Master of Science in Sport Management

Program Description | Admission | Degree Requirements | Degree Plans | Courses


Program Description

The mission of the graduate 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.


Admissions

Please submit the following documents to the Office of Graduate Admissions:

  1. Graduate Admissions Application
  2. Application Fee
  3. Official transcript form the baccalaureate degree granting institution
  4. Two Recommendation Letters
  5. Statement of Intent/Interest
  6. Official GRE Scores

Prospective students should contact the Kinesiology Graduate Coordinator or Sport Management Graduate Coordinator for a list of additional materials that may be required for admission consideration. Students who do not meet the entrance requirements may be conditionally admitted for one semester, pending approval from the Kinesiology Graduate Coordinator or Sport Management Graduate Coordinator. Students admitted to the program on a conditional basis are allowed to complete a maximum of 6 graduate hours.


Degree Requirements

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.  

Master of Science in Sport Management (Thesis option)
Course Name Hours
Specified Courses (30 credit hours)
KINE 5362 Legal Issues in Sport 3
KINE 5363 Leadership in Health Promotion and Sport Management 3
KINE 5370 Sport Marketing: Theory and Practice 3
KINE 5371 Sport Finance and Sales 3
KINE 5373 Event and Facility Management 3
KINE 5374 Applied Research Methods in Kinesiology and Sport Management 3
KINE 5382 Community and Media Relations in Sport 3
KINE 5389 Sports in American Culture 3
KINE 5380 Ethics in Sport Management 3
KINE 5393 Advanced Studies in the Psychology of Sport 3
Thesis (6 credit hours)
KINE 6098 Thesis I 3
KINE 6399 Thesis II* 3
Total Credit Hours 36

Master of Science in Sport Management (Non-Thesis option)
Course Name Hours
Specified Courses (30 credit hours)
KINE 5362 Legal Issues in Sport 3
KINE 5363 Leadership in Health Promotion and Sport Management 3
KINE 5370 Sport Marketing: Theory and Practice 3
KINE 5371 Sport Finance and Sales 3
KINE 5373 Event and Facility Management 3
KINE 5374 Applied Research Methods in Kinesiology and Sport Management 3
KINE 5380 Ethics in Sport Management 3
KINE 5382 Community and Media Relations in Sport 3
KINE 5389 Sports in American Culture 3
KINE 5393 Advanced Studies in the Psychology of Sport 3
Practicum (6 credit hours)
KINE 5334 Practicum I 3
KINE 5334 Practicum II 3
Total Credit Hours 36

Courses

Kinesiology (KINE)

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