Master of Technical Communication

Graduate Program

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In the online Master of Technical Communication (MTC) program at USU, you will study communication and writing that gets things done—in business, community activism, government, and other contexts. You will study social media technologies, editing, inclusive communication, and more. Our program works to cultivate graduate students who are socially aware and ethical writers, who can adapt to new technologies. Our online classes are asynchronous, and there is no out-of-state tuition, regardless of where you live.

Please reach out to the director of graduate studies, Dr. Jared Colton (he/him/his), at for specific programmatic questions. 

Career Application

Graduates of the Master of Technical Communication program work in a variety of careers, such as social media managers, technical editors, grant writers, and usability experts (who make technology or communication more user friendly). Some of our students are middle school or high school teachers who want to bring professional and technical writing into their classrooms, and some graduates of the master’s program go on to earn a PhD and pursue careers in higher education.