Master of Science in Technical Communication

The Department of English and Technical Communication offers both an on-campus (traditional) and online Master of Science in Technical Communication.


Most of your courses will be traditional "classroom" courses that require you, your classmates and your teacher to come to campus at specified times and meet for lectures, discussions and other activities. Some of your courses, however, will be completely online. We believe that a technical communication student needs to learn how to function successfully in online environments.


If you choose this option, all of your courses will be either online synchronous (with live meetings in Adobe Connect or some other virtual environment) or online asynchronous (with recorded lectures and submission of work on Blackboard). On rare occasions, you may have to come to campus for degree-related business, although, if necessary, we can usually find ways around a campus visit.

Degree requirements

Departmental Contact

Dr. Kristine Swenson