Texas Tech University

Graduate Certificate in Sports Communication

Our 12-hour graduate certificate in Sports Communication is designed to provide students with coordinated, specialized courses featuring applied and experiential opportunities to learn about communication in sport organization contexts to prepare them for positions as strategic communicators.

The certificate is offered online to meet the needs of our graduate students. Our students have busy work and personal lives – they demand access to a quality graduate program with the most flexible, convenient delivery method available. This certificate is also offered as a stand-alone option.

The Graduate Certificate in Sports Communication formalizes the previously popular sports focus that was housed with the M.A. Mass Communication degree program's professional track. It may now be conveniently pursued* by students of either the M.A. in Mass Communication or M.A. Strategic Communication & Innovation programs.

Program Requirements

Students must complete three required courses and one elective.

See a listing of the courses offered for this certificate.

*Students may complete graduate certificates in conjunction with any of our M.A. programs without needing additional classes to their course study plan.

Apply Now! 

If you are interested in applying, please submit an application. 

 Visit the M.A. application page for more information about applying to the Graduate Certificate in Sports Communication (SPCM) and links to the Texas Tech Graduate School website. 

All CoMC Graduate Certificates follow the same application process as the M.A. in Strategic Communication & Innovation and M.A. in Mass Communication programs.

Students decide… 

  • Where to study.  
    Since their computer is their classroom, students can complete all coursework at home, in the office, or on the road. It's learning from anywhere. 
  • When to study. 
    Our asynchronous program means that students never have to be at their computers at a designated time. They can choose to study at 2 p.m., 2 a.m., or anytime in between. 
  • When to start.  
    Students can choose to start our master's program at the beginning of any semester – Fall, Spring, Summer I or Summer II. 
  • Size of courseload.  
    Taking one, two or three classes per semester is up to each student. They work with the program director on a course plan that makes the most sense for them. 

Financial Aid 

For information about financial aid for graduate students, contact the TTU Office of Financial Aid. 

Have Questions?

Mary S. Norman, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Practice & Coordinator of TTU CoMC M.A. Programs (806) 834-4570 | Media & Communication Building, Room 158E