Program of Study

As they move through the program, SCM students will have the opportunity to create real-world multimedia productions for Division 1 sports teams, for broadcast, and for nationally recognized sports media companies. SCM students will produce in-depth presentations, campaigns and written work in addition to leaving with practicum and internship experiences that showcase both their production skills and critical thinking ability.

Complementing the traditional curriculum, SCM students will also have the opportunity to participate in regularly scheduled workshops taught by visiting media professionals, and a sports media production boot camp will be offered the weekend before classes begin in the fall to successfully launch students into the program. Students also benefit from the integrated laptop program that supports the creation of digital portfolios that showcase the professional readiness of SCM graduates. Through the program’s emphasis on a hands-on curriculum, graduates of SCM will learn the advanced 21st century professional skills necessary to communicate effectively across a variety of media platforms in the specific area of sports media.

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Master's Program of Study

With fall and spring acceptance and convenient 8-week sessions scheduled year round, SCM courses combine face-to-face once-a-week evening classes with online sessions, allowing students to schedule their campus commitments around their work and family obligations. SCM students can choose either the Sports Broadcasting (SB) track or the Athletic Communications and Promotions (ACP) track. Full-time students can complete the degree in one year taking two classes each module while part-time students typically finish in two years.

SCM students can choose either the Sports Broadcasting (SB) track or the Athletic Communications and Promotions (ACP) track. Use the buttons below to get more details on the course schedule for each track:

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Graduate Certificate Options

In addition to a complete Master of Arts program, SCM also offers graduate certificate options in Sports Broadcasting and Athletic Communications and Promotions:

Sports Broadcasting                   

Athletic Communications and Promotions

CM550 Sports Communication in the Digital Age

CM550 Sports Communication in the Digital Age

CM551 Sports, Culture and the Media

CM551 Sports, Culture and the Media

CM555 Sports Media Production

CM565 Sports Communication and Social Media

CM556 Sports Event Production

CM566 Sports Media in a Professional Context

CM656/CM696 Sports Media Practicum I or Sports Media Internship I

CM656/CM696 Sports Media Practicum I or Sports Media Internship I

 

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