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Sport Management

This 36 credit hour master’s program is designed for working sport management professionals or those seeking initial access to the field. The format allows students to complete online courses during spring and fall semesters and blended courses (online and on-campus) during the summer. During the summer on-campus sessions, students network and interact with other cohort members and their faculty. This is ideal for professionals with demanding schedules who need to balance work and family while continuing their education. The online master’s degree is expected to be completed in eighteen months. Tuition is offered at the in-state rate for all students with the goal of increased affordability and access.

Career Profile

Students graduating from the Blended Master's Program in Sport Management have increased their value, thereby moving up in the company, or being promoted to positions of upper or middle management. Students who have graduated from this program have chosen to continue their academic career in a Ph.D. program. This career path has been very popular. Graduates have been very successful in achieving their personal career goals.

Course Delivery Options

Online

Program Application Requirements

Resume/CV, Personal Statement

Graduate Program Application Requirements

In addition to the WVU graduate admission criteria, the program specific materials and supplemental requirements are as follows:

1. Minimum undergraduate GPA of 2.75 (4-point scale)

2. Current resume highlighting professional background and qualifications

3. Professional goal statement: 1-2 written pages on professional goals and reasons for seeking admission

4. No GRE scores required

During the admission process, preference is given to individuals with experience in the sport industry. It is recommended that students have regular access to sport management settings given the applied nature of many course assignments.

Applicants who do not meet the 2.75 GPA requirement may be admitted as a provisional graduate student if their GPA is between 2.50 and 2.74. Once admitted provisionally, students are required to achieve a 3.0 GPA in their first 9-hours of advisor approved course work to be reclassified as regular status and remain in the program.

Applicants whose first language is not English must provide proof of English language proficiency. WVU accepts either the TOEFL or the IELTS for this purpose. Learn more about our English language proficiency requirements.

The previously listed materials are submitted online as part of the WVU Graduate Admission Application. Applicants must submit their official copies of transcripts and test scores directly to the WVU Office of Admissions, PO Box 6009, Morgantown, WV 26506.

All graduate students must achieve and maintain a 3.0 GPA or better (4-point scale) prior to graduation.

Extra Accreditation Info

The program is accredited by the North American Society for Sport Management (NASSM) since 2001. It is also ranked by Eduniversal as one of the Top 10 Sport Management programs in the United States. WVU is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission.

Application Deadlines

Summer Deadline

May 1 - Accepting admissions on a rolling basis until May 1 for a summer term start

English Proficiency Requirements

All applicants whose first language is not English must provide proof of English language proficiency. WVU accepts either the TOEFL or the IELTS for this purpose. Learn more about our English language proficiency requirements.

Accreditation Information

WVU is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission.

The program is accredited by the North American Society for Sport Management (NASSM) since 2001. It is also ranked by Eduniversal as one of the Top 10 Sport Management programs in the United States. WVU is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission.

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