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Master of Arts in English

Technical and Professional Communication concentration

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Explore the MA in English: Technical and Professional Communication

Technical and Professional Communication is dynamic field with many career opportunities! Specialists in this field combine their expertise in communication and media technology to produce, develop, support, manage, and analyze information and data for accessible, equitable use.

A skills-based curriculum can quickly become outdated as technologies become obsolete and new technologies emerge to replace them. However, an NMSU Global Campus master's degree in Technical and Professional Communication, which combines theory and practice, prepares our students to adapt and apply critical thinking to the contexts in which they write. This makes NMSU Global Campus graduates invaluable assets to even the most rapidly-changing industries and communities.

Quick Facts

Our MA in English, Technical and Professional Communication is 100% online. No GRE score is required to apply!


Degree type: MA in English, Technical and Professional Communication

College: Arts and Sciences

Department: English

Delivery formats: 100% online

Program Road Map: Review Course Offerings

Cost per credit hour:

  • Graduate online: $444.40*†
  • Active Military online: $250*†

Accredited by: NMSU is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools.

*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.

†For on-campus students, find tuition and fees here.

Program Highlights and Learning Outcomes

Through this 100% online MA program at NMSU Global Campus, our English faculty support you to:

  • Create a professional portfolio or website to showcase your specific communication skills!
  • Expand and sharpen your communication technology skills.
  • Gain on-the-job experience through internship and practicum opportunities.
  • Strengthen your resume with new technical and communicative skills, professional capacities, and work experience.
  • Receive individualized guidance on your job search and application materials.
  • Pursue advanced study (e.g., PhD in Technical and Professional Communication).

Career Pathways

NMSU Global Campus graduates with the Master of Arts in English: Technical and Professional Communication degree are 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
  • Web developer
  • User experience designer/ specialist
  • Usability analyst

Scholarships and Financial Aid

NMSU helps to keep your tuition costs affordable. But if you need financial help, NMSU is ready to work with you to determine the best ways to finance your education to earn your Master of Arts in English: Technical and Professional Communication degree.

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 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

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