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MS in Professional and Technical Communication

The Master of Science in Professional and Technical Communication offers a quality online education dedicated to providing state-of-the art learning platforms.

Students acquire an understanding of information technologies and learn to approach communication issues with a perspective that only the study of technical communication and its use within the new media can provide

With seminars for the working professional available in asynchronous learning networks, the Master of Science in Professional and Technical Communication (M.S.PTC) is an innovative program of graduate study. NJIT, one of the nation’s leading comprehensive technological universities, ensures that a quality online education is offered within a rich, research-based community dedicated to providing state-of-the art learning platforms and electronic library resources. Because M.S.PTC prepares students for careers in the rapidly expanding field of technical communication, students acquire an understanding of information technologies and learn to approach communication issues with a perspective that only the study of language and its use within the new media can provide.


Who is this program recommended for?

This program is designed to prepare students for careers in the field of technical communication. Students learn to approach communication issues in a scholarly and professional manner, developing abilities in critical thinking, problem solving, and navigating effectively and ethically through our scientific and technological society.

The program is intended for students and communication professionals who want to develop abilities in

  • digital media
  • user-centered design
  • usability testing and knowledge management
  • advanced communication theory and research methods
  • technical editing
  • writing and speaking in teams, in corporations, and in technology

For more help figuring out whether this program is right for you, feel free to contact us.


What will I gain?

In addition to an advanced degree from a nationally respected university, the MS PTC program is committed to meeting the emerging challenges of

  • technological and scientific innovations
  • new media and aesthetic design
  • cross-cultural environments
  • global impact

MS PTC colleagues engage in the shared belief of an anytime-anyplace learning community that sustains a unique combination of academic and applied skills. The program builds on learning outcomes informed by core competencies. These competencies, demonstrated in the ePortfolio, allow us to assess and improve student learning, faculty methods, and program development.

To learn more about the possibilities, take a look at the graduate catalog or contact us.


Why study PTC through CPE?

CPE gives you options. In addition to taking courses at NJIT’s Newark campus, you can enroll in online courses. You’ll have access to the same outstanding facilities and professors as full-time NJIT students, plus the flexibility you need to juggle all the aspects of your life.


Admission Requirements

Students must have an undergraduate degree in a field of science, computer science or engineering, or have an undergraduate degree in another area with experience or strong interest in science and technology.

  • a statement outlining how the degree will meet personal and professional objectives;
  • a current resume;
  • two letters of recommendation;
  • a portfolio of work (writing, web development, CD-ROM or other appropriate showcase of work);
  • Application for Admission to Graduate Study form;
  • Official transcripts of all prior work and certificate of graduation;
  • GRE scores (These scores are required of all international applicants, all applicants who have earned their last degree outside of the United States, and students who wish to apply for merit-based financial support on individual basis; other applicants do not need GRE scores);
  • TOEFL scores of 550 (pencil and paper) and 213 (computer-based) are required of all international applicants.

Students are required to complete a total of 30 graduate course credits. Students admitted to the degree program must design and maintain an ePortfoloio of work completed within the seminars. This work, organized around core competencies within each seminar in the program, will be reviewed by the instructional faculty. Such review, formative and summative in nature, will allow students to demonstrate proficiency within the program and showcase those skills most needed in the workplace.


Related Certificates

If you hold one of these CPE graduate certificates, you’re already 12 credits closer to earning your M.S. in Computer Science:

Take Note

Courses in this discipline are kept relevant through frequent reassessment and modification. And because the field is always advancing, NJIT keeps pace by adding new courses regularly.

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