The purpose of the Master of Science degree in Sport Management is to offer graduate level instruction based in theory while providing opportunities to apply competencies to practical settings. This program will enhance the management skills and decision-making abilities of the participants in the program at a cost commensurate with graduate level public education, and significantly lower on a cost-per-credit basis than private graduate level education.
The Master of Science degree program in Sport Management offers curriculum to prepare students for professional careers in the sport management industry. Students who successfully complete the program pursue career interests that may range from athletic administration in public and private schools, colleges, and universities, to the private sector, including sport clubs and professional athletics. This program requires an on-site internship of at least seven credit hours and the successful completion of the Sport Management Comprehensive Examination.
Illustrative Plan of Study
All graduate students pursuing a Master of Science degree with a Major in Sport Management will complete the following coursework (minimum 34 total credits required):
The minimum course requirements are as follows:
Required core courses: 27 credits coursework, 7 - 10 credits internship:
||Evaluation in the Teaching-Learning Process in Health & Physical Education|
||Sport & Society|
||Administration: Physical Education & Sport Programs|
||Planning & Management of Sports Facilities|
||Sports Business & Finance|
||Sports & the Law|
||Sport Personnel Management|
||Introduction to Research|
||Field Experience & Internship (7 - 10 semester hours arranged)|
Students may choose the following elective coursework:
||Application of Computers to Sports Management|
||Ethical Issues in Sports Management|
||Public Relations in Sport Management|
Final graduation requirement
Students are required to take a comprehensive exam based on the required coursework.