FAQ

How can I get into the program?

We take applications every fall semester for the gateway course into the program, Introduction to Sports Reporting and Writing, which is offered every spring semester. The dates when applications are available and when they are due are TBD on a year-to-year basis.

Where can I find the application?

The application is available once a year during the Fall semester.  The dates the Fall 2016 application will be available are still TBD, but you can expect to find the application on this website sometime during September/October 2016.

What kinds of qualifications do students accepted into the program have?

Successful applicants have more than just a keen interest in sports. They possess a demonstrated passion for and curiosity about sports journalism and/or sports communications. They have taken advantage of sports media opportunities at the high school and/or college levels to gain real-world experience. Acceptance is not based on GPA.

Do I have to be a Grady student to be in the sports media certificate program?

No. Every UGA undergraduate is eligible to apply for the Sports Media Certificate program.

Do I have enough time to complete the certificate program before I graduate?

If you have at least three semesters left at UGA — including two spring semesters — you likely have enough time. Please check the sample study tracks on this site for more specifics.

Are there any sports media classes I can take before I’m in the program?

Yes, Sports, Media and Society (JRLC 3800) is open to every  UGA undergraduate. It is offered every fall semester and has no prerequisites. You can take this class before you are accepted into the Sports Media Certificate program, and it will count toward the program requirements after you are accepted.

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