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Master of Arts in English: Technical and Professional Communication

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Program Quick Facts

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100% Online

Flexible, online classes make it easier to reach your goals while balancing work and family life.

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No GRE Required

We’re removing barriers to graduate education, which is why we don’t require the GRE.

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Affordable Tuition

NMSU Global Campus offers competitively priced tuition and scholarship opportunities.

Elevate Your Writing Skills

The Master of Arts in English: Technical and Professional Communication degree at NMSU Global Campus elevates the critical thinking you bring to your writing. After completing this flexible, affordable program, you’ll be able to combine your communication skills with your media expertise to produce, manage, and analyze information in an accessible way. A blend of theory and practice, this 100% online program offers a skills-based curriculum for a rapidly changing industry.

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Career Pathways

With the Master of Arts in English: Technical and Professional Communication degree, you will be well prepared for a range of professional positions in the workforce, such as:

  • Business Intelligence Manager
  • Data Analyst
  • Digital Content Producer
  • Information Developer
  • Non-profit Writer
  • Product/Communication Manager
  • Regulatory Writer
  • Technical Writer/Editor
  • User Experience (UX) Designer/Specialist
  • Usability Analyst
  • Web Developer
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“As an 18 year old, I found NMSU to be one of the most inviting campuses — rich in student life yet equally involved in academics. As a 36 year old, I am looking forward to coming full circle with NMSU and graduating as an Aggie forever.”

Stephanie M., Class of 2024

The MA in Technical and Professional Communication program helps you expand and sharpen your communication technology skills. We help you create a professional portfolio to showcase your ability, and we offer on-the-job experience through internship and practicum opportunities to strengthen your resume. Individualized guidance on your job search and application materials will make you thrive in an increasingly competitive market.

Delivery Format: 100% online
Program Credits: 36
Program Length: 2 years
Cost Per Credit Hour: $444.40*
Active Military Cost Per Credit Hour: $250*
College: Arts and Sciences
Program Contact: Dr. Kellie Sharp-Hoskins

The MA in Technical and Professional Communication program consists of 36 credits and is only offered in Fall and Spring. You’ll take core courses in the theory, praxis, and application of technical and professional communication. Conclude your program by composing a portfolio of work and passing an oral examination.

Admission requirements include:

  • A bachelor’s degree in any field with a minimum 3.0 GPA (provisional not an option)
  • A resume
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • A letter of interest
  • A general writing sample

The program does not require any undergraduate prerequisites.

Sample Courses Credits
ENGL 502: Critical Conversations in Technical and Professional Communication 3
ENGL 597: Internship in Technical and Professional Communication 3
ENGL 585: Advanced Writing Workshop: RPC Capstone 3
ENGL 503: Web Design and Development 3
ENGL 518: History of Rhetoric 3
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At NMSU Global Campus, we strive to offer competitively priced tuition to keep your tuition costs affordable. If you need financial aid, we’re ready to work with you to determine the best ways to finance your education.

Financial assistance includes loans, grants, and scholarship opportunities. To apply, use NMSU’s convenient Scholar Dollar$ one-stop scholarship application, which serves all students in the NMSU system.

NMSU and NMSU Global Campus students are also eligible for loans and grants. The first step in applying for financial aid is to complete a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Learn more about financial aid opportunities at NMSU.

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Phone: 1-888-729-6678


*For NMSU Global Campus programs and courses, the per credit hour cost is listed above. Special tuition agreements (Western Undergraduate Exchange, Descubre, etc.) are not applicable to NMSU Global Campus programs. Course fees still apply and are charged separately. Textbooks, uniforms, equipment, etc., are additional program costs. Additional per credit costs might be charged by the program, department or college.