The Sport Management program offers interactive, educational training that is necessary
for individuals seeking careers in the sport industry.
The Sport Management Program Curriculum is committed to offering students the skills and knowledge necessary to understand
management in a sport-related setting. At the completion of the program, students
will have the necessary skill set to be practitioners in the sport industry.
Sport Management Graduate Program Admission Requirements
Students seeking admission to the Sport Management program must meet the following
minimum criteria prior to admission:
Applicants must have an earned bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited institution.
Applicants must have a minimum GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale covering the last 60 credit
hours or 90 quarter hours (whichever one is applicable) of undergraduate study
Applicants must have a minimum combined score of 283 from the quantitative and verbal
sections of the Graduate Record Examination (GRE)
Applicants must submit three (3) professional letters of reference (i.e. from former
professors or employers) addressing the applicant’s ability to succeed in a graduate
program – ALL LETERS MUST BE ON COMPANY/ORGANIZATION LETTERHEAD
Applicants must submit a personal statement describing the applicant’s desire to pursue
a degree in Sport Management and career goal(s) in the sport industry
PLEASE SUBMIT AN APPLICATION TO THE SCHOOL OF GRADUATE STUDIES AND RESEARCH BEFORE
SENDING ANY OTHER REQUIRED MATERIALS TO THE HPER DEPARTMENT
While graduate assistantships are the ideal source of funding in graduate school,
financial resources are limited. Applicants may apply for funding through the College
of Education. Applications may be picked up in person from either the College of Education
or from the Department of Health, Physical Education, and Recreation. You must be
a fully, regularly admitted student to receive this funding. Also visit the School
of Graduate Studies and Research Web site to search for funding options. Applicants
are also encouraged to search for GA positions in administrative offices around the
university such as residence halls, Student Recreation Center/Campus Recreation, athletics,
and other service offices.
Along with the completed online application, one must also submit an official copy
of their GRE scores (sent directly from GRE testing services), and an official transcript
from all previous colleges/universities attended.