Jun 25, 2024  
2021-2022 Graduate Bulletin 
2021-2022 Graduate Bulletin [ARCHIVED PUBLICATION]

Master of Science in Sport Management (MSSM)

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Program Format: 4+1 or Traditional Option

The Master of Science in Sport Management (MSSM) program is available in two formats. The 4+1 option allows students to complete both a bachelor’s and master’s degree in five years. The traditional option is available to students who have already earned a bachelor’s degree and can be completed in either a two-year track or an accelerated one-year track. Each option is flexible for today’s graduate student and provides the knowledge to become a skilled professional in the sport industry. The MSSM degree is also a great option for those looking to advance in an existing career.


Both the 4+1 option and the traditional option require 33 graduate credit hours. Students in the 4+1 option complete a total of 153 credit hours (120 undergraduate and 33 graduate hours) in five years. The undergraduate program in Sport Management provides opportunities to pursue one of four areas: Intercollegiate Athletics, Recreational Sports, Sport Communication, or Sport and Business Studies.

The master’s degree adheres to the Excellence in Sport Management Education guidelines for graduate-level programs including, coursework in the following areas:

   Social/Psychological Sport Marketing/Communication
   Management Finance/Accounting/Economics
   Ethics in Sport Management Legal Aspects of Sport

Graduate Studies Admission Criteria and Application Process

Refer to the Admission  section of the bulletin for information about Graduate Studies admission criteria and the online application process.

MSSM 4+1 Admission Requirements

To be admitted to the 4+1 option, students must be currently enrolled in a bachelor’s degree program at USI with at least 90 earned hours and an undergraduate GPA of 2.5 or higher.

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