The basic requirements to apply to the Technical Communication M.A. program may be found here.
We welcome applications from students with undergraduate degrees in areas other than English.
The writing sample needs to accomplish two tasks. First, it functions as a sample of the applicant’s ability to communicate well in prose. Second, it should demonstrate a capacity to think logically and to translate this thought into well-organized language. In many cases, the writing sample will have originally been created for an undergraduate class, but this is not a requirement.
Letters of recommendation need to testify to the applicant’s ability to complete a graduate program. It is thus helpful if the recommender has an advanced degree. However, any source able to describe the applicant’s work ethic, writing ability, and maturity will be helpful.
Only the GRE general test is required. The Verbal score is of most interest to us. We do not maintain a minimum score, but most successful applicants have a percentile Verbal score at the 66th rank or greater.
The goal statement ideally should provide a narrative of the applicant’s progress and how a Master’s degree in Technical Communication fits into this trajectory. In other words, tell us where you have been, where you are, and where you wish to go. It is also very important that you demonstrate some knowledge of what Technical Communication is; the most common reason for otherwise solid applications to be turned down is the lack of knowledge of what Technical Communication is and how it fits into your plans.
The UCF Graduate School severely limits the number of admitted students in any graduate program with an undergraduate GPA of less than 3.0.