Graduate Degrees

In the School of Communication, Media & the Arts 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.

BJMP | Master’s in Broadcast Journalism and Media Production

Focuses on Digital Multimedia Journalism and Digital Multimedia Production.

SCPR | Master's Degree in Strategic Communication & Public Relations

Focuses on Corporate Communication & Public Relations and Political Communication & Multimedia Production.

FTMA | Master's Degree in Film and Television

Focuses on film and television production.

SCM | Master's Degree in Sports Communication & Media

Focuses on sports broadcasting and athletic communications and promotions.

Our graduate programs are designed for learning in the twenty-first century. They 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 four 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 School of Communication, Media & the Arts, our graduate programs are grounded in a cutting-edge curriculum that combines hands-on learning with professional opportunities. As part of our degree programs, 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.

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 school 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 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 communication program, along with 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 over 2 milliion YouTube views to date and was featured on ESPN's SportsCenter Top Ten plays the following day.

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