The MA in Technical Communication (MATC) at Boise State offers practical advanced education in technical communication for students who wish to improve their skills and their understanding of the field. The MATC is a 34-credit program consisting of seven required courses plus electives, an internship, and a final assignment (a thesis, a project, or a portfolio).
The Graduate Certificate in Technical Communication is intended for students enrolled in any graduate degree program and for local professionals. A graduate student in geophysics, for instance, might wish to earn the certificate because he knows that he will be making presentations at professional conferences and writing journal articles. An accountant might wish to improve her technical communication skills to enhance her work performance.
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You may apply to either program at any time. You may also apply to both programs at the same time. Your application will be reviewed when it is complete. You may begin taking courses in either the Fall or Spring semester.
- Apply to the Graduate College and satisfy the minimum admissions requirements of the Graduate College. International applicants must satisfy the international admissions requirements.
- A baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited U.S. institution of higher learning or a degree from a non-U.S. institution of higher education that is judged equivalent to a U.S. baccalaureate degree by the International Admissions Office.
- At least a 3.00 grade point average on a 4.00 scale.
- Submit a professional resume or curriculum vitae.
Master of Art in Technical Communication Requirements
- Submit a 1,000-word statement explaining why you wish to enter the program. The statement should also explain how your background and skills will help you succeed in this program, as well as how this program will help you achieve your professional goals.
- Submit three letters of recommendation from former employers or professors.
Graduate Certificate Requirement
- Submit a 500-word statement explaining how the Graduate Certificate relates to your broader education goals. The statement should also explain how your background and skills will help you succeed in this program, as well as how this program will help you achieve your professional goals.
Application and Materials Deadline
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