Master of Science Technical Communication Online

Required Courses (20 q.h.)

Complete all of the following courses:

TCC 6100 Introduction to Technical and Professional Writing 4 q.h.
TCC 6102 Editing Technical Content 4 q.h.
TCC 6110 Information Architecture 4 q.h.
TCC 6120 Usability 4 q.h. 
TCC 6850 Technical Communications Capstone Project* 4 q.h.

*Should be taken as final course in the program.


Concentrations (16 q.h.)

If students prefer to focus their studies on a particular concentration, they may select 16 q.h. from one of the concentrations below, and complement their studies with 10 q.h. of elective courses (listed at the end of the curriculum), to meet the minimum 46-q.h. degree requirement.

Students are not required to complete a concentration. Any combination of 26 q.h. from concentration and elective courses will satisfy degree requirements.


Biomedical Writing Concentration

TCC 6330 Information Strategies for Biomedical Writers 4 q.h.

Choose three of the following courses:

TCC 6310 Regulatory Documentation Processes 4 q.h.
TCC 6350 Ethical and Legal Issues in Biomedical Communication 4 q.h.
TCC 6360 Research in Biomedical Communication 4 q.h.
TCC 6370 Regulatory Writing: Medical Device Submissions 4 q.h.
TCC 6380 Regulatory Writing: New Drug Applications 4 q.h.
TCC 6320 Role of Technical Communicator in a Biotech Startup 4 q.h.
TCC 6520 Marketing Writing 4 q.h. 


Computer Industry Writing Concentration

Choose four of the following courses

TCC 6430 Writing for the Computer Industry 4 q.h.
TCC 6440 Advanced Writing for the Computer Industry 4 q.h.
TCC 6400 Structured Documentation 4 q.h.
TCC 6450 Managing Technical Publications 4 q.h.
TCC 6460 Information Management 4 q.h.
TCC 6520 Marketing Writing  4 q.h.


Open Electives (10 q.h.)

TCC 6470 Web Accessibility for Technical Communicators 4 q.h.
TCC 6480 Instructional Design for Technical Comminicators 4 q.h.
TCC 6610 Prototyping 2 q.h.
TCC 6620 Collecting User Data 2 q.h.
TCC 6630 Introduction to XML 2 q.h.
TCC 6640 Wiki-Based Documentation 2 q.h.
TCC 6650 Practical Issues in Biomedical Publishing 2 q.h.
TCC 6660 Biostatistics for Medical Writers 2 q.h. 
TCC 6710 Content Strategy 4 q.h. 
DGM 6500 Working with Digital Images 2 q.h.
DGM 6501 Web Creation Bootcamp 2 q.h.
DGM 6503 Flash Intensive 2 q.h.
DGM 6506 Introduction to Digital Video 2 q.h.
DGM 6509 Integrated Suite Workshop 2 q.h.
DGM 6511 Web Creation Bootcamp 2 2 q.h.

Total Quarter Hours: 46


Attention:
If you enrolled before Fall 2012, contact your student success specialist for your curriculum.

Quick Info

  • 46 Quarter Hours
  • $28,106.00 total tuition (*)
  • Full-time years to completion: 1 year
    Part-time years to completion: 2 years
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