Northeastern University

If you enjoy the written language and the challenge that comes with organizing complex information, then a career in technical communications may be a great fit for you. From scientific articles and instruction manuals to software documentation and research reports, technical writers create essential communications for many products and services. Whether you envision yourself working as an editor, writer, or communications manager, you will need proficient writing, editing, and organizational skills.

The Bachelor of Science in Technical Communication degree program features online courses that focus on areas that are critical to becoming a professional technical writer: English, logic, writing for professions, writing for the media, online documentation, and technical writing. You may focus your educational experience by choosing from electives in graphic communication and production, proposal or promotional writing, and writing for medical, software, or regulatory agencies. You will emerge from this program with the knowledge and skills required to embark on a career in technical communications.


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 Master of Science in Technical Communication.

Northeastern University’s Master of Science in Technical Communication (MSTC) is a fully online master’s degree program designed to help you build the technical communication skills needed in today’s diverse workplace and provide you with the opportunity to use those skills across a variety of disciplines and professions. Our innovative, industry-aligned curriculum includes the opportunity for students to choose from concentrations in computer writing, usability, and social media. Career paths for our graduates include technical writing and editing, technical marketing, information architecture, instructional design, documentation management, and usability/UX.  


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  • 360 Huntington Ave.
  • Boston
  • MA
  • USA
  • 02115-9959