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 Tech and Humanities3
COM 538Entrepreneurship in Tech Comm3
COM 545Writing for Acad Publication3
COM 601Resrch Mthds and Resources3
COM 602Qualitative Research Methods3
or COM 603 Quantitative Research Methods
HUM 610Technology/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)
Linguistics group (see options below)
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 M.S.

Minimum degree credits required: 33

Communication and Media Studies

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


COM 501Intro to Linguistics3
COM 506World Englishes3
COM 508Structure of Modern English3
COM 509History of the Engl Language3
COM 510The Human Voice3
COM 515Discourse Analysis3