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School of Sport, Recreation, and Tourism Management - George Mason University

Offered jointly with the Department of Communication, the sport communication minor gives students a chance to analyze sports from a cross-cultural perspective and provides a foundation for those looking for careers in sport management and sports media.

In addition to the knowledge gained through their course work, students gain valuable experience through internships with partners such as Mason’s Athletic Communications Office and professional sports teams, including the Washington Wizards, D.C. United, and the Washington Football Team. Several students have even had the unique opportunity to serve weeklong public relations internships at the Super Bowl. Many graduates have worked in media relations for professional and collegiate sports organizations, while others have taken their versatile skill sets beyond the sport landscape to communication positions at corporations such as Northrup Grumman, Amateur Athletic Union (AAU), and the Lupus Foundation of America.

More about the Program

The Sport Management Program at George Mason University seeks to prepare reflective, principled, and knowledgeable graduates with professional skill sets that enhance their success in the $490+ billion sport sector. Serving one of the nation’s most diverse student populations, this dynamic, growing program is committed to excellence and seeks to develop students’ professional knowledge and dispositions through a curriculum guided by the North American Society for Sport Management (NASSM) and the Commission on Sport Management Accreditation (COSMA) content standards. An integral part of the curriculum is the opportunity for field experiences in sport settings in the Northern Virginia region, metropolitan Washington, D.C., and throughout the world.

Careers in Sport Communication

• media relations
• sports broadcasting
• sportswriter
• public relations and community relations
• sports information director

Sport Media Opportunities on Mason's Campus