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. Christina Gipson
Graduate Program Coordinator
Phone: (912) 478-1101
M.S. Sport Management Admission Requirements
1. Provide a writing sample in the form of a Personal Statement. Include an in-depth explanation of why you are pursuing this degree, why you are a good candidate for admission, your career goals over the next five years, and what has prepared you to succeed in Georgia Southern’s Sport Management graduate program. You are not required to address each of these topics, but a combination is preferable. The Personal Statement should be no more than two double-spaced pages.
2. Provide transcripts showing additional degrees completed in a college or university accredited by the proper regional accrediting association are required. The committee will review previous coursework that relates to the curriculum in the Master’s in Sport Management program.  If the applicant holds additional degrees from accredited institutions, those transcripts must be submitted as well.
3. The minimum undergraduate GPA of 2.5 is required to be considered.  Obtaining a GPA of 3.0 on a master’s degree or at least 12 graduate credits may be assessed on the basis of master’s-level degree work.
4. Resume will be used to review the quality of work experience and length of related professional experiences/internships.

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

*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: 2/26/2018

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