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Master of Science, Sport Management (Online)

About the Program

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:

  • professional teams or collegiate athletic departments;
  • sport facilities and event management;
  • sport marketing, promotion, or advertising;
  • sports information, media, or communications;
  • The Olympic Movement;
  • State and county sports commissions;
  • athletic leagues and associations.

Program Contact Information

Dr. Christina Gipson
Graduate Program Coordinator

Admission Requirements

  1. Provide a writing sample in the form of a Personal Statement. The Personal Statement should include an in-depth explanation of why you are pursuing this degree, why you are a good candidate for admission, how your experiences and knowledge can contribute to the online learning environment, what your career goals are over the next five years, and what has prepared you to succeed in the Sport Management graduate program at Georgia Southern. You are expected to address each of these topics. The Personal Statement needs to be a minimum of one page double-spaced but no more than two pages.
  2. Provide transcripts showing the completion of a Bachelor’s degree in a college or university accredited by the proper regional accrediting association. If applicant holds additional degrees or classes from accredited institutions, those transcripts must be submitted as well. The committee will review previous coursework that relates to the curriculum in the Master’s in Sport Management program.
  3. A minimum undergraduate GPA of 2.5 is required to be considered for admission into the program. An undergraduate GPA between 2.5 and 2.99 may result in admission with provisional status. 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. Applicants should prepare a professional one-to-two minute video addressing the question “How will this degree impact your career path?” Please send your video link to Dr. Gipson via email at
    How to Upload a YouTube Video: *Note that the video must be less than 2 GB in size and less than 15 minutes in duration to upload. For instructions on how to upload a video to YouTube, click here.

The Graduate Admissions Committee will judge the merit of each item and make a recommendation based on the sum total of the application.

*International transcripts must be evaluated by a NACES accredited evaluation service and must be a course by course evaluation and include a GPA. (

Priority Application Deadline: Students interested in Teaching or Research Assistantships must apply by March 1 to receive considerations for open positions.

Application Deadline: All application materials must be received by July 1 to be considered for admission into the fall cohort.

Admission Cycle: The program follows a cohort model. Students accepted into the program will be admitted during the fall semester.



Priority: March 1*

Final: July 1*


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*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: 10/1/2020