The Master of Science in Technical Communication and Information Design (TCID) will prepare you with a humanities-focused foundation in communication practices, information and communication technologies, and the collaborative way that information flows throughout and beyond organizations.
Coursework gives you exposure to practice and leading theories in user experience research, web design, and visual design fundamentals for documents and digital media.
Illinois Tech TCID students come from a range of disciplinary backgrounds, including design, English, and library science, which makes for a vibrant community and classroom discussions informed by a variety of perspectives.
Program at a Glance
TCID Core (15 hours)
Electives (at least 15 hours)
Project or Thesis (at least 3 hours)
Project review or thesis exam
If you will be preparing for a career in industry, you are encouraged to take the project option. If your intention will be to continue on into a Ph.D. program, you would be encouraged to do a thesis.
- User Experience Research and Evaluation
- Standards-Based Web Design
- Technical Editing
- Social Networks
- Publication Management
- Intercultural Communication
- Discourse Analysis
- Verbal and Visual Communication
- Writing for Academic Publication
- Globalization and Localization
- Entrepreneurship in Technical Communication
MS/TCID graduates have gone onto successful careers in content strategy, instructional design, communications (including social media) as well as user experience and interface design.
Get in touch: For more information, contact Libby Hemphill, director of graduate studies, or call our office at 312.567.3465.
Apply: To get started on your application, visit admissions.