Graduate Degrees

In the Department of Communication and Media Studies at Sacred Heart University, we believe in the power of stories and we invite you to join the ranks of the most influential storytellers:  the media.  Our ideal location, in Connecticut’s creative corridor and nearby 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.  Each of our graduate programs provides you with the tools and professional experiences you need to tell meaningful stories that resonate with audiences.

  • FTMA: Our Master's degree in Film and Television focuses on film and television production. Check out the latest news about the program in the CT Post.
  • SCM: Our Master's degree in Sports Communication and Media focuses on sports broadcasting and athletic communications and promotions.

Our graduate programs are designed for learning in the twenty-first century. MACOMM, FTMA, and SCM combine the traditional classroom experience with hands-on learning and professional experiences.  Our faculty is comprised of established scholars and award-winning professionals with experience in every sector of the communications and media industry that will guide students through individualized programs of study. In addition to teaching courses in our graduate programs, we also regularly invite outside industry professionals to serve as mentors and offer career preparation and skill development workshops.

All three of our 36-credit professional graduate programs operate on an eight-week module calendar.  This means that full time students can complete a graduate program in as little as one year and part-time students can complete their degree in two years.

‌In the Department of Communication and Media Studies, our graduate programs are grounded in a cutting-edge curriculum that combines hands-on learning with professional opportunities. As part of MACOMM, FTMA, and SCM student work is distributed, broadcast, and published through various media outlets.  This provides our students with the ability to showcases their unique talents and abilities as storytellers and content creators.

Please learn more about each of our programs by exploring our website and by attending one of SHU's Graduate Open House events. We also invite all prospective graduate students to tour our department and its facilities, or to meet with one of our program coordinators and faculty members. Please feel free to contact our graduate director, Dr. Jim Castonguay, at castonguayj@sacredheart.edu or 203-371-7755 to schedule a meeting or tour.

Student-Made Sports Video Goes Viral

The video below was the result of a new project this year where undergraduates in the communication program, graduate students in the MACOMM program and MACOMM alumni came together to produce broadcasts of SHU’s 2013 football games. In previous weeks, their coverage of the games has appeared throughout Connecticut on CPTV. This specific video has attracted 2,244,580 YouTube views to date and was featured on ESPN's SportsCenter Top Ten plays the following day. Check it out for yourself!

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