Northeastern University

If you enjoy the written language and the challenge that comes with organizing complex information, then a career in technical communications may be a great fit for you. From scientific articles and instruction manuals to software documentation and research reports, technical writers create essential communications for many products and services. Whether you envision yourself working as an editor, writer, or communications manager, you will need proficient writing, editing, and organizational skills.

The Bachelor of Science in Technical Communication degree program features online courses that focus on areas that are critical to becoming a professional technical writer: English, logic, writing for professions, writing for the media, online documentation, and technical writing. You may focus your educational experience by choosing from electives in graphic communication and production, proposal or promotional writing, and writing for medical, software, or regulatory agencies. You will emerge from this program with the knowledge and skills required to embark on a career in technical communications.


A proliferation of new technologies and applications has heightened the call for professionals who can communicate complex technical ideas—succinctly and articulately. In response, Northeastern University’s College of Professional Services offers the Master of Science in Technical Communication.

This online master’s degree is designed to improve your technical communication skills and provide you with a foundation for applying those skills across a variety of contexts. With two specializations from which to choose—biomedical writing or computer industry writing—this graduate degree in technical communication prepares you for a rewarding career as a technical writer, editor, tool expert, or technical trainer.


  • 41 BV
  • 360 Huntington Ave.
  • Boston
  • MA
  • USA
  • 2115