Program Requirements

About the Graduate Program

Mercer’s MSTCM curriculum provides students with an ideal balance between theory and practice. This balance ensures that students develop a firm foundation for study and practice before applying concepts to real-world projects. Allowing students to test their understanding of concepts by engaging in real-world settings provides valuable experience that will increase their marketability in the workplace — which is our overall goal as a graduate institution.

Our course curriculum is carefully designed to provide students with opportunities to explore the history, theory, and practice of technical communication, as well as significant topics in managing projects, organizations, and human resources. All MSTCM courses are delivered online and meet at night after normal working hours.

Course Offerings

To view our course offerings and requirements, please visit our Course Offerings page.

Program Costs

The MSTCM program is not just an excellent educational program; it’s a great value. The program is competitively priced—making us one of the best value online degrees in the nation. View cost of attendance and tuition information to learn more.

Online Format

Mercer’s online format is also referred to as Distance Learning. Please note that Mercer University complies with applicable state and federal regulations pertaining to Distance Learning programs, and enrollment in these programs depends on the state laws where the student resides. Mercer University may not be able to offer these programs in your state. There are also special provisions for international applicants interested in the MSTCM.


Program Admission

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
  • 3.2 undergraduate GPA
  • Experience as a working professional in technical communication or a related discipline

How to apply

To access the application for graduate admission and the complete list of application requirements, deadlines, and details, visit the School of Engineering’s Graduate Admissions page.