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MA in Technical Communication (MATC)

Welcome to the MA in Technical Communication Program

The M.A. in Technical Communication prepares students to write and communicate effectively in technical, scientific, and professional environments and to pursue doctoral studies in Technical Communication. The program provides a strong foundation in technical communication, rhetorical theory, intercultural communication, technical editing, software documentation, usability testing, and digital media design.

MATC students have the options of taking traditional face-to-face classes in San Marcos and hybrid courses, which meet partially online and partially face to face at Texas State University's San Marcos or Round Rock campuses. The MATC program is convenient to residents in Austin, San Antonio, and Round Rock, Texas.

Texas State's MATC program:

  • Prepares students for positions in the fast-growing technical communication field.
  • Produces the largest number of Master of Arts in Technical Communication graduates in Texas and 9th highest number of graduates in the nation.
  • Employs award-winning tenured faculty with many years of work experience in industry, government, healthcare, and consulting.
  • Maintains an active MATC alumni network that enjoys advising students about career opportunities in technical communication.
  • Teaches an innovative curriculum that offers face-to-face, online, and innovative new courses that keep up with industry standards and student needs.

Students and Faculty Discuss the MATC Program

MATC Alumni Discuss their Experiences in the Program

For More Information

For more information about the MATC Program, contact the MATC Graduate Assistant at or Dr. Miriam F. Williams, the MATC Program Director, at