The Master of Arts in Communication (MACom)
Arts & Sciences
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- Graduate School1150 Douglas Pike, Smithfield, RI
- Career success – 100% of our graduates have landed a job either before or soon after graduating from the program.
- Flexibility to pursue your passion and specialization – Only two of ten courses are prerequisites, which allows the freedom to create a program for your chosen path. Directed studies, guided practicums, and research projects are encouraged.
- World-class faculty – Our full-time professors are renowned leaders in their specializations.
The Master of Arts in Communication (MACom) is a career-focused program that provides you with the opportunity to discover and pursue your passion within the field. You’ll gain extensive exposure to the theory and practical application of 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 customized concentration you develop with the guidance of a faculty member.
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 Bryant’s 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. Most importantly, they care deeply about your academic and professional success. The small class size and collaborative environment allow this extraordinarily accessible faculty to share their expertise individually with every student.
Bryant Masters in Communication
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|