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Sport Administration, M.A.

Minimum Totals for Graduation: 36-39 hours

This is a 36 to 39 hour graduate program designed specifically to meet the Commission on Sport Management Accreditation (COSMA) standards for accreditation.

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

Admission Requirements, Retention & Termination Standards

Admission Requirement Snapshot

GPA: 3 .0

Entrance Exam: N/A

Internat'l Application Deadline: July 1 (Fall), Oct.1 (Spring)

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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 Graduate Studies at CMU.

In addition, the applicants for the MA in Sport Administration must submit three letters of recommendation, and a resume, along with all other application materials. Based upon the undergraduate GPA, resume, professional experience, and the three letters of recommendation, the candidate may be accepted for regular admission or admission with stipulations. For regular admission, the minimum undergraduate GPA must be 3.0 or higher on a 4.0 scale. For admission with stipulations, the minimum undergraduate GPA must be at least 2.5 on a 4.0 scale.

Program Requirements

Required Courses (36-39 hours)

PES 602Sport Event Management: Theory & Application


PES 603Administration of Sport and Athletics


PES 610Philosophical & Ethical Issues in Athletics


PES 625Athletic Facility Design and Management


PES 635Quantitative Applications & Data Based Decision Making in Sport


PES 640Sport and the Law


PES 645Financial Management of Sport


PES 650Sport Marketing


PES 665Applied Research in Sport Management


PES 675Human Resource Management in Sport Organizations


PES 685Integrated Capstone Project in Sport Management


PES 699Internship in Sport Management


Total: 36-39 semester hours