Master of Science in Sport Management

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Program Overview

Offered by the Pott College of Science, Engineering, and Education at USI, the 100% online Master of Science in Sport Management will ensure you develop the skills and knowledge to advance your career in the sport and recreation industry.

Our affordable and flexible program is designed for individuals who have completed a bachelor's degree from an accredited university in subjects such as sport management, marketing, business administration, communications, or related fields. 

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33 Credit Hours 

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Complete within a year. 

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Admission Procedures and Requirements

Admission into the Master of Science in Sport Management program will be contingent on the following:

All students applying or reapplying for graduate studies at the University of Southern Indiana must submit the following materials to Graduate Studies in order to be eligible for graduate study at USI.

  • A completed Graduate Studies Application
  • A non-refundable application fee of $40
  • Official transcripts from all undergraduate/graduate institutions attended
  • Additional information may be found on the Graduate Studies website

After submitting the application and transcripts to Graduate Studies, submit the following to the Director of the MSSM program through email.

  • A personal statement
  • Three letters of recommendation

Requirements for admission include:

  • An earned bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution with an undergraduate GPA of 2.5 or higher.
  • Demonstration of potential and ability for graduate level writing as evidenced by the personal statement
  • Demonstration of potential and ability to pursue graduate studies as evidenced by the letters of recommendation.

Although applicants do not need to hold an undergraduate degree in sport management or related field, preference will be given to those applicants with an educational background and/ or work experience in a related field.

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Program Highlights
  • Acquire knowledge and skills across a diverse set of professional environments. 
  • Gain the ability to communicate effectively and persuasively. 
  • Learn to work with diverse groups and organizations.
  • Develop skills to promote equality and social justice from local to international levels. 
  • Learn to successfully engage with others as a professional in the sport industry.
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Program Delivery & Technology Requirements

Courses within the MSSM Program are offered entirely online using a learning management system. Access to a reliable computer with internet access is required. 

Program Calendar

Program Start Application Deadline Document Deadline Registration Deadline
January 13, 2020 December 16, 2019 December 23, 2019 January 10, 2020
March 16, 2020 February 17, 2020 February 24, 2020 March 13, 2020
May 11, 2020 April 13, 2020 April 20, 2020 May 8, 2020

Program Curriculum:

The MSSM requires 33 graduate credit hours. All courses within the MSSM are three credit hours and seven weeks long.

Courses can be taken in an accelerated version, where students take two courses (six credit hours) per a seven-week term. The accelerated option allows students to finish the MSSM within one academic year.

MSSM students may also take courses in our alternative option, which allows students to take one course (three credit hours) per a seven-week term. The alternative option allows students to finish the MSSM within two academic years.

Courses are designed using the Quality Matters Rubric Standards based on best practices and research for course design.

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Course Numbers & Titles

Required Courses (33 credit hours)

  • SPTM 592: Contemporary Issues in Sport and Exercise (3)
  • SPTM 604: Sport Facility and Event Management (3)
  • SPTM 605: Dimensions of Diversity and Society in Sport Organizations (3)
  • SPTM 633: Sport Marketing (3)
  • SPTM 652: Sport Budgets & Fiscal Practices (3)
  • SPTM 653: Sport Law (3)
  • SPTM 664: Research Methods and Statistics in Sport Management (3)
  • SPTM 688: Strategic Sport Communication (3)
  • MKTG 601: Marketing Strategies (3)
  • MNGT 601: Human Resource Management (3) 
  • MNGT 611: Leadership Skills and Innovation (3)

Student Testimonials 

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"I have accepted a job from the Colorado Avalanche. I know I can always reach out to the faculty ." - Kacy Eschweiler, MSSM Student

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"The entire MSSM program was enjoyable from beginning to end." - Justin Ahlbrand, MSSM Graduate

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"I would recommend the MSSM because it prepares you with a well-rounded education." - Alex Macy, MSSM Student

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"The MSSM was attractive to me because of the flexibility and affordability." - Andrew Wickerham, MSSM Student

Tuition & Fees
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Contact

Dr. Renee Frimming
Department Chair

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