Welcome to the Sports Media Program


REAL-WORLD EXPERIENCE

Cover athletes or work alongside marquee coaches at a premier NCAA Division I athletics program.

 

BECOME A MEDIA MEMBER

Publish articles in the O’Colly, have telecasts shown on OStateTV and host your own radio show on KXZY.

 

PREPPED TO ENTER THE INDUSTRY

Coursework, practitioner outlets and student clubs in the OSU Sports Media program help the vast majority of our majors find employment after graduation.

PROFESSORS

Each of our faculty members possess practitioner experience in sports media. Learn from the ones who have been there.

 

MULTIMEDIA FOCUS

An Oklahoma State Sports Media degree provides a variety of skills to succeed in any type of media outlet.

 

FIND YOURSELF

The versatility of experiences in the OSU Sports Media program provides the insight students need to decide on desired sectors to work in the global sport communication industry.

ScenterBusThe Oklahoma State University undergraduate Sports Media program is the largest stand-alone sports media major in the world with more than 215 annual majors and declared pre-majors coming from 38 different U.S. states over the 2014-15 and/or 2015-16 academic years. The School of Media and Strategic Communications at Oklahoma State offers one of the few stand-alone sports media majors in the world and was the first among NCAA-FBS member institutions to do so.

All 10 faculty members in the OSU Sports Media program possess extensive practitioner experience in the sports communication industry and most focus their research on sports media, which also helps them keep up with trends and happenings in the field. When you pursue an undergraduate degree in sports media from Oklahoma State University, you will receive classic hands-on training in practitioner-based coursework covering all aspects of the multimedia, sport communication industry.

All sports media majors also take industry overview and theoretical courses to provide a broad knowledge. Whereas most of our students have the option to and do takes courses from all areas, OSU Sports Media majors choose from one of three specializations for a focus:

Sports Media/Multimedia Journalism
For students aspiring careers with sports journalism outlets, such as serving as announcers, bloggers, broadcasters, columnists and reporters for online sites, newspapers, radio, social media and television outlets.

Sports Production
For behind-the-scenes careers in sports media production within the sports television, radio and film industries, as well as sports media digital production. Oklahoma State Sports Media has its own in-house video production team and many of our students’ intern with Orange Power studios, the new in-house video production unit for OSU athletics.

Sports Media/Strategic Communications-Sports Information
For sports media careers in collegiate sports information, public relations, community relations, advertising, social media management and sports marketing. Many of our students in this track work for OSU athletics communications and three our currently interning in media relations with the Oklahoma City Thunder.

Boone Pickens StadiumOklahoma State is also one of the few universities in the world to offer graduate education in sports media, offering a track in Sports Media in the M.S. in Mass Communications. Graduate courses in the School of Media and Strategic Communications are taught through a mix of in-class meetings at the OSU Stillwater and Tulsa campuses, and via online delivery.

Students in the master’s Sports Media track can also take SMSC courses in Media Management and Strategic Communications, while taking their outside concentration electives in Sports Management from the Spears School of Business. 

Graduate degree options in the School of Media and Strategic Communications
Admission requirements and the graduate application process

 

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Click Here for Questions on Admittance to the OSU Sports Media Program or Contact SMSC Advisers for Course Scheduling

For Specific Questions on the OSU Sports Media Program or Media Inquiries,
Contact Dr. Edward (Ted) M. Kian, Welch-Bridgewater Endowed Chair of Sports Media at edward.kian@okstate.edu

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