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Master of Science in Technical Communication

Entry Terms
Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer

Available 100% Online: Yes

Application Deadlines:
Domestic Students:
December 15 (Winter), February 27 (Spring), May 29 (Summer)

International Students:
November 13 (Winter), February 13 (Spring), May 8 (Summer)

Credits Required for Graduation
46 Quarter Hours

Today’s growing amount of technical and scientific data has created a demand for technical communication professionals who can convey clear, concise, and accurate information to a variety of audiences through technical writing. Northeastern is meeting that demand by offering a Master of Science in Technical Communication to help prepare you for a role as a technical writer, usability expert, content strategist, or technical trainer.

With a Master of Science in Technical Communication, you will have the unique opportunity to:

  • Earn a technical communication master’s degree on your time. This program is offered 100% online, allowing you to align your coursework to your schedule while still maintaining an active connection with classmates and faculty members.
  • Gain hands-on, real-world experience in UX design, technical writing, and instructional design through a capstone assignment or short-term project with a sponsoring business or nonprofit.
  • Tailor your education to your personal interests and needs with one of our three concentrations: Usability/User Experience; Social Media and Online Communities; and Computer Industry Writing.
  • Learn directly from industry experts, such as Julia Cho, the program’s senior lecturer and technical consultant, who has held technical writing positions at companies like Oracle and nSight.
  • Join a global network of more than 230,000 alumni and 3,000 employer partners, who can help connect you to roles in the technical communication and UX design industries. 

Discover how our technical communications degree can help change your career.
About Northeastern

Northeastern University’s technical communication degree program enables you to create the educational experience that best meets your career and life goals. Recognized as a top-40-research university, we offer a dynamic learning environment, fueled, informed, and inspired by professionally-oriented, hands-on study.

Experiential learning. Industry-aligned coursework. Flexible study options. Our technical communication degree gives you access to a global network of faculty practitioners, corporate partners, distinguished alumni, and fellow students. Together, these form the cornerstone of a technical communication master's that’s innovative, yet relevant; practical, yet transformative.

  • Northeastern University’s technical communication master's programs are designed to meet the demands of today’s high-growth industries, providing students with the skills needed to succeed in the modern, global workforce.
  • Pursue powerful career advancement opportunities in technical writing and UX design through our global network of over 3,000 corporate partners.
  • Directly and immediately apply what you learn from the technical communication degree to a pressing project in your own organization or through an experiential learning opportunity with one of our corporate partners.
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