Master of Science in Sport Management

The University of Southern Mississippi is a leader in developing sport administrators, facility and event managers, league officials and security-related personnel with industry-specific skills in sport safety and security.

Southern Miss Sport Management (SM)2 is nationally and internationally recognized throughout the academic and industry communities due to the high quality of its faculty and graduates.

Why Sport Management?

The sport business industry is one of the largest, fastest-growing and most popular industries in the United States – boasting an economic magnitude of more than $300 billion. This dollar amount is twice the size of the auto industry and seven times the size of the movie industry. The industry is expected to grow and expand globally as technology, economics, culture, political climates and communication segments interact more frequently.

Our faculty have liaised and worked with the following:

  • Department of Homeland Security (DHS)
  • PGA Tour
  • Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)
  • World Golf Foundation
  • Major League Soccer (MLS)
  • Easton Foundations
  • International Association of Venue Managers
  • International Centre for Sport Security (Doha, Qatar)
  • FIFA (Fédération Internationale de Football Association)

Our graduates have gone on to work with:

  • Various departments within major and minor league sports – NFL, NBA, MLB, NHL, NASCAR and MLS
  • College and university athletic programs in marketing, development, media relations, event management, academics advising, compliance, equipment management, strength and conditioning, video and ticket office management
  • NCAA, NAIA, AAU, Arena Football, college conferences, IMG College, PGA and other governing agencies of sport
  • Law school, agency representation and legal counsel for management and player’s associations in professional sport
  • Sport travel and tourism, and sport commissions and foundations
  • Arena and stadium management
  • Sport security
  • Sporting goods industry

Program Offerings

M.S. in Sport Management

M.S. in Sport Management, Emphasis in Sport Event Security Management 

Dual Degree: M.S. in Sport Management and MBA

Graduate Certificate in Sport Security Management

Last Updated: March 26, 2013