Bryant University offers graduate programs within the College of Arts and Sciences, the College of Business, and the School of Health Sciences.

Bryant University Mission Statement

Bryant University’s mission is to educate and inspire students to discover their passion and become innovative leaders of character around the world.

College of Arts and Sciences

Students wishing to advance their study and practice of the humanities, social sciences, mathematics, and the natural and applied sciences may pursue the following degrees at Bryant: Master of Arts in Communication, Certificate of Graduate Studies in Managerial Communication, Certificate of Graduate Studies in Professional Communication, Certificate of Graduate Studies in Public Communication and Certificate of Graduate Studies in Sustainability Practices.

College of Business

The College of Business offers the following degrees: One Year Master of Business Administration with Specializations, Two Year Master of Business Administration with Specializations, Online Master of Business Administration, Master of Science in Taxation, Master of Professional Accountancy and Master of Professional Accountancy with a Tax concentration, as well as a Certificate of Graduate Study in Business Analytics.

Students from diverse academic and industry backgrounds join a cohort class of professionals and complete an MBA degree program that is built on best-practices, know-what and know-how curriculum. Students may choose program study tracks that complete the MBA program in one or two years.

Students may specialize the MBA curriculum in the areas of Business Analytics, Global Supply Chain Management, Global Finance, or International Business. A general MBA is also available.

The Master of Science in Taxation (MST) program is geared toward experienced tax professionals, accountants, or attorneys who are seeking an in-depth knowledge of taxation in order to more effectively advise individual and corporate clients.

The Master of Professional Accountancy (MPAc) program is designed to satisfy the “150-hour requirement” necessary for accounting professionals to become certified public accountants. Students can complete the MPAc program in two semesters of full-time attendance. A tax concentration was added to the MPAc program in 2010.

School of Health Sciences

The newly formed School of Health Sciences offers a Master of Science in Physician Assistant Studies.

Bryant University Accreditation

The College of Business at Bryant University is accredited by AACSB International--The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business, and is one of only four Rhode Island colleges and universities to have received this prestigious national accreditation.

Bryant University is accredited by New England Association of Schools and Colleges, (https://www.neasc.org) Inc., through its Commission on Institutions of Higher Education. Inquires regarding the accreditation status by the New England Association should be directed to the administrative staff of Bryant University. Individuals may also send mail to the Commission on Institutions of Higher Education, New England Association of Schools and Colleges, at the mailing address shown here, (https://www.neasc.org/contact-us) telephone (781) 425-7785, or send email to cihe@neasc.org. (mailto:cihe@neascorg).

The ARC-PA has granted Accreditation-Provisional status to the Bryant University Physician Assistant Program sponsored by Bryant University. Accreditation-Provisional is an accreditation status granted when the plans and resource allocation, if fully implemented as planned, of a proposed program that has not yet enrolled students appear to demonstrate the program's ability to meet the ARC-PA Standards or when a program holding Accreditation-Provisional status appears to demonstrate continued progress in complying with the Standards as it prepares for the graduation of the first class (cohort) of students.  Accreditation-Provisional does not ensure any subsequent accreditation status. It is limited to no more than five years from matriculation of the first class.

The College of Arts and Sciences at Bryant University is a member of the Association of American Colleges & Universities (AACU), the leading national association that supports the quality, vitality, and public standing of undergraduate liberal education.

Bryant is a member of the American Council on Education, the College Entrance Examination Board, and the Educational Testing Service of Princeton, NJ.

Bryant has been approved for membership by the American Association of University Women.

Bryant University is a full member of the Consortium for Undergraduate International Business Education (CUIBE).

Bryant supports the efforts of secondary school officials and governing bodies to have their schools achieve regional accreditation status to provide reliable assurance of the quality of educational preparation of its applicants for admission.

Nondiscrimination Policy

Bryant University admits students of any race, gender, sexual orientation, religion, color, national, or ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally afforded or made available to students at the school. It does not discriminate unlawfully on the basis of race, gender, sexual orientation, religion, color, national, or ethnic origin in administration of its educational policies, admission policies, scholarships and loan programs, and athletic and other school- administered programs. In addition, Bryant University does not discriminate unlawfully against the disabled and is in full compliance with the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended. Inquiries/complaints with regard to discrimination on the basis of race, gender, sexual orientation, religion, color, national, or ethnic origin should be directed to the Vice President of Student Affairs, Bryant University, Smithfield, RI 02917-1284, telephone (401) 232-6046. Persons may also contact Director, U.S. Department of Education, Office of Civil Rights, Region One, Boston, MA 02109, regarding the University’s compliance with regulations.


This catalog is reviewed and revised annually to provide up-to-date information to students and other interested parties regarding all aspect of academic and administrative policies. Every reasonable effort has been made to determine that the information contained within is current, correct, and complete. Bryant university reserves the right to make changes whenever necessary.

Consent for use of likeness

Bryant university periodically takes photographs and/or video of students, faculty, alumni, and staff on Bryant's campus and at official Bryant functions conducted off campus. Bryant reserves the right to use these images, likenesses, and/or voice with or without appropriate identification.