Sports Communication & Media (MA)
Why Sports Communication & Media?
Turn your love of sports into a thrilling, fast-moving broadcast and media career. Share the excitement with the masses through live game reporting and producing with ESPN+, studio and radio show production, sports blogging and more.
Why Study Sports Communication & Media at Iona?
You'll have the opportunity to cover a two-time NCAA championship coach in our new arena, and train in a state-of-the-art digital lab and ESPN production truck.
Our faculty are impressive professionals, including Emmy Award winners, sports hosts, play-by-play analysts, public relations directors for major sports teams, and editors of sports journals.
You will be connected to an extensive professional network through our faculty and alumni, providing coveted connections within the industry.
Courses for this program are offered in the evening to allow flexibility so that you can manage work and family life while earning your degree.
Our campus proximity to New York City, a major media hub, provides the ideal location for you to gain practical experience in the fast-paced sports industry.
What You'll Learn
You will be trained at the highest level of professional competencies in all aspects of sports media, including live game reporting, video editing, studio and radio show production, and sports blogging.
Our program blends traditional coursework with engagement in real-world broadcasting of professional and collegiate sports.
You will gain hands-on, professional experience working and training with ESPN+ and D-1 MAAC coverage of our championship basketball teams, among other professional venues.
ESPN Production Truck
Iona broadcasts its home sporting events on ESPN+ and the ESPN app. Students work inside the facilities — calling the games and operating the cameras — and on a state-of-the-art equipment truck directing and producing the broadcast.
State-of-the-Art Multimedia Lab
Our new, state-of-the-art multimedia digital lab provides opportunities to master the tools you will apply in your professional career. You will have hands-on experience with the radio studio and audio desk, with Adobe Creative Suite software and more.
Gaels Help Gaels
Our alumni are well-placed in the world of sports communication and media and are eager to help fellow Gaels with mentoring, internships and job opportunities.
Make sure you pick a major or career you are passionate about and enjoy doing. Constantly thinking about what you want to do and where you want to go is key because being obsessed with your career and dream is vital in achieving it!
Martino Puccio '17, '19
Careers & Outcomes
The experience you gain with a graduate degree at Iona will prepare you for the world of media in sports. Choose from a wide range of opportunities such as sports journalism, announcing, reporting and much more!
- Sports Anchor
- Digital Content Creator
- Media Specialist
- Olympics Researcher
- Show Host
- Sports Radio Producer
- Video Producer
Learn from Industry Professionals
- Ross Greenburg, former President of HBO Sports and winner of 54 Sports Emmys & 8 Peabody Awards
- Marc Malusis, sports broadcaster for CBS Sports Radio and WFAN
- Rick Cerrone, former PR director for NY Yankees and current editor-in-chief of Baseball Digest.
- Arda Ocal, sports host for ESPN