The Master of Arts in Communication (MACom)
Arts & Sciences
Bryant’s Master of Arts in Communication is a 10-course program taught by award-winning, world-class faculty and offering the extraordinary flexibility to pursue your specific passion within the field of communication.
Our Master of Arts in Communication (MACom) gives you the opportunity to gain extensive exposure to theory and applications in the science and art of persuasion; essential interpersonal and intercultural communication skills; emerging and important modes of communication and media; and the state of the art in the concentration you choose: Organizational Communication, Health Communication, or a personalized concentration you develop with the guidance of our highly qualified graduate faculty.
You'll take courses, collaborate on research, make conference and classroom presentations, and secure meaningful opportunities to work with industry, government, and other organizational partners, all under the guidance of the Bryant graduate faculty. Our faculty are prominent, award-winning scholars, teachers, and media industry professionals who continually enhance their own expertise through research, publishing, consulting, and community service. Our small class size and collaborative environment allow this extraordinarily accessible faculty to share their knowledge with you.
As a graduate student pursuing a Master of Arts in Communication, you will have the opportunity to demonstrate your newly acquired knowledge while gaining invaluable experience through a guided practicum – a placement in some of the area's most prestigious health, business, social services, education, political, and governmental organizations. Alternatively, you may conceive of and conduct research relevant to your field. Either way, we will teach you the communication skills required of 21st century careers.
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Examples from the curriculum
|Communication Research Methods and Statistics||Required|
| Comprehensive Exams OR Culminating Experience
| Health Communication
*Required for those in Health Communication track; otherwise, an elective
| Organizational Communication
*Required for those in Organizational Communication track; otherwise, an elective
|Conflict Management and Negotiation in Organizations||Elective|
|Communication in Small Groups: Applied Theory||Elective|
|Media Effects Theory and Research||Elective|
|Communication, Persuasion, and Social Influence||Elective|
|Ethical Public Communication||Elective|
|Culture, Diversity, and Communication||Elective|
|Risk and Crisis Communication||Elective|
|Community-based Campaigns and Health||Elective|
|Special Topics in Communication||Elective|
|Graduate Practicum in Communication||Elective|
|Directed Study in Communication||Elective|