The degree has core courses to which specialized course work will be added. In addition, the program includes courses taken in other schools and departments designed to provide graduates with a basic understanding of the general role of sports and journalism in society.
The program, ideal for graduating seniors and professionals with a few years of experience, focuses on the converging worlds of print journalism, electronic media, public relations, advertising, documentary and emerging technologies as expressed in the new commercial reality of sport.
Courses are offered in the evenings on IUPUI’s downtown Indianapolis campus, which is within easy walking distance of major sporting venues and a short drive of the state’s major newspaper, television and radio headquarters. No thesis is required and the program can be completed within two years.