Sample Course List
Students in our certificate in technical communication and MS in scientific and technical communication programs take courses that:
- Center research-driven approaches to create and adapt content to solve complex problems in technical communication workplaces.
- Connect with workplace professionals through client projects, virtual and global teamwork, mentorships, and emerging technologies.
- Enable development of unique strengths in digital, usability, and science/health/medical communication.
All of our professional courses are offered asynchronously to accommodate the schedules of working professionals.
Core Courses (Certificate and MS)
The certificate program consists of the following five courses. These courses also make up the core coursework for the MS program. Each course is three credits.
MS Electives, Outside Courses, and Capstone
Students in the MS program take additional courses in Writing Studies and other departments to develop specialized expertise aligned with career goals. These courses are selected in consultation with the student’s advisor to create a coherent competency area. Electives, as well as a selection of courses taken outside the department by recent MS students can be viewed in the MS curriculum listing in the Graduate Education Catalog.
All MS students also complete a capstone project:
Learn More About Graduate and Professional Course Offerings in Writing Studies
Please see the University Catalog for a full list of graduate courses offered by the Department of Writing Studies. Current and upcoming courses are available in Schedule Builder, including descriptions of seminars.
Non-Degree Graduate Credit
The Department of Writing Studies welcomes non-degree-seeking students to take its graduate courses. Prospective students should contact the class instructor for permission. Non-degree-seeking students can follow the links below for more information about the registration process.