Ithaca College

Sport Management

Master of Science Degree without Thesis

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 is 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, Non-Thesis Plan

(30 credits)


HPEG-61400 Research Methods in Health and Physical Education  3
SPMG-60000 Sport in Society  3
SPMG-66000 Sports Law  3
SPMG-5xxxx or SPMG-6xxxx Sport management elective  3


ESSG-61000 Statistical Methods  3
SPMG-65000 Sport Marketing  3
SPMG-67000 Sport Economics  3
xxx-5xxxx or xxx-6xxxx Graduate elective  3


SPMG-69000 Internship   6
Total 30