MA in Sport and Recreation Management

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The Sport and Recreation Management M.A. prepares students to become future leaders in such settings as professional team front offices, college and high school athletics departments, campus and community recreation programs, agencies serving sport and recreation clients, league offices, coaching and many other areas. Through academic coursework, practical experience, an individualized capstone project and a network of industry contacts, the program is designed to help each student achieve their unique professional and educational goals.

Undergraduate preparation in sport or recreation management is not required for successful completion of the graduate program; students from diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply.

Plan of Study Form  

Please see the General Catalog for more information. 

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Applicants must meet the admission requirements of the Graduate College; see the Manual of Rules and Regulations of the Graduate College or the Graduate College section of the Catalog. Below is a summary of Graduate College and program application requirements:

•U.S. bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited college or university or equivalent degree from another country as determined by Office of Admissions
•Minimum GPA of 3.0, or foreign equivalent as determined by Office of Admissions
•Personal statement
•Three letters of recommendation
•International applicants whose native language is other than English must comply with the Graduate College guidelines for admission, which include submission of a score on the TOEFL or IELTS, and any other requirements

The Master of Arts requires a minimum of 30 s.h. of graduate credit. 

Curriculum includes 21 semester hours in the following courses:

  • SRM:4197 or SRM:4199 Sport and Recreation Field Experience
  • SRM:5065 The Economy of Experience
  • SRM:6251 Risk Management
  • SRM:6252 Economics and Financing
  • SRM:6253 Sport Administration
  • SRM:6254 Marketing and Sport Promotion
  • SRM:6255 Sport and Recreation Management Capstone Project

Plus 9 semester hours of electives (no more than 3 s.h. of electives may be from SRM:4197 or SRM:4199 combined in field experience for credit. )

Questions? Please visit the General Catalog for more information or email Dan Matheson, Program Chair.