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Sports Communication, B.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
Boston, MA, United States
Develop the strategic communication skills you need for an array of sports industry careers with the Sports Communication program of Emerson College.
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About the Program

You don’t need to put on a helmet and butt heads to make an impact in the world of sports. As a team executive, player agent, PR rep, entrepreneur, data analyst, or marketing strategist, you can thrill the competition and influence the games you love. These fields are complex and challenging, but they are well within reach of students who earn our unique Sports Communication degree.

The Sports Communication program of Emerson College equips students for a variety of professional roles in the sports they love. It combines the academic discipline of strategic communication with hands-on, immersive education in each student’s desired professional field.

Sports today is wide open to a new generation of professionals. Money pours in from fans, investors, and marketers. Sweeping forces of marketing and technology transform the industry. A new generation of fans and entrepreneurs funds enterprises in gaming, eSports, fantasy sports, data analytics, and merchandising. Emerson’s program comprises core courses and electives that train students to thrive in this environment as they master data analytics, social media, web design, and mobile communication. You will learn new techniques from our experienced faculty and deepen your appreciation for the culture of sports. 

Whatever specialty you embrace, you will be well prepared by both academic study and in-the-business experiences to make your mark in today’s dynamic and flourishing sports industry. 

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    128 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses offered:
  • Sports Communication
  • Sports Public Relations
  • Conflict and Negotiation
  • Strategic Digital Communication
  • Sports as Soft Power
  • Sports Management

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120.

  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

General Requirements

  • Official transcripts are required from each secondary school attended and should include courses taken and grades received in years.
  • A School Report must be completed by your secondary school counselor or another school official, and must be submitted along with an official, signed transcript from your high school.
  • The secondary school counselor evaluation should accompany the high school transcript and School Report.
  • A minimum of one official teacher evaluation from someone who has taught you in an academic subject.
  • We ask that all applicants submit first marking period (first quarter, midterm, first trimester) or mid-year (second quarter, first semester, second trimester) grades when they become available.
  • Testing and English Language Proficiency Requirement.
  • SAT or ACT Scores.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    50240 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 25120 USD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    50240 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 25120 USD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Boston

  • 1560 - 3240 USD/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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