Online Master of Science in Technical Communication
Arizona State University’s Master of Science in technical communication empowers you to communicate with a variety of audiences through print and digital media. Featuring a flexible curriculum tailored to your specific career goals, this program provides you with an understanding of professional, cultural and ethical issues shaping the field.
Next start date: 08/22/2024
Total classes: 12
Weeks per class: 7.5
Total credit hours: 36
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The skills you’ll develop in this master’s in technical communication
Throughout this technical communication master’s degree, you’ll learn how to create documents and resources that convey information in a more suitable format for its intended audience and purpose. Focusing on topics including data analysis, content management, technical writing, research and technology use, you’ll graduate with experience and important transferable skills, such as:
- Analyzing data visualization across a range of products.
- Collaborating with people of diverse backgrounds.
- Conducting user research on complex communication products.
- Creating communication pieces in multiple media formats.
- Managing design projects.
- Writing clearly and effectively for specific audiences.
You can also enhance your expertise in specific areas of interest by focusing coursework on specialized topics ranging from data visualization to grant writing and beyond. Additionally, this program culminates in the creation of an applied project, capstone or thesis that’s relevant to your goals.
Who's a good candidate for this master's program?
If you’re comfortable dealing with new information and are interested in creating documents and electronic communication that helps others understand it, this master’s program may be a great fit for you. Covering design, management, technical writing and other techniques for producing a variety of content types, this master’s in technical communication prepares current and future writers, editors, designers and researchers for leadership and management roles within the field.
What kind of degree is a master’s in technical communication?
This master's degree is a writing-intensive program that incorporates principles in communication, engineering and design. The curriculum emphasizes theory and practical, project-oriented, coursework that prepares you for jobs across many fields.
Technical communication graduate courses
With an assortment of electives to choose from, you'll have the opportunity to tailor your studies to your professional goals. You’ll also complete a capstone, applied project or thesis where you’ll apply your learning through research and the creation of a written and designed deliverable.
Applied Rhetoric and Technical Communication
Research Design and Development
Research in Technical and Applied Communication
Copyright and Intellectual Property in the Electronic Age
Fundamentals of Technical Communication
Global Issues in Technical Communication
Grant and Proposal Writing
Develop the skills you need for jobs in technical writing and more
The technical skills you’ll develop in this program will apply to a variety of careers in the private, public and nonprofit sectors. As the demand for individuals proficient in digital communication strategies and technical writing continues to rise, you’ll have more opportunities to pursue specialized career paths upon graduating. Potential career examples include, but aren’t limited to:
How to apply
Applicants to the Master of Science in technical communication program must fulfill the requirements of both the Graduate College and the College of Integrative Sciences and Arts.
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