Arizona State University

Arizona State offers several options for studying Technical Communication, including a BS and an MS. In the BS program, students learn how to design, produce, and manage information using traditional and developing technologies. Students can complete the BS in one of two ways: via face-to-face and online courses offered through the Polytechnic campus, or fully online through ASUOnline. The MS curriculum balances theory and practice to ensure students develop the analytical abilities, technology expertise, and hands-on skills necessary for success as a technical communicator. The program prepares students for technical communication positions in the private, public, and nonprofit sectors and will offer professionals the opportunity to further advance their careers. The MS is offered through the Polytechnic campus via face-to-face and online courses.



All IDCC majors must take speech, professional communication and web design courses, and communication theory to build their verbal skills before choosing electives in applied communication theory and supporting subject areas.

Carnegie Mellon University

The English Department is both inspired by the richness of the humanist tradition and dedicated to innovation. Our graduates enter careers in academia and the professions well-prepared to meet the changing needs of society with creativity, historical perspective, global awareness, and outstanding communication skills.

Drexel University

Welcome to the Department of Culture & Communication, the home of Anthropology, Communication, Criminal Justice, Modern Languages, Sociology, and Urban Environmental Policy. Students and faculty work collaboratively across disciplines asking questions outside the box of each discipline alone. If you march to a different drummer, this is where you belong. We challenge our students to question, and they also challenge us.

-Professor Wesley Shumar, Dept. Head

Farmingdale State College

The Program Farmingdale State has developed a four-year Bachelor of Science in Professional Communication Program to support the needs of business and industry in the New York metropolitan region. This four-year course of study is designed to prepare students for careers as researchers, writers, editors, and computer graphics specialists who assist professionals in translating technical, scientific, and professional information into graphic, oral, and written language for specific audiences.

Ferris State University

Technical and Professional Communication students learn the history and future of writing, edit technical manuals, understand the elements of writing technical documents and develop project planning skills. In addition, they analyze technical journals, books, magazines and speeches.

Illinois Institute of Technology

The Bachelor of Science in Professional Technical Communication (BS-PTC) encourages program in encourages a blend of theory and workplace-oriented practice, and encourages students to develop an entrepreneurial approach to their academic efforts in which they actively participate in the development of an individual plan of study.

Iowa State University

The undergraduate program in technical communication addresses the natural relationship between practical communication and science/technology. Iowa State also offers an MA and a PhD in Rhetoric, Composition, and Professional Communication.

James Madison University

The School of Writing, Rhetoric, and Technical Communication graduates well-equipped students who actively participate and lead in professional fields and civil society. Individuals majoring in WRTC will be joining faculty and students in one of the only schools dedicated to the art and science of communication in a variety of modes and genres.

Kaplan University

As the U.S. economy continues to transition from goods-producing to service-providing employment, job candidates who have the ability to interact and communicate effectively with others—both interpersonally and through various forms of media—will be at a tremendous advantage. Service-providing industries are expected to account for approximately 15.7 million new wage and salary jobs generated over the decade ending in 2016.* Study to prepare for your role in this exciting industry by earning a Bachelor of Science in Communication online at Kaplan University.

Lebanon Valley College

Digital Communications is a creative, interdisciplinary program that teaches how to design and develop innovative media solutions to business and communication problems, such as designing and developing a web page for a client who needs to communicate with customers, developing an advertising campaign, creating a branded identity, or developing an e-business plan.

Mercer University

Technical communication is a broad, rapidly expanding career field. Every type of industry uses
technologies and needs to communicate well with many constituents. That means that they all need technical communicators!

Metropolitan State University of Denver

Technical Communication and Media Production students apply the underlying theories and principles of the discipline to communicate information to a specific audience using the appropriate communication medium, whether the medium be print, video, audio, multimedia technology, or a combination of other media.

Milwaukee School of Engineering

Do you have an easy time understanding technology and explaining it to others? Do you like math, science and have a knack for writing or gift for gab? The field of technical communication is a logical extension of the rapid growth in technology. As a technical communicator, you'll help users, often consumers, understand and use technology and products.

Minnesota State University - Mankato

Minnesota State University, Mankato’s technical communication program is a well-established program with a strong STC student chapter that serves resident students as well as 100% online learners from across the country—indeed, from around the world.

Missouri State University

Our program, part of the Missouri State University English Department, is the most advanced professional and technical writing program in Missouri.

Missouri University of Science and Technology

The department offers undergraduate (major and minor) and graduate degree programs in technical communication. Technical communication students, upon completion of their degrees, can have interesting and lucrative careers in almost any industry.

Montana Tech of the University of Montana

Students in Technical Communication will plan, develop, and complete technical communication projects in one or more fields of science and technology. This program will be practice-oriented, emphasizing a problem-solving approach that empowers people in many disciplines to communicate more effectively.

New Mexico Tech

With its strong scientific and technical emphasis, New Mexico Tech is ideally suited for this program which teaches students to apply principles of communication and problem solving in order to transfer information effectively between scientists, engineers, managers, technicians, and the general public.

North Dakota State University

The mission of the English Department at North Dakota State University is to inspire an appreciation for the English language and its literatures, and to cultivate its effective use in creative expression and day-to-day life. We offer three minors, a BA and BS degree in English, a BA and BS in English Education (in cooperation with the School of Education) an MA in English and a Ph.D. in English: Practical Writing.

Northeastern University

 A proliferation of new technologies and applications has heightened the call for professionals who can communicate complex technical ideas—succinctly and articulately. In response, Northeastern University’s College of Professional Services offers the Bachelors of Science and Master of Science in Technical Communication.

Radford University

The program in Business and Technical Writing consists of four courses: Professional Writing, Grammar and Style for Writers, Technical Editing, and Advanced Technical Writing.

Rochester Institute of Technology

Professional & Technical Communication (PTC), initiated in 1986, typically enrolls 80 majors. The degree unites advanced education in the theory and practice of spoken, written and visual communication with extensive instruction in one of RIT's professional or technical educational programs.

Southern Polytechnic State University

Your strengths and interests lie in writing, design, media arts. In communicating information and ideas. And you want to leverage those strengths into a practical skill set that will lead to or expand a fulfilling, enduring career. The English, Technical Communication & Media Arts department at Southern Polytechnic State University (SPSU) is the right place for you! We offer three undergraduate degree programs: BA in New Media Arts, BA in English & Professional Communication, and BS in Technical Communication. We also offer numerous online graduate programs: MSc in Information Design & Communication; MSc in Information & Instructional Design; Graduate Certificate in Technical Communication; and Advanced Graduate Certificates in Visual Communication, Content Strategy, Instructional Design, Communications Management, and User Experience. Learn to create meaning, inspire change, and deliver value. Explore the possibilities at SPSU today!

State University of New York Institute of Technology

The aim of the program is to engage students in critical assessments of various media and their applicability for a given purpose. Students will be prepared for advancement in professional careers that include secondary school and community college teaching, technical communication, public relations, marketing, instructional design and technology, government service, publications,  corporate communication, and training for profit and non-profit organizations, healthcare management and other industries.

University of Houston-Downtown

The professional writing major requires a minimum of 120 hours. For degree completion, at least 25 percent of the semester credit hours must be earned through instruction offered by UH-Downtown. The last 30 of the total hours and 18 of the upper-level hours toward the degree must be successfully completed in residence at UH-Downtown. An overall minimum grade point average of 2.0 at UH-Downtown is required for graduation, and a minimum average of 2.0 must be maintained in the upper-level hours in the major.

University of Minnesota

Since 1977 the University of Minnesota has offered a master’s degree in technical communication. Ours is one of the oldest and most highly respected programs of its kind in the country.

University of Washington

Students learn to design, write, edit, and evaluate technical and scientific materials. Students also learn about technical discourse, human-computer interaction, hypermedia and multimedia, publications management, and online support systems. Graduates apply their knowledge to create and enhance communication in scientific and technical environments.

University of Wisconsin-Stout

The Master of Science in Technical and Professional Communication at the University of Wisconsin-Stout is a 30-credit, fully online degree designed for working professionals. The program includes courses in usability, user-centered design, project management, emerging media, and communicating in multilingual environments. Students take advantage of a textbook rental service and do not pay extra for instructional resources. UW-Stout's Career Services office offers current students and alumni access to a variety of career exploration and preparation services.

Worcester Polytechnic Institute

The Professional Writing (PW) program is concerned with the theory, ethics, research, and practice of representing information in a variety of communication media-computer documentation, instruction manuals, hypertext, multimedia presentations, graphics, video, brochures, newsletters, public relations, scholarly writing, journalism, and literary nonfiction.