Master of Science in Sport Management

Georgia Southern University
Degree Level Masters
Total Credit Hours 36
Per Credit Hour Cost $358.00

Program Description

Sport management graduate programs don’t have to disrupt your current lifestyle. The online sport management master’s degree at Georgia Southern is designed to advance your career without interrupting it. Our online Sport Management program can be completed in 24 months, or you can take courses as your schedule permits.

This 36-credit program 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 including:

  • 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

Level of Online Program Delivery

100% Online, No Attendance Requirements

Admissions Information

"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.

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.

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.

Resume will be used to review the quality of work experience and length of related professional experiences/internships.

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.

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.

For additional information regarding admission to the program, including average GPA and test score information, please visit our website: https://chp.georgiasouthern.ed...

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

Area of Study


Program Accreditation

Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges