Top sportscasting programs offer degrees in sport journalism that emphasize broadcasting skills for radio, television and cable industries. The best programs are at journalism schools that are top-ranked on lists such as “NewsPro Magazine's” top 20 in journalism and the Ranking Web of Universities. These schools offer students access to state-of-the-art broadcasting laboratories, experienced faculty and networking with top media organizations.

University of Southern California

The Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism at the University of Southern California, in Los Angeles, offers a master's degree in journalism with a focus on sports. Students develop their own specialized degree program that includes producing intricate multimedia packages. Faculty brings major-media experience, including award-winning sportswriters and news producers. In addition, students have access to innovative design studios, such as the USC Annenberg Institute of Sports, Media and Society, where they study sports and its impact on culture through the media. Students use state-of-the-art tools for sports broadcasting at the Annenberg TV News channel, gaining valuable hands-on experience.

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

The School of Journalism and Mass Communication at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill offers a certificate in sports communication that students complete in addition to their bachelor's or master's with a specialization in broadcasting. The broadcasting specialty includes specific courses on radio and television production plus immersion courses, such as in sports communication or digital media. In addition, students have study and intern abroad programs, such as with the University of Queensland, Australia. Students also have access to state-of-the-art classrooms, laboratories and media production facilities. The Sports Communication certificate program offers courses, internships and scholarships to students, as they learn to use a variety of reporting and editing media, including photojournalism and sports marketing and advertising.

University of Missouri

The School of Journalism at the University of Missouri at Columbia offers an interdisciplinary program in sports journalism. The school is home to the world's first school of journalism that developed the “Missouri Method,” which provides practical hands-on training through real-world news media and a communication agency. This method results in students and alumni winning major national and international competitions, including the Pulitzer Prize and the Silver Anvils. In sports journalism, students apply the Missouri Method as they cover games, report on in-depth issues and breaking sports news.

University of Indiana at Bloomington

The University of Indiana at Bloomington and at Indianapolis is a leader in sports journalism, with faculty who are former journalism professionals. Home of famed alumni, Ernie Pyle, the school boasts over 30 Pulitzer prize awards by alumni. In addition, the university hosts the National Sports Journalism Center, where students not only train, but have intimate access to the best in facilities and equipment with multiple opportunities to network and intern with world-wide media organizations, including print, network television and cable.