MS Tech - Technical Communication

Degree Requirements

In earning the MST with a Concentration in TCM, you will complete courses in three areas:  The Core, the TCM Concentration, and relevant electives, as detailed below.

The MST degree requires three core courses (nine credit hours) designed to help you understand quantitative and qualitative data-guided decision-making in industry and technology and to develop crucial skills in project management. These courses include

In the electives area, you will select five relevant courses in consultation with your advisor.

You can choose from among other TCM courses including

All TCM courses are available online.  

Your electives can be customized to your interests and goals. In addition to TCM courses, you can select relevant graduate electives in Organizational Leadership (OLS), Computer and Information Technology (CIT), Informatics (INFO), and/or other relevant schools on the IUPUI campus.

The MST degree offers two options: Directed Project or Courses-Only: 

Courses Only Option

Directed Project + Courses Option

  • 24 credit hours of courses (Eight courses beyond the required core, selected to relate to TCM)
  • 21 credit hours of courses (seven courses beyond the required core, selected to relate to TCM)
  • Directed Project (3 credit hours)

For more information see the graduate program handbook


Tuition for TLC Graduate Programs 2022-2023

  • Indiana residents: $471.50/credit hour

  • Non-residents: $632.75/credit hour

Additional fees may apply.  

Applying for Admission

To apply for the MS in Technology with a TCM Concentration,

  1. Visit and note the admissions deadlines.
  2. Click on the left menu item Master’s and Graduate Certificate Applications ( and follow the instructions.
  • Note that the GRE is not required if you have graduated from an accredited undergraduate institution.
  1. In the online graduate application (CAS), search for one of the following program names

                MS Technology - Technical Communication - On Campus


                MS Technology - Technical Communication – Online

  1. Select the term when you wish to begin your studies.
  2. Follow the remaining instructions to complete and submit your application.

If you have questions as you are applying, e-mail Dr. Marj Rush Hovde