Master of Science in Technical Communication Management (Online)

The MS in Technical Communication Management was recently ranked 4th of 25 best online Master's programs in communication!  SR Education Group, who performs the rankings, writes that "inclusion on these lists shows high academic standards and a commitment to affordability."
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Mercer University's Master of Science in Technical Communication Management (MSTCM) Mercer School of Engineeringprogram provides practicing professionals with a unique graduate experience focused on the managerial role of the technical communicator. Distinguishing the program from other technical communication graduate programs, this focus provides students with the skills and knowledge to advance their careers, while adding value to current employers. The program can be completed in as little as two years.

Housed in Mercer's Engineering School and offered fully online, the MSTCM program strives to prepare students for highly technical fields, while career-applicable projects offer students opportunities to gain further experience in industry while earning their degrees. The distance learning structure of the program allows practicing professionals across the globe to collaborate and learn from a diverse set of colleagues and offers them the flexibility to complete the degree at their convenience.

These unique elements combine to create a value-based degree that will help you attain your professional goals and discover your place in the broad field of technical communication. In addition, the program is competively priced at $700 per credit hour.

If you have questions, please browse this website or contact Dr. Pam Estes Brewer, Director of the MSTCM program.

The GRE is NOT required for admission to this program.


Graduate Certificate in Technical Communication Management

Students may choose to pursue a graduate certificate in Technical Communication Management (GCTCM), which requires completion of 5 courses from the TCM curriculum.  Certificates can be completed in 1 to 2 years.  Certificate students select from among the same classes as the Master of Science in Technical Communication Management (MSTCM) students; however, they may not count electives outside of the TCM program or  the capstone research course, TCO 685, toward the certificate.

Admission requirements for the certificate are the same as those for admission to the MSTCM.   Students must declare in their application materials whether they wish to pursue the GCTCM or the MSTCM.  Students who are admitted to the GCTCM are not eligible for financial aid.  However, at any point, GCTCM students with a 3.0 or better GPA may petition to move to the MSTCM degree.  (NOTE:  Students who have declared the MSTCM CANNOT petition to move to the GCTCM.) Students can earn the GCTCM or the MSTCM but not both.