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Sports Media, M.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
    Duration
Valparaiso, IN, United States
The Sports Media program at Valparaiso University prepares students for employment in many sports media outlets, especially those on the Internet where sports content has been growing rapidly; those in sports information offices in any sport, collegiate or professional; and those in sports management positions.
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Overview

Opportunities

The Sports Media program at Valparaiso University to develop professionals who will be able to explain and apply appropriate information technologies and methodologies to help individuals or organizations achieve their goals through the use of sports media by:

  • Anticipating the changing direction of sports media
  • Evaluating and communicating the potential utility of new technologies utilized in sports media
  • Living and working as a contributing, well-rounded member of society through ethical sports media practices
  • In accomplishing these goals, the program will:
  • Familiarize students with the technology and skills required to be successful in sports media
  • Provide significant hands-on internship experience in a real-world setting
  • Enable students to integrate management skills and ethical perspectives into their study
  • Prepare students for employment in sports media

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Graduate Sports Media
  • Sports Media Formats
  • Sports Beat Reporting
  • Sports Production
  • Visual Communication
  • Internship in Sports Media

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 24 months
  • Credits
    60 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    6

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  • Minimum required score:

    75

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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 3

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 3 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

General Requirements

  • Graduate from an accredited college or university
    • Valpo’s graduate application
    • Official transcripts from all university courses you’ve taken
    • Two recommendation letters from professors or employers
    • A statement of purpose that describes why you are applying to Valpo, your interest in the degree program, and how it affects your personal and professional development
    • Application fee

Tuition Fee

  • International

    650 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 650 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    650 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 650 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.
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Living costs for Valparaiso

  • 1223 - 1980 USD/month
    Living Costs

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