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Est. Total Tuition/Fees $12,948
Credits Required 33
Delivery Online
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Online courses have a set cost per credit. Online credits are not counted as part of your total credits shown in the university tuition table. Total tuition is based on current rates and tuition rates are subject to change without notice.

Cost Per Credit $381
Total for 33 credits $12,948
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Estimated total tuition is based on current rates and student fees for a Utah resident. Tuition rates subject to change. Some courses may have additional fees.

credits/semester $2,111
Total for 6 semesters $12,948
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In addition to the degree specific course requirements, there may be additional requirements for this degree. Visit the department website or speak with an advisor to determine what courses are needed in order to graduate.

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Courses for this degree follow the standard USU schedule for registration and start/end dates. Exams must be taken under the supervision of an approved Proctor. All assignments and course interaction take place electronically over the internet and online discussions. For more information about this and other delivery types, visit our course delivery page.

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This professional degree program is designed for students who already have some training and/or experience as practitioners of technical writing. The Master of Technical Communication is a great program for students who are looking to take a variety of classes and gain a broad base of knowledge to prepare them for further education or to advance in their careers. It is taught entirely online and aims to prepare students to enter, re-enter or move ahead in nonacademic workplaces, not just as practitioners, but also as developers and managers of technical documents.

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For Help Getting Started

Please call (800) 233-2137 or send an email to

Dr. Christine Cooper-Rompato
Director of Graduate Studies in English
Phone: (435) 797-3856

In addition to the courses listed below, additional courses may be required. Contact your advisor to determine what courses are needed in order to complete this program.

Required Courses

  • ENGL 6400: Advanced Editing
  • ENGL 6410: Theory & Research in Professional Communication

Issues in Professional Communication

  • ENGL 6420: Usability Studies & Human Factors in Professional Communication
  • ENGL 6430: Publications Management
  • ENGL 6450: Reading Theory & Document Design
  • ENGL 6800: Theory & Practice of Online Education in Writing
  • ENGL 6830: Rhetorical Theory
  • ENGL 6890: Studies in Writing & Rhetoric

Specialized Publications

  • ENGL 6460: Studies in Digital Media
  • ENGL 6470: Studies in Specialized Documents