Sports Journalism Colleges: List of Colleges and Schools with Sports Journalism Degree Programs

Published Aug 14, 2009

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If you are a sports fanatic and love to write, you might consider combining the two interests and pursue a career in Sports Journalism. However, only a small number of colleges or universities in the U.S. currently offer any type of degree or certificate program in Sports Journalism. Boston University and Oklahoma State University are among the schools offering degree programs in Sports Journalism, with Indiana University expected to do so in the near future.

Details of Sports Journalism Programs

Certificate in Sports Journalism

In some cases, students of a journalism program may decide to pursue an additional education in Sports Journalism. The 19-credit certificate program from the communications school at Webster University provides students with the fundamentals of Sports Journalism and exposes students to sports writing for a variety of media. A workshop in newspaper production is also part of the program.

Bachelor's Degree in Sports Journalism

Oklahoma State University is one of the few schools in the country to offer an undergraduate degree in Sports Journalism. Sports Journalism is sometimes offered as a concentration of a bachelor's degree in other programs or departments. Courses in sports media, communications, sports writing and sports broadcasting are generally offered in undergraduate programs. Graduates with a bachelor's degree can pursue a career in Sports Journalism at newspapers, magazines, TV stations or radio stations.

Master's Degree in Sports Journalism

Boston University offers a master's degree in Sports Journalism. Graduates of an undergraduate program in journalism can take courses in sports psychology, broadcast Sports Journalism and sport theory. Advanced courses in other areas of journalism, broadcasting and reporting are included in this program.

Public and Private Non-Profit Schools with Journalism Degree Programs

School NameInstitution TypeEnrollmentMailing AddressPhone Number
University of Texas at Austin4-year Public50,1701 University Station, Austin, TX,78712(512) 471-3434
Pennsylvania State University4-year Public43,252201 Old Main, University Park, PA 16802(814)865-4700
Indiana University-Bloomington4-year Public38,990107 South Indiana Ave, Bloomington, IN 47405(812) 855-4848
Boston University4-year Private not-for-profit32,053One Silber Way, Boston MA 02215(617) 353-2000
Oklahoma State University4-year Public23,213107 Whitehurst, Stillwater, OK 74078(405) 744-5000
Webster University4-year Private not-for-profit19,398470 E Lockwood Ave, St. Louis, MO 63119(314) 961-2660
Springfield College4-year Private not-for-profit 4,755263 Alden St, Springfield, MA 01109(413) 748-3116
Coppin State University4-year Public3,9322500 West North Ave, Baltimore, MD 21216(410) 951-3000
Morehouse College4-year Private not-for-profit2,810830 Westview Dr SW, Atlanta, GA 30314(404) 681-2800

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