The Master of Science in Sport Management prepares professionals for advanced careers in the expanding sport industry by enhancing their critical thinking skills and exposing them to expert knowledge and research in the field of sport. The curriculum is designed to enable students to acquire and demonstrate a set of management skills and an understanding of the sport industry through a combination of required core courses, electives, research and experiential components.
This master's degree program is available fully online, on the Hattiesburg campus, or a combination of online and traditional courses.
Admission requirements and procedures are the same as the admission standards outlined by the graduate school. See Academic Requirements and Procedures. In addition to the admission standards, applicants must submit a current resume, statement of purpose letter, and a GRE/GMAT test score.
MSSM applicants may qualify for a standardize test score waiver (GRE/GMAT) by meeting one of the following criteria: (1) Applicants who have previously earned a Master's degree or higher; (2) Applicants who have previously passed nine (9) hours or more of graduate course work with a GPA of 3.0 or higher; (3) Applicants who have demonstrated five (5) years or more of progressive sport management (or related) work experience; (4) Applicants who have demonstrated strong academic performance in their undergraduate curriculum, as evidenced by earning a Bachelor's degree while achieving a minimum overall undergraduate GPA of 3.5 or higher.
Applicants desiring to apply for a test waiver should contact the Sport Management Graduate Coordinator when applying for the program.