Degree Program Overview

The mission of the Master of Science in Sport Management degree program is to effectively prepare students for a variety of executive positions within athletic and sport organizations at the community, educational, and/or professional levels. Students will be provided quality instruction, the latest technology, opportunities for research and professional development, field-based experiences, and excellent internship opportunities. In return, students are required to become acquainted with relevant issues in the field, understand the research process, and represent the program’s goals and objectives in the industry. Individuals completing the program will be ready to assume leadership positions in the sport management and/or academic domains.

The Master of Science in Sport Management degree program offers two options: thesis and non-thesis. Students choosing the thesis option are required to complete 36 credit hours comprised of 30 hours of coursework and 6 hours of thesis. Students choosing the non-thesis option are required to complete 36 credit hours comprised of 30 hours of coursework and 6 hours of practicum.

Program Breakdown

Brief breakdown of the type, or types, of degree available, their length, available enrollment, and estimated cost.
Category Degree Summary
Catalog Entry Master of Science (MS)
Length 36 Credit Hours
Enrollment Fall, Spring, Summer
Costs Rates Per Semester
Admission Requirements Application Materials

Application Deadlines

  • Fall: August 1
  • Spring: December 1
  • Summer: May 15

Please note that application deadlines will occasionally change. Please contact your academic advisor (listed in the contact section) for confirmation on application deadlines.

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