• Application Deadline
  • 24 months
    Duration
The Master of Science in Sports Media from Valparaiso University is a 37-credit program that prepares U.S. and international students successful careers in the field of digital media (video, audio, desktop publishing, and web technologies). Students should have at least an undergraduate minor in communication or one of its components.

About

The Master of Science in Sports Media from Valparaiso University aims to develop professionals who will be able to:

  • Explain and apply appropriate technologies and methodologies to help individuals or organizations achieve their goals through the use of digital media
  • Manage the digital media resources of individuals or organizations
  • Anticipate the changing direction of digital media
  • Evaluate and communicate the likely utility of new technologies
  • Live and work as contributing, well-rounded members of society through ethical application of digital media resources

In accomplishing these goals, the program will:

  • Familiarize students with the technology and skills required to be successful in the field of digital media
  • Provide hands-on experience that culminates in a practical project
  • Enable students to integrate management skills and ethical perspectives into their study
  • Prepare students for employment in the field of digital media

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • Graduate Digital Media
  • Video Production
  • Audio Editing
  • Graphic Design and Digital Publishing
  • Multi-Media and Web Design

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 24 months
  • Credits
    37 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus
  • More information Go to the programme website

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    6

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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  • Minimum required score:

    80

    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

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  • Minimum required score:

    550

    The TOEFL®PBT is administered in a paper format and measures your ability to use and understand English in a classroom setting at the college or university level. It accurately measures how well you can listen, read and write in English while performing academic tasks. Read more about TOEFL®PBT.

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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.
  • Complete  Valparaiso 's Application Profile and Form 
  • Submit Official Transcripts
  • 2 Recommendation Letters
  • Reflective essay
  • Pay Application Fee
  • Passport Copy
  • TOEFL (minimum 80) IELTS (minimum 6.0)
  • Financial support documents (must show at least $30,120 for most programs)

Tuition Fee

  • International

    12500 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 12500 USD per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    12500 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 12500 USD per year and a duration of 24 months.
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Living costs for Valparaiso

  • 1223 - 1980 USD/month
    Living Costs

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

Funding

Scholarships and Funding

Study Abroad students often use a combination of financial aid and scholarships. Exploring all of the resources available to you will be very helpful as you plan your finances for Study Abroad.

Financial Aid

Valparaiso University financial aid and scholarships apply to affiliated programs abroad, with the exception of some music/athletic performance scholarships, so your payment plan remains the same. It is important to consult with your financial aid advisor before applying to Study Abroad so that you know what the cost will be and that you will be covered.

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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