Online Master of Science in Technical Communication

ASU’s master of science in technical communication will provide you with knowledge and skills for the design, production and management of print and digital texts using traditional and developing technologies.

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Quick facts

Next start date: 01/11/2021


Total classes: 12

Weeks per class: 7.5

Total credit hours: 36

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Details

The curriculum provides a comprehensive understanding of the professional, ethical, and cultural issues in the field. The combination of theory and practice will help you develop your analytical abilities, technological expertise and skills necessary for success in technical communication careers. You will learn from skilled faculty with a range of expertise, including visual communication and information design, content strategy and management, global and cross-cultural communication, social media, and user experience (UX).

As a technical communication graduate, you will be prepared for careers in writing, editing, design, and research in which you will communicate effectively with a broad range of audiences. These skills may support you in your current position or help you build a new career in technical communication.

Featured courses

36 credit hours including a thesis, or 36 credit hours including the required applied project course (TWC 593) or 36 credit hours including the required capstone course (TWC 596).


Required core

Applied Rhetoric and Technical Communication


Required core

Research in Technical and Applied Communication


Restricted electives

Fundamentals of Technical Communication


Restricted electives

Principles of Visual Communication


Restricted electives

Visualizing Data & Information


Restricted electives

Principles of Web Authoring


Restricted electives

Social Media in the Workplace


Restricted electives

Principles of Technical Editing


Related careers

Graduates with an ASU Online Master of Science in Technical Communication have career opportunities illustrated in the following list. Career examples include but are not limited to:

Grant writer

Information developer

Web interface designer

User experience (UX) designer

Prestigious faculty

Faculty in the College of Integrative Sciences and Arts are deeply committed to exploration in their fields of work. Many of our faculty and staff are recognized both nationally and internationally for their achievements.

  • American Educational Research Association fellows.
  • American Psychological Association fellows.
  • Fulbright scholars.
  • Numerous achievement awards in fields from psychology to writing. 

Prestigious faculty

Faculty in the College of Integrative Sciences and Arts are deeply committed to exploration in their fields of work. Many of our faculty and staff are recognized both nationally and internationally for their achievements.

  • American Educational Research Association fellows.
  • American Psychological Association fellows.
  • Fulbright scholars.
  • Numerous achievement awards in fields from psychology to writing. 

Admission requirements

Applicants must fulfill the requirements of both the Graduate College and the College of Integrative Sciences and Arts.

Applicants are eligible to apply to the program if they have earned a bachelor's or master's degree, in any field, from a regionally accredited institution.

Application requirements

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University achievements

ASU is a global university recognized for its commitment to innovation, research and high-quality academic programs. Our university has been recognized with peer-reviewed honors from U.S. News & World Report. 

#1


in innovation for 5 consecutive years, ahead of Stanford and MIT.

Top 10


best online bachelor's programs. 

Top 10%


best global universities. 

80%


of graduates reported that their experiences at ASU inspired them to explore new career opportunities.

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