Three technical communication graduate programs will now be available online at Missouri University of Science and Technology, thanks to $58,000 in funding from the University of Missouri System eLearning initiative. The initiative was created to increase access to full degree and degree completion programs at the UM System’s four campuses.
Students could begin taking the online courses this fall for Missouri S&T’s technical communication master of science degree, graduate certificate and graduate minor. The courses required for the certificate and minor are a subset of the courses required for the master’s degree.
“We’re excited to offer these programs online,” says Dr. Ed Malone, associate professor and director of the English and technical communication department’s online programs. “This is the first completely online technical communication master’s degree available in the state of Missouri.”
Malone says the tuition and content for these online courses is the same as for the on-campus courses.
The program includes 10 courses for a total of 30 credit hours. Courses will be delivered with Blackboard course management software and will include live online meetings. “There will also be audio and video components,” says Malone.
Also working on the project are Dr. Kathryn Northcut, associate professor of English and technical communication, and Dr. David Wright, assistant professor of English and technical communication.