Master of Science in Sport Management

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.

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.

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)
Specified Courses
KINE 5362Legal Issues In Sports3
KINE 5363Ldrshp In Hlth Promo/Sport Mgt3
KINE 5370Sport Mkt: Theory & Practice3
KINE 5371Sport Finance And Sales3
KINE 5373Event & Facility Management3
KINE 5374Appld Rsrch Mthd-Kin & Spt Mgt3
KINE 5382Community and Media Relations in Sport3
KINE 5383Sport Consumer Behavior3
KINE 5384Revenue Generation in Sport3
KINE 5389Sports In American Culture3
Thesis
KINE 6098Thesis3
KINE 6399Thesis3
Total Hours36
Master of Science in Sport Management (Non-Thesis option)
Specified Courses
KINE 5362Legal Issues In Sports3
KINE 5363Ldrshp In Hlth Promo/Sport Mgt3
KINE 5370Sport Mkt: Theory & Practice3
KINE 5371Sport Finance And Sales3
KINE 5373Event & Facility Management3
KINE 5374Appld Rsrch Mthd-Kin & Spt Mgt3
KINE 5382Community and Media Relations in Sport3
KINE 5383Sport Consumer Behavior3
KINE 5384Revenue Generation in Sport3
KINE 5389Sports In American Culture3
Practicum
KINE 5334Practicum3
KINE 5334Practicum3
Total Hours36

Notes

Student must have Graduate Standing for all courses in the program.