Master of Science in Sport Management

Sport is an important tool for human and community development, and is a popular driver of business and entertainment industries. Professionals in sport industries are necessary in providing safe and optimal outcomes for participants, uniting people with the excitement of teams, and enabling the health and happiness of community members.

The Master of Science in Sport Management prepares students to pursue careers across diverse sport sectors including college athletics, professional sports, school sports, and community sport and recreation. Through classroom instruction, internship, and community experiences, the program integrates management areas including facilities, finance, legal aspects, promotion, research, and leadership. Students will apply theories, processes, and best practices in these areas to current situations in sport.

This 36-hour program includes 6 hours of either a thesis/project or internship, as well as successful completion of a comprehensive exam.

Internship and volunteer opportunities are available in organizations and events such as Little Rock Trojan Athletics, Arkansas Travelers, Little Rock Marathon, Little Rock Lightning, Big Dam Bridge 100, National High School Basketball Association, and more.

Admission Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university. A 2.7 overall GPA, or 3.0 in the last 60 hours, is required.
  • View the steps to apply for a list of required documents, including official transcripts.
  • The most qualified applicants are accepted after the faculty evaluates them on a competitive basis.

Graduation Requirements

Students must successfully complete 36 hours of approved courses, a comprehensive exam, and a thesis or project.

For more information, contact Dr. Katie Helms.