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Master of Science in Technical Communication and Information Design (TCID)

The M.S. in Technical Communication and Information Design provides you with an understanding of communication practices, familiarity with information and communication technologies, and an awareness of the importance of collaboration in enhancing the flow of information throughout an organization.

Applicants to the Master's program come from a variety of backgrounds. You may enter with strong writing or design ability and learn to apply those skills in technical and scientific areas, or you may enter with a technical or scientific background and learn to enhance your communication skills. The program's goal is to help you build upon existing strengths and develop new areas of expertise.

What can I study?

The Master of Science in TCID offers you courses in a variety of disciplines, including

  • User experience
  • Web design and development
  • Document design
  • Technical editing
  • Publication management

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What can I do after graduation?

The TCID degree can lead you to careers in fields such as:

  • Web design
  • Technical communication and writing (in technology, medicine, and science)
  • Communications (including social media)
  • PR and marketing
  • User experience and interface design
  • Editing and technical editing

How is an M.S. in Technical Communication and Information Design at IIT unique?

A TCID degree at IIT draws its strength from the faculty, who are producing traditional scholarly research and participating in the innovative application of digital technologies to humanities projects.

The intimate scale of the program means you have ample opportunities to work closely with instructors on a variety of projects.

How can I learn more?

Get in touch: For more information, email Professor Karl Stolley at or call our office at 312.567.3465.

Plan a visit: Come visit us on campus! Our office is located at 218 Siegel Hall, 3301 S. Dearborn, in Chicago, IL 60616.

Apply: To get started on your application visit admissions.