Master of Science, Sport Management (Online)

The Sport Management Major at Georgia Southern provides academic preparation and practical experience in the skills and techniques required to be successful in the Sport Business and Leisure fields. Sport Management is one of the fastest growing fields of study in the country and is well established at both the undergraduate and graduate levels at Georgia Southern. Future sport managers who graduate from the program will be prepared for success in various sectors of the sport industry such as: (1) professional teams or collegiate athletic departments; (2) sport facilities and event management; (3) sport marketing, promotion, or advertising; (4) sports information, media, or communications; (5) The Olympic Movement; (6) State and county sports commissions; (7) athletic leagues and associations.

Program Contact Information:
Dr. Drew Zwald
Graduate Program Coordinator
Phone: (912) 478-0091
M.S. Sport Management Admission Requirements
1. A personal statement of purpose that includes a description of career goals over the next 5 years, reasons for interest in Graduate Program at Georgia Southern University, and relevant experiences and achievements.
2. The applicant’s previous exposure to coursework that relates to the curriculum in the Master’s in Sport Management program. Transcripts showing a Bachelor’s degree completed in a college or university accredited by the proper regional accrediting association are required. If applicant holds additional degrees from accredited institutions, those transcripts should be submitted as well.
3. The applicant’s overall academic performance.
4. The quality and length of related professional experiences. Applicants should submit a current resume. Sport industry experience and/ or volunteer experience in the sport industry is preferred, but not required.

5. Official GRE or GMAT scores less than 5 years old.

*International transcripts must be evaluated by a NACES accredited evaluation service (

Sport Management M.S. Admissions Deadlines
Fall Spring Summer
Priority Deadline March 1* Does Not Admit Does Not Admit
Final Deadline July 1* Does Not Admit Does Not Admit

*The application and all ​​required documents listed on the “admissions requirements” tab​ for the program must be received by the deadline.  If all required documents are not received by the deadline your application will not be considered for admission.

Last updated: 12/6/2017

Office of Graduate Admissions • PO Box 8113 Statesboro, GA 30460 • (912) 478-5384 •