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The Master of Science in Technical Communication requires a minimum of 33 semester credit hours. This includes a choice of final experience tracks. All students must complete a graduation portfolio the semester they intend to graduate.

Courses taken for theory, application or research requirements cannot count for dual credit as an elective. Students may take TCOM 6360 Special Topics course twice for elective credit, provided the topics and learning outcomes differ.

Degree Requiremen​​​ts

Required Core Courses - 6 H​​ours

Theory Courses - 3 Hou​rs

Application Courses - 3 ​Hours

Research Courses -​ 3 Hours

Electives - 12 Ho​​urs

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 TCOM 6390 Direct Research and TCOM 6391 Thesis.
  • 6 hours in Capstone Track: after having completed at least 15 semester credit hours in the MSTC program, complete TCOM 6380 Field Experience and TCOM 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, TCOM 6390 Directed Research, and TCOM 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 TCOM 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.

Graduate​​ Portfolio

  • TCOM 6099: Technical Communication Graduate Portfolio

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