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Master of Science Degree with Thesis (30 credits)

The M.S. program with thesis serves a twofold purpose: it can be viewed as the initial step for those interested in pursuing teaching and research careers in sport management, and it can enhance qualifications for entrance into a Ph.D. program. Both theoretical research and applied research are emphasized. The thesis is based on the student's independent research, but the work is guided, from selection of a topic through final revision, by a thesis committee. The completed thesis must receive the approval of both the department and the dean of graduate studies.

The program requires 24 credits of coursework and 6 credits of thesis. In addition, the student must complete an oral examination in defense of the thesis. To be eligible for the oral examination, the student must have completed the required courses and have a cumulative GPA of 3.00 or higher for all graduate courses completed as part of the program.

Master of Science Degree without Thesis (30 credits)

The non-thesis plan is designed for those whose major objective in graduate study is to enhance their professional background in sport management and media.

A total of 30 credits are needed to complete this program (18 credits of required coursework, 6 credits of internship, and 6 credits of electives). In addition, the student must complete a written comprehensive examination covering general knowledge of the field of sport management, knowledge of specific areas within the field, and research and statistical methods with applications to sport management. In order to be eligible for the written comprehensive examination, the student must have completed the required courses and have a cumulative GPA of 3.00 or higher for all graduate courses completed as part of the program.

Typical Course Sequence for the M.S. in Sport Management

Thesis Plan (30 credits)

Fall

680-61400

Research Methods

3

668-60000

Sport in Society

3

668-66000

Sports Law

3

668-70000

Thesis I

3

Spring

665-61000

Statistical Methods

3

668-65000

Sport Marketing

3

668-67000

Sport Economics

3

668-50000 or 668-60000

Sport management elective

3

Summer

xxx-50000 or xxx-60000

Graduate elective

3

668-71000

Thesis II

3

Total

30

Non-Thesis Plan (30 credits)

Fall

680-61400

Research Methods

3

668-60000

Sport in Society

3

668-66000

Sports Law

3

668-50000 or 668-60000

Sport management elective

3

Spring

665-61000

Statistical Methods

3

668-65000

Sport Marketing

3

668-67000

Sport Economics

3

xxx-50000 or xxx-60000

Graduate elective

3

Summer

668-69000

Internship

6

Total

30

 

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