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Graduate Programs

Employers in all sectors consistently rank communication skills as being crucial to success and indicate an ongoing need for employees at all levels who can communicate effectively. However, today’s ability to communicate effectively requires not only traditional verbal skills, but also facility with visual communication, with digital media, and with the tools used to create and produce communication. ASU’s graduate programs in Technical Communication and User Experience are designed for professionals who wish to strengthen their professional credentials in these areas through additional education. We offer an MS in Technical Communication and a graduate certificate.

MS in Technical Communication

The 36-credit Master of Science in Technical Communication provides students with a comprehensive understanding of the professional, cultural, and ethical issues that shape technical communication. The program balances theory and practice as it helps students develop analytical abilities, technology expertise, and hands-on skills for career success. The program, which is open to applicants from any field, prepares students for technical communication positions in the private, public, and non‐profit sectors, and offers professionals the opportunity to further advance their careers.

Students can begin the program in either fall or spring.

Application Deadlines

  • Fall semester is April 15

  • Spring semester is October 15

Download the MS Student Handbook 

MS in Technical Communication

MS in User Experience (UX)

In this 30-credit hour program, offered jointly with The Polytechnic School of the Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering, you'll build your professional qualifications to enter, or advance in, the booming interdisciplinary field of User Experience. The focus is skills in usability research, analysis, design and communication to effectively lead teams and collaborate with clients and technical colleagues. 

MS in User Experience

Technical Communication Graduate Certificate

The 18-credit graduate certificate in Technical Communication is available to all regular or non-degree graduate students at ASU. The certificate enables students to acquire—or extend existing—technical communication knowledge and skills. 

Technical Communication Graduate Certificate