Since 2009, Valparaiso University has offered programs in two dynamic areas of today’s communication landscape: digital media and sports media.

These programs help prepare the next generation of reporters and allow practicing journalists to enhance their skills. Students can complete a master of science in 18-24 months. The available certificate programs offer a shorter route to competency in core skills. Each of the programs can include an internship and other applied experience.

Digital Media

The master of science in digital media is a 37-credit program that prepares U.S. and international students for successful careers in the field of digital media (video, audio, desktop publishing, and web technologies). Students should have at least an undergraduate minor in communication or one of its components. Learn more »
This 15-credit certificate is open to graduate students who are interested in acquiring or expanding skills in digital media, a field that encompasses video and audio production, graphic design and digital publishing, and multimedia and website communication. The certificate emphasizes both skill proficiency and integration in a multimedia environment. Learn more »

Sports Media

The master of science in sports media is a 36-credit program that prepares students for employment in many sports media outlets, especially those on the Internet, where sports content has been growing rapidly; those in sports information offices in any sport, collegiate or professional; and those in sports management positions. Learn more »
This 15-credit certificate is open to graduate students seeking certification in the broad area of sports media. The employment market for this certificate includes any sports media outlet, especially those on the Internet, where sports content has been growing; sports information offices in any sport, collegiate or professional; and sports management positions. Learn more »
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"The digital media program focuses on the practical and experiential part of the classes. We are work: shoot videos, create websites, and do graphic design."
 Graduate Courses

Coursework in the Department of Communication investigates the ways we express ideas — from public speaking to social media to corporate communication.