What will I learn?

Program Options: Accelerated One-Year or Traditional Two-Year Tracks

The Master of Science in Sport Management offers two tracks. A first-of-its-kind 4+1 (accelerated) degree track allows you to complete both a bachelor's and master's degree in five years. The two-year master's (traditional) track is ideal for those who have already completed a bachelor's degree. Both tracks are flexible for today's graduate student and provide the knowledge to become a skilled professional in the sport industry. This also is a great option for those looking to advance in an existing career.

Master of Science in Sport Management Curriculum

Both the accelerated and the traditional tracks in the MSSM require 36 graduate credit hours. The accelerated track includes a total of 156 credit hours (120 undergraduate and 36 graduate hours) that can be completed in 5 years. The undergraduate portion of the program provides opportunities to pursue one of four areas:

  • Intercollegiate Athletics
  • Recreational Sports
  • Sport Communication
  • Sport and Business Studies

The master's portion in both tracks adheres to the Excellence in Sport Management Education guidelines for graduate-level programs including coursework in the following areas:

  • Social/Psychological
  • Management
  • Ethics in Sport Management
  • Sport Marketing/Communication
  • Finance/Accounting/Economics
  • Legal Aspects of Sport
  • Integrative Experiences (internship)

A Master of Science in Sport Management will prepare you for career opportunities like:

  • Intercollegiate Athletic Administrators
  • Recreational Sports Administrators
  • Sport Marketing and Sales Managers
  • Sport Communicators
  • Sport Facility Managers
  • Sport Event Management Meeting and Convention Planners
  • Sport Agents
  • Sport Officials
  • Interscholastic Athletic Administrators

Which department am I in?

Pott College of Science, Engineering and Education

Study options

Full Time (36 graduate credit hours)

Tuition fees
USD $754.32 per credit hours
Start date

Expected August 2021


Pott College of Science, Engineering and Education

8600 University Boulevard,



47712, United States

Online/Distance (36 graduate credit hours)

Tuition fees
USD $754.32/credit hour
Start date

Expected August 2021

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Applicants must have an overall minimum undergraduate grade point average of 2.5. English language requirements: TOEFL (paper-based): 550; TOEFL (internet-based): 79; IELTS: 6.

For international students

  • Graduation with a Bachelor’s Degree (minimum cumulative GPA 2.75) from a college or university accredited by NCATE or a comparable association.
  • A minimum GPA of 3.0 in all courses taken at the graduate level at all schools attended.

Other English Language Requirements:

TOEFL - PBT minimum 527

Cambridge English Advanced – minimum 169

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.