Master of Science in Sport Management

The Master of Science (M.S.) in Sport Management program is designed to prepare the student for careers in professional, collegiate, and not‐for‐profit athletics as well as wholesale/retail sporting goods, facility and event management, and health and fitness club management. The program can be completed in less than two years. The program offers a wide variety of courses that focus on all aspects of management in the sport industry. PROGRAM FORMAT The delivery mode for this 30 credit M.S. in Sport Management program is a face‐to‐face classroom setting in an accelerated cohort format. Each class is a three credit offering lasting eight weeks. All classes meet one night per week from 6‐10 p.m. Classes meet continuously during a 12 month period. All students are required to pass a written comprehensive portfolio on the material from the curriculum. The capstone SSM 549 will include two tracks for students: project or field experience.  Students are eligible to start one of these tracks at the start of the fifth course and after attending orientation.

Degree Requirements

Program Credits30
Required Courses

SSM 502 Social and Historical Aspects of Sport (3 cr.)

SSM 520 Sport Ethics and Leadership (3 cr.)

SSM 510 Sport Organization and Management (3 cr.)

SSM 512 Financial Aspects of Sport (3 cr.)

SSM 536 Sport Law (3 cr.)

SSM 542 Sport Facilities Management and Design (3 cr.)

SSM 544 Sport Marketing (3 cr.)

SSM 545 Public Relations in Sport (3 cr.)

SSM 506 Contemporary Issues in Sport (3 cr.)

SSM 549: Capstone: Strategic and Tactical Approaches to Sport Management (3 cr.)

Required Auxiliary Courses

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Additional Information

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS - To qualify for admission to this program, students must have: A bachelor's degree from a regionally‐accredited college or university. A cumulative grade point average of 2.75 on a 4.0 system (probationary acceptance may be granted). A completed application form. Three letters of recommendation sent directly to the Office of Graduate Admissions to include one professional, one academic, and one personal reference. Official transcripts from all colleges and universities attended. A current resume. A professional goals statement (maximum of two pages, double‐spaced) identifying the student's qualifications and reasons for pursuing this degree. An interview with the Sport Science and Management Department program chair. GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS - To qualify for graduation from this program, students must: Complete the master's coursework with a minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.0 with no individual course grade below a "C" and no more than one course grade below a "B‐." Satisfactorily complete and publicly present their Capstone research. Satisfactorily complete the 220 clock hours of field experience with a sport organization. Satisfactorily pass the written and oral comprehensive examination. Obtain recommendation for graduation from the program chair. Satisfactorily complete all program requirements within seven consecutive academic years.