Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

School of Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences

Technical Communication


Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

110 Eighth Street

Troy, NY 12180

United States



Program Information

Degrees Offered:


Format: Campus

Program Description:

Technical communication students at Rensselaer gain design skills that resist obsolescence and the capacity to generate content for several electronically-based communication media. In addition to the core curriculum, a certificate in Human-Computer Interaction is available. Whether producing web pages, multimedia tutorials, electronic wizards, or online help systems, graduates of the M.S. program enter sustained careers in industry. Students learn to: Integrate visual information into a written text; design documents, websites, and on-line help systems that both novices and experts can use; create multimedia programs; design meaningful hypermedia programs; gain a strong background in communication and rhetorical theory; hone composition skills; broaden computer skills in Rensselaer's extensive computer facilities; receive assistance in career planning; meet potential employers while in school; and combine professional work experience with taking classes.


Rensselaer is accredited by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools and by a number of professional and academic societies.

Facts & Figures

Financial Aid: No

International Financial Aid: No

Average Cost per Credit (Graduate): 1945 USD

In State Tuition (per year): 46700 USD

Out State Tuition (per year): 46700 USD

Classification: Doctoral/Research University—Extensive

Locale: Small City

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