Since the first technical communication degree was established at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in 1958, the number of degrees and programs has grown to several hundred. The majority of programs are in North America, but growth is steady in Europe and beginning around the world.
Colleges and universities offer a wide range of programs including certificates (credit or noncredit, undergraduate or graduate), bachelor’s degrees (BA, BA), master’s degrees (MS, MA), and doctoral degrees (Ph.D. and others).
STC Academic Programs Database
The most complete listing is available at the Society for Technical Communication's Academic Database. Each institution offering a program of study can list all degree and certificate programs under one institutional record, and users can search these listings by program, location, and/or course delivery.
Choosing the Best Program for Your Career
This section presents information about academic programs as a source for managing your career. It describes the following items:
- Understanding Core Competencies
- Assessing Academic Programs
- Establishing Practitioner and Academic Partnerships
- Mentoring Students
- Becoming a Member of an Advisory Board
- Professional Organizations
- Professional Journals
Designing Programs for Technical Communicators
If you are creating an academic program for technical communicators, see the following pages: