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Master of Science in Sport Management

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SHSU’s Master of Arts in Kinesiology - Sport Management

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
Degree Type Master of Science (M.S.)
Length 36 Credit Hours
Enrollment Fall, Spring, Summer
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Research

Dr. Brent Estes 

Dr. Brent Estes
Sport leadership, college athletics, finance and sales

Dr. Liette 

Dr. Liette Ocker
Measurement and evaluation, sport marketing, body image

An Image of Dr. Emily Roper 

Dr. Emily Roper
Gender and diversity in sports

Dr. Ryan Zapalac 

Dr. Ryan Zapalac
Sport marketing, sport fan behaviors, psychological burnout, college athletics


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