Professional Programs

MS & Certificate Co-Directors of Graduate Studies
Professor Lee-Ann Kastman Breuch
233 Nolte Center

Professor Ann Hill Duin
215 Nolte

MS & Certificate Advisor
Jim Hall
213 Nolte Center
Graduate Programs Coordinator
Allie Cooperman
220 Nolte Center

Schedule a Zoom meeting with Allie, or email to make an appointment.

Register to attend an information session to learn more about our programs and how to apply.

Students in our fully online certificate, MS, and professional minor programs apply research-driven approaches to create and adapt content to solve complex problems in technical communication workplaces. Students connect with workplace professionals through client projects, virtual and global teamwork, mentorships, and emerging technologies. These experiences enable students to develop unique strengths in digital, usability, and science/health/medical communication.

As part of these experience-driven programs, students do the following: 

  • Understand the history, professionalism, and discourse of the field, including the ability to apply rhetorical theory/principles to scientific and technical communication;
  • Visualize, write, design, and manage content for multiple media and contexts;
  • Lead local/virtual/global teams in the design, development, and evaluation of scientific and technical communication;
  • Plan and conduct research to meet user and strategic work needs;
  • Construct and foster connected, collaborative, interactive environments; and
  • Apply technical communication research to a specific industry (e.g., health, technology, usability, public policy, education).

We invite you to learn more about our degreescoursesexperiential learning opportunitiescareers and placements, and how to apply. Please reach out with any questions you may have.

Workplace professionals, organizations, and academic departments interested in partnering with our programs are encouraged to reach out to Allie Cooperman, Graduate Programs Coordinator, at