Master's Degree in Communication

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Department Location

Martire Business & Communications Center
5401 Park Avenue
Fairfield, CT 06825

Program Director

Lori Bindig, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Tel: 203-371-7752

‌Become a Master Communicator
Powerful stories need powerful storytellers. With concentrations in corporate communication and public relations (CCPR), broadcast and digital journalism (BDJ) and digital multimedia production (DMP) the master’s in communication (MACOMM) program at Sacred Heart University positions its students to stand out as innovative storytellers and content creators in today’s media industry.

Designed by leaders in the field and members of our advisory board, MACOMM combines classroom learning with hands-on skill development and professional opportunities to prepare students for success in the ever-changing media environment. The program is broken into six eight-week modules that offer students a personalized plan of study tailored to their interests and enabling them to master their craft while gaining industry experience. Full-time students finish in one year taking two classes per module while part-time students enroll in one class per module.

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In the MACOMM program, students focus on telling meaningful stories that resonate with their intended audiences through the study of public relations, corporate communication, journalism, and multimedia production. CCPR classes focus on the foundations of corporate branding, media relations, social media and event planning while DMJ and DMP classes focus on reporting, recording video and audio, editing, and producing. All MACOMM students learn to communicate effectively through a variety of media platforms, including video, television, social networks, podcasts, multimedia websites and other methods of traditional and online or mobile communication.‌ To prepare them for the demands of a digital workplace, MACOMM students are provided with state-of-the-art tools—a new MacBook Pro laptop fully loaded with the Adobe Creative Suite professional software and Final Cut Pro, which are theirs to keep when they graduate.

Our ideal location, in Connecticut’s creative corridor and close to New York City, allows our experienced faculty to partner with industry leaders to provide students with workshops, internships and mentorships and networking opportunities before they graduate. Throughout the program, our students’ work is distributed, broadcast, and published through various media outlets. The MACOMM program culminates in a capstone portfolio, which showcases each student’s unique talents and abilities as storytellers and content creators. A MACOMM degree helps students stand out as passionate, innovative and creative communication professionals who are ready to meet the challenges of today’s media landscape. 

While exploring the program website provides you with a general overview of MACOMM, please learn more about us by attending one of SHU's graduate open house and information sessions. We also invite all prospective graduate students to tour our school and its facilities, or to meet with one of our program coordinators and faculty members. Please contact our graduate director, Dr. Jim Castonguay, at or 203-371-7755

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For information regarding MACOMM admissions process and applications deadlines contact:
Ed Nassr at 203-396-6877 or

For information regarding our financial aid program contact:
Matthew Magliocco at 203-371-7983 or