Sport Administration, M.S.

Admission Requirements

Admission requirements are different for the degree programs. A personal interview may be required. Provisional admission to a program is possible, and will be considered on an individual basis. (See definition of Provisional Admission in this catalog) All students applying to the Exercise Science, M.S. program must have successfully completed an undergraduate course in either exercise physiology or human physiology. Applicants lacking these courses may be provisionally admitted and must complete required undergraduate courses within the first 12 hours of graduate coursework. Students are limited to twelve semester hours of transfer credit from other institutions, and limited to a maximum of nine semester hours taught at the 500 level.

Applicants should follow the admissions process described in this catalog or at the Graduate Admissions website at www.marshall.edu/graduate/admissions/how-to-apply-for-admission.

For Full Admission

(submit all materials directly to Graduate Admissions office):

Option 1:

  • an undergraduate Grade Point Average (GPA) of 3.0 or higher on a 4.0 scale for all previously completed undergraduate university work;
  • at least a 295 combined score on verbal and quantitative reasoning on the GRE or at least 500 on the GMAT.

Option 2:

  • If an applicant obtains an undergraduate Grade Point Average (GPA) of 3. 3 or higher on a 4.0 scale for all previously completed undergraduate university work, the admissions examination of GRE or GMAT requirement may be waived.

A limited number of students may be admitted provisionally (see definition of Provisional Admission in this catalog):

  • an undergraduate Grade Point Average (GPA) of 2.75 or higher on a 4.0 scale for all previously completed undergraduate university work;
  • at least a 285 combined score on verbal and quantitative reasoning on the GRE or at least 500 on the GMAT.

Program Requirements

If the thesis option is selected, the student must complete 32 hours, of which six hours are for the thesis. The non-thesis option requires the completion of 36 hours. However, both options require the successful passing of an oral comprehensive examination or thesis defense.

Plan of Study

Programs illustrated as follows are the non-thesis option.

Sport Management Area of Emphasis

Core
STHM 615Legal Concerns in STHM3
STHM 652Organ Behav Sprt Leis Indus3
STHM 674Sport Finance Economics3
STHM 675MKT MGT of Sport Industry3
Research
STHM 671Research in Sports Studies3
Statistics
Select one of the following:3
Statistical Methods
Analytic Methods & Tech
Quant Methods-Business
Inter Behavioral Stat
Equivalent
Internship
ESS 660Internship3
Restricted Electives
Select 9 hours from the following:9
Ethics in Sports
Facility Design & Management
Women in Sport
Sem Sport MGT MKT
Current Issues in STHM
Sport in Social Process
Seminar in STHM
Selected courses with the approval of advisor.
External Electives
Select 6 hours of the following:6
Graduate School of Management courses
Selected courses with the approval of advisor
Total Credit Hours36

Recreation & Physical Activity Area of Emphasis

Core
STHM 615Legal Concerns in STHM3
STHM 652Organ Behav Sprt Leis Indus3
STHM 674Sport Finance Economics3
STHM 675MKT MGT of Sport Industry3
Research
STHM 671Research in Sports Studies3
Statistics
Select one of the following:3
Statistical Methods
Analytic Methods & Tech
Quant Methods-Business
Inter Behavioral Stat
Equivalent
Internship
ESS 660Internship3
Restricted Electives
Select 9 hours from the following:9
Ethics in Sports
Facility Design & Management
Women in Sport
Sem Sport MGT MKT
Current Issues in STHM
Sport in Social Process
Seminar in STHM
Selected courses with the approval of advisor
External Electives
Selected courses with the approval of advisor6
Total Credit Hours36