Texas Tech University's online Doctor of Philosophy in Technical Communication and Rhetoric (TCR) students will learn and practice the methodologies for conducting research in technical communication and rhetoric, as well as gain experience creating online and on-page documents using visual and written communication. The program provides a broad approach to technical communication, offering classes in areas such as editing, design, rhetorical theory, online documentation, publications management, and usability testing.
Prerequisite: Master's Degree
In addition to the coursework, you must attend an annual two-week workshop, take a qualifying exam, and write a dissertation.
Coursework can be completed in two to three years. After coursework is complete, a qualifying exam will be administered. Upon passing this exam, you will write a dissertation, which usually takes between one and three years to complete.Required Courses (12 credit hours)
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