4+1 MA in Sports Communication (MA)

The 4+1 MA in Sports Communication program is an accelerated master’s track for current Emerson undergraduates that allows you to earn your master’s degree in just one additional year after completing your bachelor’s.

In this program, you will learn from academic and industry thought leaders how to write engaging content, implement digital campaigns, test the foundations of user experience, craft branding strategies for sports organizations, fan bases, and athletes, as well as explore the latest tactics of sports as soft power in connecting communities locally and globally.

Explore a diverse range of careers such as sports public relations, sports management, fan engagement, event coordination, and sports diplomacy, as well as the fast-growing area of Esports, while learning the ins and outs of the global sports industry.

Benefits of the 4+1 Program

  • Accelerated Study: Students who are accepted to the program will be allowed to take master’s (600-level) classes during their senior year. These classes will be double-weighted, counting toward both the bachelor’s and the master’s degree. Students will complete up to three of the nine required courses before the end of the bachelor’s degree, allowing them to complete both the BA and the MA within five years.
  • Cost Savings: Any 600-level credits that you take while you are still registered for your bachelor’s degree will be charged at the undergraduate tuition rate. A maximum of 16 600-level credits can be double-counted and charged in this way. Assuming that you maintain your status as a full-time student, your financial aid will not be affected while you are still enrolled as an undergraduate student.
  • The Emerson Edge: The 4+1 format allows you to graduate with your master’s sooner and bring a competitive edge to the communications industry.