Master of Technical Communication - MTC

College of Humanities and Social Sciences

About This Degree

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. This program is designed for working professionals, regardless of where you live: our online classes are asynchronous, and there is no out-of-state tuition.

Graduates of the MTC 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 MTC program go on to earn a PhD and pursue careers in higher education.


At a Glance

College: College of Humanities and Social Sciences

Department: English Department

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Lynne McNeill

Associate Professor
Office: RWST 301B

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*This degree is available at various USU locations.

**This degree is 100% available online. USU is a SARA-approved institution offering fully online programs nationwide; please visit USU's state authorizations for details.


Admission Requirements

Master's students must apply for admission to the School of Graduate Studies. There is a $55 fee required with the application.

The following are the steps in the application process (Instructions for steps 1-4 can be found on the School of Graduate Studies' Apply website.

  1. Fill out the online application.
  2. Pay the application fee.
  3. Provide a copy of your transcript(s).
  4. Provide 3 letters of recommendation from people who can address your readiness for graduate studies.

All supplemental items will be submitted online through the Graduate School's application system. Once you have created an account, filled out the online application, and paid the application fee, the Graduate School will email you with instructions for uploading the supplementary items (writing samples, statement of purpose, and curriculum vitae).

Visit the MTC application page for details on supplementary items.


    The deadline for the online Master of Technical Communication Program is March 1 for admission in summer or fall. All application materials should arrive at Utah State by the March 1 deadline to be considered.

    Financial Aid

    At this time, we have no scholarships to offer online students. For more information on financial aid, visit the School of Graduate Studies page on Cost and Funding.

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