The Master of Science with a major in Sport Management aims to (1) increase participant knowledge of administration, leadership, and finance management in sport, (2) prepare students to address critical issues that rest at the intersection of higher education administration and college athletics, and (3) help students develop proficiencies in data-driven decision-making. While the program prepares students to serve in a variety of sectors, students will focus specifically on two emerging areas in the discipline: Intercollegiate Athletics Administration and Sport Analytics.
The concentration in Intercollegiate Athletics Administration will focus on sport administration in a higher education context. Coursework includes compliance and regulatory issues specifically for intercollegiate athletic competition, student-athlete development and welfare, and fundraising and development.
The Sport Analytics concentration prepares students to apply data science to problems facing sport organizations. Sport Analytics involves the application of statistical methods, quantitative analysis, and predictive models to gain insight and help sport organizations make decisions about player and team performance, fan engagement, financial, and marketing strategies.
Admission criteria include the following:
- Graduate application
- Statement of Purpose
- Two letters of recommendation (i.e. employer, faculty member)
- Official university transcripts from all institutions attended
- An undergraduate GPA of 2.7 or higher
- The GRE*(Institution code 5900)
- Verbal Reasoning Score - 149
- Quantitative Reasoning Score - 146
- Analytical Writing Score - 3
- For international applicants, a minimum score of 69 on the internet-based (IBT) TOEFL or 523 on the paper-based TOEFL examination is required**
*The GRE is required and cannot be replaced for any length of time in the field or other standardized test. Test scores older than five years will not be accepted.
**The (IBT) TOEFL is required and cannot be replaced for any length of time in the field or other standardized test. Test scores older than two years will not be accepted. International students who have earned a bachelor’s degree from a U.S. institution or from an institution in an English-speaking country are not required to take the TOEFL.
- Fall: July 1
- Spring: November 15
- Summer: April 15th