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Admission to Master's Degree at KU

Sport Management Master's degree cohort at fall orientation

Effective March 2019: The Department of Health, Sport, and Exercise Sciences is not currently accepting applications for admission to the on-campus master's degree in sport management. Interested individuals are encouraged to consider the 100% online master's degree in sport management. Learn more here.


The University of Kansas is a great place to pursue a graduate degree, since graduate education is central to KU’s mission of learning, scholarship and creative activity.  We invite you to explore our graduate degree information, review our student resources, and learn more on our knowledgeable faculty and the vibrant community of Lawrence, Kansas. 

Admission committees, made up of faculty in the specialization areas, will review all completed applications. Due to limited spaces in the specialization areas, meeting minimum entrance requirements does not guarantee admission to the HSES graduate programs. If you are applying for the Master’s degree in Sport Management (thesis option), we strongly encourage you to contact a faculty member within the HSES Department from your specialization area of interest for a required interview before completing the application process.

Once you’ve decided to apply, use the Apply Now button on this page to get started! Please note that KU does not accept paper applications for admission.  The online application is designed to give you the ability to submit all supporting documents in one form.  Not sure of how to proceed? We’ve created a Graduate Application Checklist (pdf), just for you!

Application Deadlines for Master's Degree in Sport Management

Apply before Nov. 1 to begin the following Fall Semester
(Priority Admission Deadline)

Apply before Mar. 1 to begin in the Fall Semester
(Standard Admission Deadline)

Apply before May 1 to begin in the Fall Semester
(Late Admission Deadline)

Apply before Nov. 1 to begin in the Spring Semester

*This program does not admit during the Summer Semester.

Regular admission requires a bachelor’s degree and a grade-point average (GPA) of at least a B (3.0 on a 4.0 scale) from a regionally accredited institution, like KU, or a foreign university with substantially equivalent bachelor’s degree requirements.  

If you are an international applicant, we strongly encouraged you to complete the application process well in advance of these deadlines, in order to ensure adequate time for processing of visa-related paperwork.

Please email Jordan Bass (jrbass@ku.edu) after you complete your graduate application to schedule the required admission interview. 

Review the Graduate Application Checklist (pdf)

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