Our curriculum is purposefully balanced to incorporate both theoretical and practical learning. Both inside and outside of the classroom, our students get involved in the vibrant Portland “Silicon Forest” community via class client projects, internships, and networking events, such as our monthly PSU Technical Communication Meetup, which provides graduate students with the chance to network with local technical writing experts.
What can you do with a Professional and Technical Writing program from Portland State University
Our graduate program advances students in their technical communication careers in a variety of fields, including technology, healthcare, science, government, business, education, marketing, and public relations. Our graduates have written for software companies, engineering firms, publishing companies, and for the City of Portland and Bureau of Environmental Services. We also see our graduates find employment as grant writers with nonprofits or as project managers. With technical communicators in constant demand, our graduates are well-positioned to enter, or re-enter the workforce when they graduate.
Recent graduates work in a variety of roles and fields, including:
- Technical writer at a Portland software company
- Research consultant at a national health insurance company
- Account manager at a creative agency
- Technical content specialist for an office at PSU
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The coursework for the MA/MS Technical and Professional Writing program is categorized into three segments of credits:
- Core Courses
- Technical Writing Electives
- Open Electives
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- 24 months
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- Admission eligibility is based on receipt of a baccalaureate degree equivalent to a United States four-year bachelor's degree from a college or university recognized as an institution of higher education by the Ministry of Education in the relevant country or be regionally accredited within the U.S. prior to matriculating into a graduate program.
- To be considered for regular admission, applicants must have a minimum cumulative undergraduate GPA of 2.75 or the equivalent (on the U.S. 4.0 scale). Applicants who have earned 9 or more letter-graded graduate credits must have a minimum graduate GPA of 3.0 or the equivalent; this graduate GPA supersedes the undergraduate GPA.
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International16104 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 671 USD per credit during 24 months.
National16104 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 671 USD per credit during 24 months.
In-State10656 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 444 USD per credit during 24 months.
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The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.
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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Apply and win up to €10000 to cover your tuition fees.