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Graduate Program

Boise State offers two options for graduate-level study in technical communication:

  • M.A. in Technical Communication
  • Graduate Certificate in Technical Communication

MATC students Claire Cadman, Amanda Decker, and Katelin Phillips use the newly remodeled LA-206 lab to study user experience.

MATC students Claire Cadman, Amanda Decker, and Katelin Phillips use the newly remodeled LA-206 lab to study for their seminar in user experience.

M.A. Technical Communication

Students in our M.A. in Technical Communication (MATC) program learn both the theory and practice of technical communication, drawing on such disciplines as professional writing, rhetoric and composition, STEM communication, linguistics, cognitive psychology, human-computer interaction, sociology, and cultural and gender studies. They also get hands-on experience in writing, editing, print and digital design, web development, and usability studies, as well as a foundational understanding of both ethics and oral communication.

As of Fall 2016, the MATC curriculum will consist of five required courses, five electives, and a culminating portfolio. Click here to see the required courses and elective choices for earning an M.A. in Technical Communication.

Graduate Certificate in Technical Communication

The Graduate Certificate in Technical Communication enables students in any field to choose a unified, coherent group of courses in technical communication and related disciplines. The graduate certificate consists of three required courses and two electives. Click here to see the required courses and elective choices for earning a Graduate Certificate in Technical Communication.