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In this Communication program at Bryant University 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.

You may elect to complete your master’s degree by taking comprehensive final examinations, but you also have the option of researching and writing a master’s thesis, or by completing an applied research project.

Program highlights
  • 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.

Programme Structure

Examples from the curriculum
  • Communication Theory
  • Communication Research Methods and Statistics
  • Comprehensive Exams OR Culminating Experience OR Thesis
  • Health Communication
  • Organizational Communication
  • Conflict Management and Negotiation in Organizations
  • Communication in Small Groups: Applied Theory
  • Media Effects Theory and Research
  • Communication, Persuasion, and Social Influence
  • Ethical Public Communication
  • Culture, Diversity, and Communication
  • Instructional Communication
  • Media Ethics
  • Risk and Crisis Communication
  • Global Communication
  • Lifespan/Intergenerational Communication
  • Community-based Campaigns and Health
  • Special Topics in Communication
  • Graduate Practicum in Communication
  • Directed Study in Communication

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity

    You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.

    • Full-time duration 12 months
    • Duration description

      Classes are scheduled during evening hours and on weekends to allow students to pursue graduate studies on a full- or part-time basis.

  • Credits
    30 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
  • More information Go to the programme website

English Language Requirements

This programme may require students to demonstrate proficiency in English.

Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 3

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 3 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

General Requirements

  • Graduate studies in Communication are open to any undergraduate major.
  • Applicants must submit either GRE test scores or complete an essay as described on the application site.
  • An undergraduate GPA of 3.0 is required for unconditional admission; applicants with a GPA below 3.0 may be admitted conditionally and allowed to continue in the program after earning a GPA of 3.0 or better in the first three graduate courses.
  • For international applicants seeking an I-20: If you are a non-native English speaker, you also must also submit your TOEFL score (Bryant code 3095; waivers may be granted for students who have demonstrated English proficiency). Your official transcripts must be translated and converted to a 4.0 grade scale. You also must submit Certification of Finances.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    27960 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 27960 USD for the full programme and a duration of 12 months.
  • National

    27960 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 27960 USD for the full programme and a duration of 12 months.
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Living costs for Smithfield

  • 1000 - 1500 USD/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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