Basic Requirements to Graduate

Students must complete a minimum of 30 semester hours of course work beyond the bachelor's degree. Students may take these courses in any sequence:

  • Four required courses (12 hours):
    ENGL 7000: Technical and Professional Editing (3 hours)
    ENGL 7010: Technical and Professional Communication: Issues and Approaches (3 hours)
    ENGL 7060: Web Development (3 hours)
    ENGL 7080: Document Design in Technical and Professional Communication (3 hours)
  • Three elective courses in English (9 hours) approved by the student's advisory committee.
  • Three courses in a coordinated minor or three additional courses in English (9 hours). Students can select graduate courses for their coordinated minors from a range of departments, including Communication and Journalism; Political Science; Educational Foundations, Leadership, and Technology. Choice of courses depends on student qualifications and professional goals. Occasionally, students may prefer to take three additional graduate English courses rather than taking graduate courses from other departments. Regardless of whether they are English graduate courses or graduate courses from other departments, all courses must be approved by students' advisory committees.

Students must develop an academic portfolio of work acceptable to their advisory committees, present the portfolio, and pass an oral exam. Students' advisory committees serve as the examining committees.

The program has no language requirement and no thesis requirement.

Last Updated: October 29, 2013