Do you want to take your passion for sports to the next level? Consider the Master of Arts in Sports Journalism. This degree is designed to equip you with the specialized skills needed to be highly qualified for landing a position in the sports world where you will work with websites, traditional media outlets, and sports teams, leagues and organizations locally, nationally and internationally.
As the first U.S. graduate program in sports journalism, you will benefit from established partnerships with national and local sports organizations such the Associated Press Sports Editors, the NCAA, the Indiana Pacers, the Indianapolis Indians, and IndyCar Series, to name a few. You will have the opportunity to participate in news bureaus, in which you will work in teams covering major sporting events, as well as internships.
This degree is ideal for graduating seniors with an extensive or very limited journalism background, and professionals that are early in their careers. You will receive top quality instruction on sports media from full-time and adjunct faculty that provide individual attention and guidance. The curriculum is a mix of skills and seminar courses that focus on the converging worlds of print and online journalism, public relations, advertising, documentary and emerging technologies as expressed in the new commercial reality of sport. Courses combine experiential and classroom learning and stress versatility and skill-building across platforms.
Courses are offered on IUPUI’s downtown Indianapolis campus, which is within easy walking distance of major sporting venues and a short drive of the state’s major newspaper, television and radio headquarters. The Master of Arts program is 30 credit hours and can be completed in less than a year.
Regardless of what your undergraduate degree is in, you may apply at any time for admission to the Department of Journalism and Public Relations at IUPUI Master’s degree in Sports Journalism. This degree is a great way to expand on your professional writing and reporting skills while diving into the influential world of sports.
If you wish to begin your studies in fall, your completed application must be submitted no later than July 15. For spring entry, your completed application must be submitted by Oct. 15. To begin in the first summer session, submit your completed application by April 1.
In order to apply, complete the online application at the IUPUI Graduate Office website.
You will also need to submit the following materials: