Jul 22, 2024  
Graduate Catalog 
Graduate Catalog

Sport Management, M.S.

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The Master of Science in Sport Management program prepares students to pursue careers in commercial sport and recreation, professional or collegiate athletics administration, and public or municipal sport and recreation. Through classroom instruction, internship, and community experiences, the program integrates competency areas including facilities, finance, legal aspects, promotion, research, and leadership within the context of sport organizations.

The Master of Science in Sport Management is a 36 hour program, including 6 hours of thesis/project/internship and a comprehensive exam.

Admission Requirements

The following materials should be submitted to the UALR Graduate School when applying to the program:

  • Undergraduate transcript(s). Applicants are expected to have a baccalaureate degree from an accredited university. A 2.7 overall GPA or 3.0 in the last 60 hours is required.

Applicants for admission to the M.S. in Sport Management program are evaluated on a competitive basis by the faculty, and acceptance is conferred to the most qualified applicants. Fulfilling admission requirements is necessary to be considered for admission but in no way guarantees acceptance into the program. Students may be admitted in one of the admission status categories outlined in the Graduate Catalog.

Application for admission should be received by the UALR Graduate School by March 15 for students anticipating fall matriculation and October 15 for spring matriculation in order to get full consideration for admittance. Applications received after these dates will be considered as long as program openings remain available. Students who do not meet the above requirements for admission may apply for a faculty review of their qualifications.

Transfer Credit

Subject to faculty approval, a combined maximum of 12 semester credit hours of transfer credit and/or credit taken as a special student may be applied to the degree. Successful completion of coursework taken as a special student does not guarantee acceptance into the program.

Program Requirements

Master of Science in Sport Management students must complete a total of 36 credit hours.

Graduation Requirements

Students must successfully complete 36 hours of approved courses, a comprehensive exam, and a thesis or project.

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