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Technical Communication, M.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 12 months
    Duration
, TX,
The Master of Science in Technical Communication (MSTC) program equips students with the skills to produce user-friendly technical documents, manage projects, understand communication ethics, analyze audiences, and conduct usability tests.

About

The Master of Science in Technical Communication requires a minimum of 33 semester credit hours that include a choice of final experience tracks. All students must complete successfully a graduation portfolio. Courses taken for theory, application or research requirements cannot count for dual credit as an elective. The Special Topics course may be taken twice for elective credit, provided the topics and learning outcomes differ.

Programme Structure

Courses included:
  • Proseminar in Professional & Technical Communication
  • Rhetorical Theory & Criticism
  • Visual Design Theory
  • Intercultural and World Communication
  • Ethical and Legal Dimensions of Communication
  • Instructional Design
  • Hypermedia Theory and Design

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 12 months
  • Credits
    33 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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  • Minimum required score:

    86

    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

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  • Minimum required score:

    600

    The TOEFL®PBT is administered in a paper format and measures your ability to use and understand English in a classroom setting at the college or university level. It accurately measures how well you can listen, read and write in English while performing academic tasks. Read more about TOEFL®PBT.

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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 3

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 3 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

General Requirements

  • Completed Online Application
  • $80 application fee
  • Passport copy (name, date of birth, expiration date)
  • Original Affidavit of Support 
  • GRE Score or waiver
  • Statement of Purpose
  • Letters of Reference
  • Resume
  • Writing Sample

Tuition Fee

  • International

    725 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 725 USD per credit and a duration of 12 months.
  • National

    360 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 360 USD per credit and a duration of 12 months.
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Living costs for Houston

  • 1067 - 1950 USD/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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