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Graduate Programs

Master of Arts (M.A.) in Sport Administration

Minimum Totals for Graduation: 36 hours

Required Courses (30-36 hours)

This is a 36-hour graduate program designed specifically for full-time on-campus students to meet the National Association for Sport and Physical Education-North American Society for Sport Management standards for accreditation.

The master’s degree in sport administration is designed to prepare the student for a career in administration in a sport-re- lated field. The program is flexible and designed to provide both theoretical and practical experience that will meet the needs and interests of the individual.

Each student’s elective and cognate courses shall be selected in consultation with the faculty advisor. Special emphasis will be toward strengthening areas not included in the student’s undergraduate program. Students who lack the prerequisites for graduate courses will be expected to make up these deficiencies in addition to the normally prescribed coursework for the degree.

Required Courses I PES 602 - Sport Management: Theory & Application 3(3-0) PES 603 - Administration of Sport and Physical Education 3(3-0) PES 625 - Facilities for Sport and Physical Education 3(3-0) PES 640 - Sport and the Law 3(3-0) PES 645 - Financial Management of Sport 3(3-0) PES 650 - Sport Marketing 3(3-0) PES 670/HSC 670 - Research Methods for Physical Education

and Sport, Health and Recreation 3(3-0) PES 672 - Statistics for Physical Education and Sport, Health

and Recreation 3(3-0) PES 699 - Sport Management Internship 3-6(Spec)

Required Courses II

Select one of the following courses in consultation with an advisor:

Admission Requirements, Retention & Termination Standards


PES 691 - Independent Study 3(Spec) PES 698 - Thesis 1-6(Spec) Electives (0-6 hours)

To be considered for admission to the Master of Arts in Sport Administration degree program, a student must meet the general requirements for admission to the CMU College of Graduate Studies.

These courses will be selected from Educational Leadership, Communication, Management, Marketing, Physical Education and Sport, etc.

Total: 36 semester hours

In addition, the applicants for the MA in Sport Administration must submit the official GRE results, three letters of recommendation, and a resume, along with all other application materials. Based upon the undergraduate GPA, GRE results, resume, professional experience, and the three letters of recommendation, the candi- date may be accepted for regular or conditional admission. For regular admission, the minimum undergraduate GPA must be 3.0 or higher on a 4.0 scale.

To be assured consideration for admittance, all application materials must be received by the following deadlines: April 1 for fall semester, August 1 for spring semester, and February 1 for summer sessions.

Program Requirements

Students must consult with an advisor prior to taking a 500-level course.

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