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Master's in Sport Management at KU

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 master’s in sport management* at the University of Kansas School of Education consists of 36 credit hours of coursework, a practicum, an exam, and the production of a portfolio that reflects the student's competencies aligned with the North American Society for Sport Management (NASSM). This interdisciplinary graduate program is trains professionals who are seeking administrative positions within all sectors of the sports industry.

 Within those sectors, this graduate program supports careers in:

  • Sport Management
  • Player and Team Management
  • Journalism & Sports

Program emphasis areas are delivered by drawing on the rich diversity of a major research university and coursework from the academic departments at the University of Kansas.

Benefits of the program include:

  • Flexibility – Blended coursework that combines face-to-face sessions, online learning, and field experiences that make it the perfect options for the working professional.  
  • Program Reputation - KU’s Master’s Degree 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. 
  • Professional Network – Instructors and fellow graduate students will offer a broad-based knowledge of the field, lifelong friends and fellow colleagues from their programs.  Builds a sense of connection for your sport management career.
  • Access to KU Athletics - Students at KU benefit from access to a robust, high-caliber athletics department which can facilitate learning and field-based experiences that is unmatched at other universities.
  • Hands-on learning – KU’s Master’s program in Sport Management offers unique opportunities for students to engage in developing research and learning through the Amateur Sport Research Center.
  • Available funding – Academic scholarships for students in the sport management program are supported through the Dr. Bob Run

Let us know you are interested.

*This program is a Master of Science in Education degree in health, sport management, and exercise science with an emphasis in sport management.


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