Expand your communication, public relations, and marketing skills with our Sports Communication (MA). 

Analyze and practice all branches of the sports communications field: from digital media coaching and sports event management, to speech writing, sports law and ethics, sports agentry analytics, crisis management, punditry and even online fandom.  

Program highlights include: 

  • Developing and managing corporate and social responsibility and sports diplomacy programs targeting fans, communities, and governments locally and globally
  • Planning and executing special events for sports organizations, working with sports industry leaders in the U.S. and abroad, including Boston Red Sox, FC Barcelona, ESPN, Olympics, among others
  • Creating strategic sports communication messaging, storytelling to meet the ever-expanding global sports communication punditry, podcasting, and broadcast landscape 
  • Analyzing, theorizing, and critiquing perspectives of sports communication including insights on effective crisis communication/management
  • No GRE requirements to apply
  • Full-time and part-time options available
  • Courses are available online and in-person and offered in the evenings to fit your schedule
  • Earn up to eight Advanced Standing credits for your professional work experience; allowing you to expedite your time to degree completion by applying your working knowledge towards your degree

Meet Your Admission Counselor


Graduate Admission Virtual Open House

June 7, 2023, 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. EDT

Join us for an opportunity to talk to current students, faculty, and admissions counselors about our graduate programs in Business of Creative Enterprises, Media Design, Political Communication, Popular Fiction, Public Relations, Publishing and Writing, Sports Communication, Strategic Marketing Communication and Theatre Education & Applied Theatre. All registrants will receive an application fee waiver, so be sure to sign up today!

This virtual event will be interactive, so please prepare to have your camera and microphone enabled to join in. We hope to see you there!

4+1 Bachelor’s to Master’s Program

Our Sports Communication (MA) is available to current Emerson undergraduate students who are interested in pursuing a Master’s degree in just one additional year. For more information, visit our 4+1 MA in Sports Communication page.