The Master of Arts degree in Professional and Technical Communication at the University of North Texas features a rigorous curriculum that increases your ability to write, think and communicate strategically.
Our degree program caters to students from all academic backgrounds who have strong motivation, time management skills, self-discipline and a high energy level.
The program has a 15+ year reputation of excellence and holds an impressive job placement record. Our graduates work for AT&T, Apple, Microsoft, Sabre Airline Solutions, Hewlett Packard and GE Healthcare. Recent graduates generally started their careers with a $50-$55K annual salary.
Technical communicators are valued because they make information more useable and accessible, and, in doing so, advance a company's or organization's goals. Key job sectors include:
- Information technology
Our curriculum also prepares you to enter a doctoral technical communication program. Recent graduates have earned fellowships at some of the nation's premiere programs.
Gain new perspectives
The rigorous curriculum balances the study of complex theories with practical application. The course work equips you with cutting-edge knowledge and skills that are immediately applicable to the industry. We also enable you to customize the program to meet your learning priorities.
In addition to electives, you'll specialize in a technical field (cognate) and complete an internship at a major organization (practicum). Evening courses are designed around a flexible schedule that enables you to balance your work and personal life with a strategic career investment.
Course work leading to a Graduate Academic Certificate in Teaching Technical Writing is also available. The certificate caters to non-majors in rhetoric, literature, creative writing and cultural studies who teach foundational courses in technical writing.
Our faculty members are active researchers and recognized scholars with industry experience, which is infused into their instruction. Their progressive research has examined usability, social media and science communication. Their research has been published in major journals such as Technical Communication Quarterly, Technical Communication, IEEE Transactions on Professional Communication and International Journal of Business Communication.
The MA program is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools
International students must apply through UNT International Programs and also provide an official score on the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL)