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Certified Professional Technical Communicator-Foundation Opportunity

Northeastern Entry Terms
Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer

Available 100% Online: Yes

Application Deadlines:
Domestic Students:
Winter 2019: February 8; Spring 2019: March 29; Summer 2019: June 28

International Students:
Spring 2019: February 4

About the Certified Professional Technical Communication-Foundation Opportunity: 

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 - a 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 

In the Master of Science in Technical Communication you will have the opportunity to:

  • Create a schedule that’s flexible to your needs while maintaining close connections with fellow classmates and faculty members.
  • Take classes totally online, combining convenience with a practice-oriented curriculum, taught by seasoned professionals, and offering unrivaled opportunities for experiential learning.
  • Put what you learn from the corporate communications master’s into practice by completing a project for a real-world employer through our Experiential Network.

Discover how your certification and a Northeastern degree can impact and elevate your career.
The Northeastern Advantage

A graduate degree at Northeastern University enables you to create the educational experience that best meets your career and life goals. Recognized as part of a top 40-research university, our organizational communications degree offers a dynamic learning environment, fueled, informed, and inspired by professionally-oriented, hands-on study.

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

  • Northeastern University’s graduate 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 organizational communications workforce.
  • Pursue powerful career advancement opportunities in human resources, leadership, public relations, and more through our global network of over 3,000 corporate partners.
  • Directly and immediately apply what you learn from your master's 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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Connect with us today to learn more about the Certified Professional Technical Communicator-Foundation opportunity as well as the Master of Science in Technical Communication to see how a Northeastern graduate degree can help you advance your skills, career and life.  It all starts here.