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Program at a Glance

Online Master's
College of Arts and Humanities
Credit Hours
Most Innovative University 2022

Transform complex ideas into compelling communication.

Even the most technical concepts transform into engaging ideas when they’re put in clear language and human terms. When you earn your online master’s degree in technical communication, you’ll connect powerful ideas to the people who need to hear them.

UCF Online’s English master’s degree will prepare you to draw upon your critical-thinking skills to make technical ideas accessible and impactful, whether you’re working in education, government, nonprofit or corporate environments. Throughout the program, you’ll master the theoretical and applied skills of technical writing, usability, ethics and more.

This program does not require a bachelor’s degree in English to apply. In fact, students represent a wide variety of backgrounds and have gone on to hold a number of distinctive careers. In addition, many faculty members hold prestigious awards, are prolific publishers and convey a wealth of experience. Students may choose to complete their degree with a thesis or a directed research project. To earn your online master’s in English, get started today.

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Complete your degree in as little as 2 years, full time

Application Deadlines

November 1
April 1

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Course Overview

Visual Technical Communication

Examine the creation and editing of graphics in technical documents.

Engage in managing a writing project from inception to production -- including planning, budgeting, personnel, writing, and editing.

Explore the theoretical and practical study of the uses and premises of hypertext.

Skills You'll Learn

  • Write and edit technical documents.
  • Manage a large scale writing project.
  • Craft copy for different types of written communications.

Career Projections


Annual Job


Job Growth
2019 - 2029

Source: Lightcast™ . 2024

Career Opportunities

  • Copy Writer
  • Technical Writer
  • Technical Editor
  • Publications Specialist
  • Web Content Specialist