Master of Science in Technology and Humanities


33 credit hours beyond the bachelor's degree including:

  • Technology and Humanities core (18 credit hours)
  • Electives (minimum of 12 credit hours)
  • Thesis or project (minimum of three credit hours)


Thesis exam or project review


Students preparing for careers in industry are advised to take the project option, while students preparing for a Ph.D. may wish to take the thesis option. The exam committee for each option requires two Category 1 faculty members from the Department of Humanities, at least one of them from the graduate program in technology and humanities. Students may apply up to six credit hours in one of the following courses: COM 594 or COM 591.

Core Courses (18)
COM 521Theory in Technology and Humanities3
COM 538Entrepreneurship in Technical Communication3
or BUS 510 Strategic Management
or IDX 560 Introduction to Design Thinking
or IDX 562 Multidisciplinary Innovation
COM 545Academic Writing3
COM 601Research Methods and Resources3
COM 602Qualitative Research Methods3
or COM 603 Quantitative Research Methods
HUM 610Technology and Humanities Seminar3
Additional Required Courses (12)
Select a minimum of one course from each of the categories below:12
Communication and Media Studies group (see options below); other courses as approved by adviser.
Linguistics group (see options below); other courses as approved by adviser.
Any 400- or 500-level course in history
Any 400- or 500-level course in philosophy
Master's Project or Thesis (3-6)
COM 594Project 13-6
or COM 591 Research and Thesis for Master's Degree

Minimum degree credits required: 33


Students pursuing the project option are required to take between three to six credit hours of COM 594​; students pursuing the thesis option are required to take between three to six credit hours of COM 591.

Communication and Media Studies

COM 528Document Design3
COM 530Standards-Based Web Design3
COM 531Web Application Development3
COM 532Rhetoric of Technology3
COM 541Information Structure and Retrieval3
COM 552Gender and Technological Change3
COM 553Media and Globalization3
COM 554Science and Technology Studies3
COM 571Persuasion3
COM 574Communications in Politics3
COM 577Communication Law and Ethics3
COM 584Humanizing Technology3


COM 501Introduction to Linguistics3
COM 506World Englishes3
COM 508Structure of Modern English3
COM 509History of the English Language3
COM 510The Human Voice: Description, Analysis, and Application3
COM 515Discourse Analysis3