English – Technical Communication, M.A.

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The Technical Communication track of the English M.A. program is available fully online. Prospective students should enjoy writing and be excited to learn how to create effective documents in print and electronic form for government, education, corporate and nonprofit entities. Program participants should also have strong critical thinking skills to explore the fundamental theories that inform the discipline as well as have some familiarity with, or be willing to learn how to use, communication technologies. An undergraduate degree in English is not required; in fact, students from a variety of disciplinary backgrounds are encouraged to apply.

The program provides students with theoretical and applied skills in such areas as technical writing, visual design, usability, ethics, stylistics, computer documentation, international communication, and the rhetoric of science.

Students in this program come from a variety of educational backgrounds such as Psychology, Computer Science and English. The program’s faculty members have won prestigious awards, are well published in the field, and have considerable experience in teaching online courses.

Our graduates hold a variety of jobs in the central Florida region; they have found work as technical writers, technical editors, information designers, web designers, corporate trainers, consultants, information developers, educators, documentation specialists or have other communication related jobs.

Contact us today to learn more about UCF’s Online Technical Communication Degree.
Call 1-855-903-8576 or email: online@ucf.edu

Official catalog information including application deadlines, curriculum requirements and program restrictions can be found in the UCF Graduate Catalog.

Please note: This program may be completed online, although not all elective options or program prerequisites may be offered online. Newly admitted students choosing to complete this program exclusively via UCF online classes may enroll with a reduction in campus-based fees.

International students (F or J visa) are required to enroll in a full-time course load of 9 credit hours during the fall and spring semesters. Only 3 of the 9 credit hours may be taken in a completely online format. For a detailed listing of enrollment requirements for international students, please visit www.international.ucf.edu. If you have questions, please consult International Affairs and Global Strategies at 407-823-2337.

Refer to State Restrictions for online programs that are currently restricted.

Career Opportunities

  • copywriter
  • creative writer
  • educator
  • ghostwriter
  • human resources administrator
  • journalist
  • market researcher
  • technical writer
  • tutor

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