How to Enroll in MSTCM

Dr. Pam Estes BrewerIf you are interested in enrolling in or receiving information about the MSTCM program, please email Dr. Pam Estes Brewer ( or fill out the form below. We will mail you a packet with application, catalog, and other materials about the program. In addition, Dr. Brewer will answer any questions about admissions, courses, schedules, and the ways in which our courses are delivered.

You may also reach us at the address and phone below:
Mercer University
School of Engineering, Department of Technical Communication
1501 Mercer University Drive
Macon, GA 31207

1.800.MERCERU x4146

Complete this Form to Request Information

To receive information on the Master of Science in Technical Communication Management program (MSTCM), please complete the following information:


Admissions Requirements

Graduate students are selected on the basis of their stated professional goals, related work experience, and educational background. Because technical communication is a hybrid field, undergraduate degrees in a variety of disciplines are acceptable, provided the degree is obtained from an accredited institution. Successful MSTCM graduates have come from such disciplines as engineering, English, psychology, business, journalism, library science, and—of course—technical communication.

Standard admission requirements include the following:

  • Bachelor's degree from an accredited institution in any discipline
  • 3.0 undergraduate GPA
  • Experience as a working professional in technical communication or a related discipline.

Additionally, international students must submit scores on the TOEFL test when applying for admission. If your first language is not English, you must submit an evaluation of your English proficiency. Because English language skills are so critical to the job performance of technical communicators, you must be very proficient.

How to Apply to the MSTCM Program

Typical admission requirements include:

  1. Application with fee.
  2. Two official transcripts from all the schools you have attended.
  3. TOEFL score, if required.
  4. Two letters of recommendation (on letterhead), one from a former professor and one from a supervisor who is familiar with your work. The letter from a former professor may be waived for students who completed their undergraduate degree more than five years ago and replaced by a second letter of recommendation from their workplace.
  5. Letter of intent stating your reasons for wanting to enroll in the program, your professional experience, and your readiness to participate in an online learning experience.
  6. Résumé.