The Master of Science in Technical Communication requires a minimum of 33 semester credit hours that include a choice of final experience tracks. All students must complete successfully a graduation portfolio. Courses taken for theory, application or research requirements cannot count for dual credit as an elective. The Special Topics course may be taken twice for elective credit, provided the topics and learning outcomes differ.
The MSTC is a 33 hour degree program distributed as follows:
Required Core Courses: 6 Hours
Theory Courses - 3 Hours:
Application Courses - 3 Hours
Research Courses - 3 Hours
Electives - 12 Hours
Students may also petition to add no more than two undergraduate and graduate courses to this list from the following options:
A maximum of six (6) undergraduate hours may be accepted as degree electives, at the discretion of the Graduate Director.
Final Experience (complete one of the following options)
6 hours in Thesis Track: after having completed at least 15 semester credit hours in the MSTC program, complete ENG 6390 Directed Research and
ENG 6391 Thesis.
6 hours in Capstone Track: after having completed at least 15 semester credit hours in the MSTC program, complete ENG 6380 Internship and
ENG 6392 Capstone Project.
6 hours in Exam Track: after having completed at least 18 semester credit hours in the MSTC program, complete an additional elective from the list of courses enumerated under the “Electives” area, above, ENG 6390 Directed Research, and ENG 6904 Final Comprehensive Examination, during which the student must pass a test based on a reading list distributed prior to the examination.
6 hours for Seminar Paper Track: after having completed at least 18 semester credit hours in the MSTC program, register for ENG 6095 Graduate Seminar Paper and complete six semester credit hours of additional electives that require seminar papers from the list of courses enumerated under the Electives area, above.
- ENG 6099: Professional Writing Graduate Portfolio