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2016-2017 Graduate Catalog 
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Master of Science in Sport Management (SPMG)

Revised Program, effective Fall 2016

This is an exciting time to be interested in the field of sport management. New leagues are forming, many colleges are expanding their athletic departments, and the job market is wide open. Job opportunities include high school athletic director, facilities manager, assistant athletic director/operations, marketing and sports information.

EMU’s Sport Management program is designed for students who are interested in athletic administration (high school sports) and sport management in elite level sports (such as collegiate sport).

Upon completion of the Master of Science degree, students will:

  1. Conduct and utilize research for problem solving;
  2. Acquire skills and knowledge necessary to perform in a variety of sport administrative/management roles;
  3. Develop an in-depth understanding of sport administration;
  4. Receive preparation for future graduate work at the doctoral level;
  5. Receive preparation for diverse employment opportunities; and
  6. Utilize ethics when making decisions concerning professional and personal behaviors.

Admission Requirements:

Applicants must:

  1. Have a bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution;
  2. Meet Graduate School admission requirements;
  3. Have attained at least a 3.0 undergraduate grade point average for consideration for full acceptance 
  4. Personal Statement

School Information:

School of Health Promotion & Human Performance - College of Health and Human Services

Christopher Herman, Ph.D.

319J Porter
(734) 487-2815

School Website

Advisor Information:

Brenda Riemer, Ph.D.

318 Porter
(734) 487-0090

Degree Requirements: 33 hours

Thesis or Exam Option: 9 hours

Select one of the following two options

  • Option I: Thesis Option

    Students choosing Option I take thesis courses to total 3 credit hours, and take an additional 6 credit hours of electives.

  • 1 hr
  • 2 hrs
  • 3 hrs
  • Two Elective Courses 6 hrs

    Option II: Comprehensive Exam

    Students choosing this option will complete the Comprehensive Exam, and 9 credit hours from the list of electives below.