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Certified Professional Technical Communication-Foundation Opportunity

Entry Terms
Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer

Available 100% Online: Yes

Application Deadlines:
Domestic Students:
Winter 2020: December 20, Spring 2020: March 20, Summer 2020: June 26, Fall 2020: September 4

International Students:
Not I-20 Compliant

Credits Required for Graduation
46 Quarter Hours

Why consider a graduate degree from Northeastern University? We recognize the knowledge and competencies demonstrated by those earning their Certified Professional Technical Communicator-Foundation through the Society of Technical Communication. As a result, Certified Professional Technical Communicators have the unique opportunity to accelerate through the Master of Science in Technical Communication program by applying this credential in exchange for transfer credit.  

Successful applicants with their Certified Professional Technical Communicator-Foundation: 

  • Will receive 4 quarter hours of transfer credit - an 8% savings in tuition
  • Will complete only 4 required courses rather than 5 
  • Transfer credit is awarded for the following course: TCC 6100 Introduction to Technical and Professional Writing

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

  • Earn a 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.

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

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-50-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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