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MA in Sports Communication & Media

The MA in Sports Communication & Media is a 36-39 credit degree designed to prepare students for the exciting world of sports media. Students will be trained to function at the highest level of professional competence and integrity in all aspects of sports media, including live game reporting, video editing, studio and radio show production, and sports blogging. The program blends traditional coursework with engagement in real-world broadcasting of professional and collegiate sports. Iona’s proximity to New York City provides the ideal location for students to gain practical experience in the ever-changing sports industry. Our students will possess the decision-making skills to meet the opportunities and challenges of the digital age, the self-awareness and reflectiveness to be life-long learners, and respect for human diversity. Graduates will be well-positioned for careers in all areas of athletic communications and sports broadcasting.
  • The courses are customized to train students specifically for the sports broadcasting industry.
  • Small class sizes offer students the opportunity to be closely mentored by the faculty.
  • Courses are offered in the evenings to accommodate the working student.
  • Students gain hands-on, professional experience working and training with the Fantasy Sports Network, ESPN3, and D-1 MAAC coverage of Iona’s championship basketball teams among other professional venues.

 
Core Courses

SCM 601 – Sports Broadcast Journalism
SCM 602 – Sports Video/Field Production
SCM 604 – Sports Imaging
SCM 606 – Sports Radio Hosting/Producing
SCM 607 – Sports PR & Media
SCM 608 – Sports History & Culture
SCM 611 – Live Event Producing & Broadcasting
SCM 612 – Sports Studio Anchoring, Writing & Editing
SCM 980 – Sports Documentary I
SCM 981 – Sports Documentary II
PR 605 – Media Law
PR 629 – Converged Technology Applications
 

Elective Courses

PR 699 – Internship in Communications
 

Application Requirements

  • Application for admission
  • Completion of the equivalent of a U.S. bachelor’s a degree from a regionally-accredited college or university
  • Official transcript(s) from all post-secondary institutions attended
  • Current resume
  • Minimum GPA 3.0 without GRE
  • GRE (if cumulative UG GPA is below a 3.0)
  • Interview
  • Three video and/or writing samples to illustrate video skills and ability to use language and construct the written word