Master of Science in Sport Management

The MS in Sport Management program is designed to prepare students 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 offers a wide variety of courses that focus on all aspects of management in the sport industry. This program provides significant opportunities to network with alumni and other professionals in the sport management field at numerous on campus events and off professional conferences during the school year. This networking has led to numerous job opportunities for students even prior to graduation. The executive-level focus of the program challenges students to become scholars in their particular area of sport. This includes a capstone project, selected specifically in an area of career focus for each student.

Courses Are Available

Face to Face
Main Campus

Program Details

●  Credits: 30
​●  Cost per Credit: $765
SSM 502 Social/Historical Aspects of Sport
SSM 506 Contemporary Issues in Sport
SSM 510 Sport Organization and Management
SSM 512 Financial Aspects of Sport
SSM 520 Sport Ethics and Leadership
SSM 536 Sport Law
SSM 542 Sport Facilities Management and Design
SSM 544 Sport Marketing
SSM 545 Public Relations in Sport 
SSM 549 Capstone: Strategic and Tactical Approaches Sport Management

To qualify for graduation from this program, students must:
  • Complete the 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 SSM 549 Capstone: Strategic and Tactical Approaches to Sport Management.
  • Obtain recommendation for graduation from the program chair.
  • Satisfactorily complete all program requirements within seven consecutive academic years.

Transfer Credits You Already Earned

A maximum of nine graduate credits may be transferred from another accredited degree-granting institution. Download our guide that explains credit acquisition.

Admission Requirements

Submit Your Admissions Application

Provide Official Transcripts
Official transcripts reflecting a minimum GPA of at least 2.75 on a 4.0 scale, from every institution attended, must be submitted in a sealed envelope directly to the Office of Admissions. We suggest that you request your transcripts as soon as possible. Your application cannot be reviewed until we have them in hand. It is not necessary to request transcripts for work that you have completed at Cardinal Stritch University.

Request Three Letters of Recommendation
Three letters of recommendation from one personal, one professional, and once academic reference. These letters need to be submitted directly from each letter writer and contain the contact information of each writer (name, address, email, and phone) as well as a verifiable signature. Unsigned letters will not be accepted. Each should address your background relevant to your pursuit of the M.S. in Sport Management degree.

Curriculum Vitae and Professional Goals Statement
The curriculum vitae and professional goals statement should provide detailed information pertaining to your previous experiences and future professional goals relevant to your pursuit of the M.S. in Sport Management degree.

After all documents (application, transcripts, letters of recommendation, resume and professional goals statement) have been received and reviewed, an interview with the admissions committee will be scheduled.

Send all application materials to:

Cardinal Stritch University
Office of Graduate Admissions
6801 N. Yates Road, #437
Milwaukee, WI 53217-3985

Contact Your Counselor

Begin the admission process with Laura or contact her to follow-up on your current application.

Laura Philbin

(414) 410-4709 or (800) 347-8822

Funding Your Education

Stritch is competitively priced to make graduate education affordable. Counselors in our Financial Aid Office know that each student is unique and they are dedicated to helping identify ways to help students fund their education. Learn more about our tuition and the financial aid process.

Alumni Network

Students, families, and employers know Stritch as a university that helps students find their mission, develop new skills, gain relevant career experience, and expand their professional networks. With a network of more than 34,000 graduates, our alumni are successful in their roles at nonprofits, schools, small companies, health care organizations, corporations, and entrepreneurial ventures.

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