‌‌With academic/professional tracks in Sports Broadcasting and Athletic Communications and Promotions, the Master of Arts in Sports Communication and Media is specifically designed from a humanities tradition to showcase multimedia production and capitalize on SHU’s ideal geographic location in the heart of the U.S. sports media industry.

Students will receive intensive training in the art and craft of digital storytelling across multiple media platforms from traditional television to contemporary social media as they move through a program designed to produce responsible and participatory citizens with well-develop‌ed critical thinking skills.

The graduates of the Master of Arts program in Sports Communication and Media will be prepared to find employment as content creators and professional communicators in the sports media industry.


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Andrew Miller Ph.D.
Associate Professor
As the Society of Cinema Studies Information Technology Officer, Dr. Miller led the team that developed and launched the new SCMS website, and in a previous life he worked for...
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Brian Thorne
Brian is a graduate professor teaching advanced digital video production, television studio production, and live event production. He specializes in digital storytelling acros...
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Paul Pabst
Paul is an undergraduate and graduate professor teaching sports media and journalism classes. He has been at Sacred Heart University since 2011. He, along with professors Thor...
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Admission Requirements

No previous media production experience or communications coursework is required to complete the SCM Program, and we encourage all motivated learners from any undergraduate major or career to apply.

The following documents must be submitted and will be considered when applying:

  • Online Application
  • Non-refundable application fee
  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution
  • Official transcripts from all undergraduate institutions attended. Sacred Heart University students and alumni may authorize the Office of Graduate Admissions to obtain their official SHU transcripts on their behalf
  • Personal statement: A one-page statement describing career goals and reasons for interest in the program
  • 2 Letters of recommendation
  • Professional résumé

The address to which all documents can be sent is:

Sacred Heart University
Office of Graduate Admissions
5151 Park Avenue
Fairfield, CT 06825

Letters of Recommendation, Personal Statements and Resumes can be sent via email to:

Ed Nassr
Associate Director of Graduate Admissions
Fax: 203-365-4732
Phone: 203-396-6877

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