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 Lynne McNeill, the Director of Graduate Studies, 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. 

Tech Comm News

TCR Student of the Year

The USU English Department has named Mersedez Clifford the Technical Communication and Rhetoric Student of the Year for 2022-23.

Chen Chen Named Utah Presidential Leadership Fellow

Assistant Professor of Technical Communication and Rhetoric Chen Chen has been selected to participate in the Utah Presidential Leadership Fellows program for 2023-2024. Previously, Associate Professor Michaelann Nelson was part of the 2022-2023 cohort.

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Program Advisor

Lynne S McNeill

Lynne S McNeill

Associate Professor; Director of Graduate Studies (she/her/hers)

(435) 797-0264
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