Cronkite School Sports Journalism Degrees

The Cronkite School is now offering a sports journalism degree for graduate and undergraduate students interested in careers in sports media.

The school’s location in one of the country’s largest media markets gives students rich opportunities to cover the NFL, NBA, MLB, NHL, Pac-12 and Olympic sports.

Cronkite operates two bureaus – one in Phoenix and one in Los Angeles – where students get real-world experience covering professional and intercollegiate sports for national and regional media outlets. The bureaus are led by veteran award-winning sports journalists Brett Kurland in Phoenix and Tom Feuer in Los Angeles.

Students also have access to internships and other professional opportunities that range from covering the Super Bowl and the Olympics to Major League Baseball’s spring training, and they can choose from a wide range of a sports media and sports broadcasting classes.

The Bachelor of Arts in Sports Journalism is a four-year, 120-credit-hour program featuring classes in sports reporting, videography, photojournalism and ethics and diversity, among others. The Master of Arts in Sports Journalism is a one-year, 36-credit-hour program in which graduate students take advanced courses in multimedia sports reporting, data journalism, ethics and media law as well as high-level electives such as depth reporting and broadcast reporting.

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