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The Master of Arts in Sport Management is designed to provide students with opportunities to develop and demonstrate the expertise and research skills which are necessary to enable them to make independent professional contributions in sports management.

Program Requirements

 Admission Requirements

1. General admission to graduate study.  Requirements
2. Admission is determined by an admission index. The index is computed as follows: Index = (undergraduate GPA x 200) + GMAT score. The index must equal at least 900. A minimum GMAT score of 400 is required. The GRE equivalent score may be considered.  
3. A minimum 2.5 GPA in a related undergraduate field is required.  
4. Students may be conditionally admitted to the Sport Management program after the submission and review of all application materials. Conditionally admitted students may be required to successfully complete selected undergraduate prerequisites and/or maintain additional program conditions. 

For course lists and program requirements, please refer to the undergraduate catalog.

 Degree Requirements

1. Satisfy general graduate degree requirements. 
2. Fulfill stated program requirements. 
3. Pass a written comprehensive examination over program required curriculum (must have a cumulative 3.0 or higher GPA and no "I" (incomplete) grades to sit for the exam). 
4. Must have an cumulative exit GPA of 3.0 or above. 
5. Must be unconditionally admitted to the Sport Management graduate program. 
Dismissal from the Sport Management Program - Students must maintain a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher. Students may not drop below a 3.0 GPA for more than one semester during the program. A student who falls below a 3.0 cumulative GPA for two semesters will be dismissed from the program. The graduate program coordinator, in coordination with the associate dean, will monitor student progress. 

Career Opportunities

Graduates from this program pursue management careers in amateur, collegiate and professional sports teams, facilities and events management, and sports management and merchandising.

MSU's Career Services  offers career planning, interview and resume preparation assistance, internship placement, and services to help you find a job after you graduate.