M.S. in Sport Management


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 has been designed and developed and 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, in the classroom, or a combination of online and traditional courses.

Career Opportunities

The degree program is designed to prepare students for a career in interscholastic or intercollegiate athletic administration and coaching. The academic curriculum also serves students interested in pursuing job opportunities within the sport business industry, including facility/arena management, club management, corporate sport operations, professional team management, and state and national governing agency administration.

Program Requirements

Program Plan

Additional Opportunities in Sport Management

Links of Interest

Program Contact Information

Dr. Dennis Phillips - Associate Professor

P: (601)-266-5578 Email: Dennis.Phillips@usm.edu Room: HPR 233

Last Updated: April 3, 2013