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Ph.D. in Sport Management at KU

The Ph.D. in Sport Management* at the University of Kansas is offered through the Department of Health, Sport, & Exercise Sciences. Doctoral students need to interview with a faculty advisor (currently Dr. Aaron Clopton or Dr. Jordan Bass) in the preferred specialization area of study before applying for admission. Students are also encouraged to examine the research being conducted in the Laboratory for the Study of Sport Management. Advisors may require specific supporting materials and/or competencies before the interview. After completion of one semester of coursework at the University of Kansas, but before completing the first 12 hours, the student works jointly with an advisor and a committee to develop a course of study that meets his or her particular needs. Information on current students can be found on the Doctoral Student Profiles page.

Benefits of the program include:

  • Program Reputation - KU's Ph.D. in Sport Management is offered through the KU School of Education, which was recently ranked 8th in the nation according to U.S. News & World Report's Best Public Education Schools.
  • Vibrant Campus Environment - In the heart of the United States, the city of Lawrence revolves around the University and its students. Learn more about Robinson Center.
  • Graduate Student Funding - A degree from the KU School of Education will be one of the best investments you can make in yourself. Let us help you afford it.

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*This program is a doctor of philosophy degree in health and physical education with an emphasis in sport management.