The program requires 57 credits: 18 credits of core courses, 12 credits in an Area of Specialization, 9 credits of open electives, 3 hours in exams, and 15 hours of dissertation.

Always refer to the UCF Catalog for the latest degree requirements.

Areas  of Specialization


Digital Humanities

The Digital Humanities Area of Specialization  prepares students for careers in research, teaching, government, and industry and combines the study and application of digital technologies with the study of human society and culture. Students develop an understanding of social and cultural shifts in relation to information technologies and invent new practices for conducting research, teaching, and writing (broadly defined) in digital media.


Digital Media

The Digital Media Area of Specialization emphasizes the conceptual, theoretical, design, and technical skills needed to engage the changing platforms on which we work, teach, and live. This specialization prepares students for careers in user experience design, digital storytelling, and interactive communication. Students develop an understanding of critical making, code and software studies and development, user-centered design, and the critique and design of games and interactive media.


Editing, Publishing, and Interdisciplinary Curating (EPIC)

The Editing, Publishing, and Interdisciplinary Curation Area of Specialization prepares students for careers in editing, publishing, and curating, including consideration of current and developing technologies of print and online publication; digital archiving and collections; digital world-building and publication; curation of film, visual art, gaming, and other media; scholarly projects and publications; and the impact of technologies on the way we read, interact with media, and think.


Public History

The Public History Area of Specialization engages students in collaborations with various communities in the gathering of historic materials, preservation, archiving, curating, oral history, and related fields while preparing students for careers in academia, museums, governments, and non-profit agencies. It pays special attention to digital platforms and tools and their uses for involving public audiences in historical analysis and interpretation.


Rhetoric and Composition

The Rhetoric and Composition Area of Specialization trains students to communicate effectively, persuasively, and ethically across a range of civic, professional, and educational contexts and pays special attention to digital platforms and tools and their uses for involving public audiences.


Scientific and Technical Communication

The Scientific and Technical Communication Area of Specialization provides a foundation in rhetorical theory, communication theory, design theory, and other theories informing the discipline. Students develop practical projects in a variety of professional contexts such as scientific and medical communication and communicating for international audiences.

Course of  Study

Full-time students can complete the degree in four years, and part-time students can complete it in six years.

Year One

Intro to T&T
Research Methods in T&T
Theories of T&T
T&T in History
Procedural Literacy

Year Two

6 Electives

Year Three

Dissertation Design in T&T
Candidacy Exams

Year Four


UCF Catalog Requirements

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