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Technical communication is a means to convey specialized information to a specific audience to help them understand, make decisions, use technology, or complete a task.

Applications for the M.A. in Technical Communication program are reviewed as they are received; there is no application deadline for regular admission. You may enter the program in either the fall or the spring semester.

Ready to get started on your graduate degree? Visit the Graduate College page to determine the correct next step for you.

Graduate Certificate Program

The minimum requirement for admission to the Graduate Certificate program is a baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited college or university and admission to the Graduate College. To apply, you will need to upload your documents to your application file via the Graduate College Graduate Admissions. Please include:

  • A 500-word statement explaining how the Graduate Certificate relates to your broader educational goals; and
  • A current resume.


The MATC program offers funding through competitive teaching and Writing Center assistantships. Teaching assistantships allow graduate students to teach in our nationally-recognized first-year writing program, as well as potentially teach English 202: Introduction to Technical Communication in their second year. Writing Center assistantships provide opportunities for students to serve as writing consultants, mentor new consultants, and participate in Writing Across the Curriculum (WAC) activities. For more details on assistantships, see the Graduate Assistantships page.

Non-resident students are also encouraged to apply for our GEM Grad Scholarship.

Applications for assistantships are due by January 15.