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Sports Journalism

Arizona State University

12 months
25200 USD/year
23544 USD/year
11720 USD/year
Tuition fee
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The Sports Journalism MA program from Arizona State University gives students unparalleled preparation for careers in sports media and communications through in-depth, hands-on multimedia writing and reporting courses.


Sports journalism is the fastest-growing sector of the news media industry, with continued growth on all platforms --- multimedia outlets; broadcast channels and networks; radio and podcasting; and team, league and conference websites and social media accounts.

Students begin with an intensive multimedia skills-based course, which teaches them to produce sports and news coverage across broadcast, digital and print platforms. From there, students choose advanced classes in sports reporting, videography, podcast production, play-by-play production, narrative writing, documentary video and participate in sports bureaus located in Phoenix and Los Angeles. Students learn the values and principles embodied by Walter Cronkite in classes that focus on sports journalism ethics and the challenges faced by the industry.

Career Opportunities

Expertise in the sports journalism field is in high demand across sports organizations, news networks and digital media outlets. The high-value takeaways and tactical skills gained in the Sports Journalism MA program from Arizona State University turn students into competitive candidates and sports journalism leaders.

Career opportunities for students who obtain a sports journalism master's degree include:

  • sports news reporter
  • sports editor
  • sports PR and strategic communications professional

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Journalism Skills
  • Media Law
  • Data Journalism
  • Advanced Issues in 21st Century Sports and Media
  • Ethics and Diversity in Sports Journalism
  • Sports Reporting

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


36 SCH


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
GRE admission requirements GRE®

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Applicants must fulfill the requirements of both the Graduate College and the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication.
  • Applicants are eligible to apply to the program if they have earned a bachelor's or master's degree in a closely related field from a regionally accredited institution.
  • Applicants must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.00 (scale is 4.00 = "A") in the last 60 hours of their first bachelor's degree program, or applicants must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.00 (scale is 4.00 = "A") in an applicable master's degree program.

All applicants must submit:

  • graduate admission application and application fee
  • official transcripts
  • GRE scores
  • three letters of recommendation
  • personal statement of interest (350 to 500 words in length)
  • resume
  • proof of English proficiency

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    25200 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 25200 USD per year during 12 months.
  • National

    23544 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 23544 USD per year during 12 months.
  • In-State

    11720 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 11720 USD per year during 12 months.

Living costs for Phoenix

900 - 1450 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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