The Master of Arts in English, Technical Communication program is completely online and provides students with theoretical and applied skills in such areas as technical writing, visual design, usability, ethics, stylistics, computer documentation, international communication, and the rhetoric of science.
Our students come from a variety of educational backgrounds such as Psychology, Computer Science, and English. The program’s faculty members have won prestigious awards, are well published in the field, and have considerable experience in teaching online courses.
Our graduates hold a variety of jobs in the Central Florida region; they have found work as technical writers, technical editors, information designers, web designers, corporate trainers, consultants, information developers, educators, documentation specialists, or have other communication related jobs. Still others continue on to get their Ph.D.s in programs such as UCF Department of English’s Texts and Technology program. For more information on job prospects, typical tasks, and salaries of technical communicators, see the Society for Technical Communication.
For more information about admissions and program requirements and university graduate policies, consult the UCF Graduate Catalog. If you have more questions, please contact the Graduate Programs Assistant.
Research Interests: ; Classical and Contemporary Rhetoric ; Technical Communication for students across UCF in all majors ; Hypertext and Writing for the Web; XML and Digital Archiving ; Literature of Science and Technology ; The Discourse of Science
Research Interests: Rhetoric theory, history, and practice, classical to contemporary; Texts and Technology, rhetorical and ethical aspects, and statistics and research design; technical communication, especially rhetorical and ethical aspects; discourse about rhetoric studies.
Research Interests: International Technical Communication; Virtual Teams; Visual Communication; Document Design and Layout; Publication and Production; International Studies
Research Interests: Technical communication, plain English and plain language, science and literature, writing and designing online help, and science fiction.