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Technical Communication M.S.

M.S. in Technical Communication

What can I do with this degree?

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Possible Position Titles

  • Technical Writer
  • Grant Writer
  • Medical Writer
  • Editor
  • Web Writer
  • Web Designer
  • Social Media Manager
  • PR Director
  • Content Editor
  • Communications Director
  • Trainer
  • Science Writer
  • Journalist


  • Oil and Gas
  • Energy
  • IT companies
  • Engineering & Science
  • Healthcare
  • Government
  • Nonprofit Organizations
  • Medical Research
  • Publishing
  • Law firms
  • PR and Marketing
  • Social Media
  • Education


Professional Organizations

Affiliate yourself with groups to network and learn about the field:

  • Society for Technical Communication (STC)
  • American Medical Writers Association (AMWA)
  • Plain Language Association International (PLAIN)
  • Public Relations Society of America (PRSA)
  • American Society for Training & Development (ASTD)
  • American Marketing Association (AMA)
  • International Association of Business Communicators (IABC)

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Community Partnerships

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  • For students currently employed, consider opportunities within your organization or business by approachingyour employer directly.
  • For students entering a new industry, schedule an appointment with the Main Career Center for assistance.


What is Technical Communication?

The Master of Science in Technical Communication equips students to produce user-friendly technical documents, manage projects, understand communication ethics, analyze audiences, and conduct usability tests. Curriculum can be individualized with a selection of electives, making it valuable for a range of candidates, including:

  • Professional writers seeking managerial positions
  • Medical professionals seeking skills to producing publishable research, educational materials, and manuals
  • Engineering, science, and technology project management, writing proposals, training materials, business-to-business communications
  • Public relations and corporate training professionals