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 (16-18 q.h.)

If students prefer to focus their studies on a particular concentration, they may select 16-18 q.h. from one of the concentrations below, and complement their studies with 8-10 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.


Computer Industry Writing Concentration (16 q.h.)

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 6410 Online Documentation  4 q.h. 


Social Media and Online Communities Concentration (17-18 q.h.)

TCC 6710 Content Strategy 4 q.h.

Choose four of the following courses:

CMN 6035 Legal, Policy, and Ethical Issues in the Digital Era 3 q.h.
CMN 6045 Leveraging Digital Technologies: Strategy, Assessment, and Governance 3 q.h.
CMN 6065 Implementation and Management of Social Media Channels and Online Communities 3 q.h.
DGM 6285 Interactive Marketing Fundamentals  4 q.h. 
DGM 6290 Social Media and Brand Strategy Implementation 4 q.h.

Usability/User Experience Concentration (16 q.h.)

Choose any combination of the following courses to complete 16 q.h.:

TCC 6710 Content Strategy 4 q.h.
TCC 6470 Web Accessibility for Technical Communicators 4 q.h.
TCC 6490 Usability Testing for Technical Communications 4 q.h. 
DGM 6268 Usable Design for Mobile Digital Media 4 q.h.
TCC 6610 Prototyping 2 q.h.
TCC 6620 Collecting User Data 2 q.h.
TCC 6420 Information Design for the Web  4 q.h. 

Open Electives (8-10 q.h.)

Choose a combination of 8-10 q.h. of electives from the list below and any concentration courses above:

TCC 6200 Ethics in Technical Communications 4 q.h. 
TCC 6480 Instructional Design for Technical Communicators 4 q.h.
TCC 6630 Introduction to XML 2 q.h.
TCC 6640 Wiki-Based Documentation 2 q.h.
TCC 6495 Document Design 4 q.h. 

Required minimum credit hours: 46 q.h.

Quick Info

  • 46 Quarter Hours
  • $30,544.00 total tuition
    (Based on 2016-2017 tuition rate)
  • Full-time years to completion: 1 year
    Part-time years to completion: 2 years