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Although our department consists of two separate disciplines—English and technical communication—there are similarities and some overlap between the two. If you have a love of writing, reading, and other forms of communication, our programs in either discipline will be a good fit for you.
Master of Science (MS) in Technical Communication
If you can come to our campus to study, our MS program has funded positions for Graduate Teaching Assistants.
If you cannot come to our campus, consider our distance program. We do not have funded positions for online students, but the cost is now affordable: $600 per credit hour.
Contact Dr. David Wright (firstname.lastname@example.org) for more information.
The discipline of English includes literary studies, composition and rhetoric, creative writing, and English education. A degree in English is ideal for students who want to pursue a professional career in management and administration, sales and marketing, writing and editing, research and investigation, human resources and public relations. A degree in English Education is ideal for those who want to pursue a career in teaching middle and high school students.
The discipline of technical communication focuses on the study of visual, written, and spoken communication in a wide variety of professions. It enables people to use technology effectively, to understand technology, and to make effective decisions about real-world problems. A degree in technical communication is ideal for students interested in web design and usability, technical writing and editing, online help development, content development, managing documentation, and information architecture.