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Sport Management - Master's

Availability: Hattiesburg and Online Options

Earn Your Master’s Degree 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, enabling students to acquire and demonstrate an impressive set of management skills and an understanding of the sport industry through a combination of required core courses, electives, research, and experiential components.

Study abroad programs led by Southern Miss business faculty include the British Studies Program, Asian Studies, and Italian Studies.

The College of Business and Economic Development is accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB).

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33hours for SM Graduate Degree
150hours field experience requirement
3specialty certificate options available

What Will I Learn?

This 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. We also offer a Sport Event Security Management Emphasis.

The practicum gives students the opportunity to apply theoretical concepts taught in the classroom while gaining practical experience with current professionals in the field of Sport Management. While taking the three-hour course, students are required to earn 150 hours of field experience.

Expert Faculty Who Are There to Help

The Southern Miss Sport Management Program is nationally and internationally recognized throughout the academic and industry communities.

Our faculty have worked with the following organizations:

-North American Society for Sport Management; Sport Recreation Law Association; Sport Marketing Association

National Rankings

#13 Best Online Master's in Sport Management Programs, Intelligent, 2023 
#15 Best Online Master's in Sport Management, Academic Influence, 2021
#24 Top Online Sport Management Master’s Degree Programs, Online Masters Degrees, 2023 


Degree Plan Availability
Sport Management MSHattiesburg, Online 100%
Sport Security Management Graduate CertificateHattiesburg, Online 100%
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  • Director of Security Operations
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