The Master of Science in Sport Management program prepares you to compete in the global job sport market as an industry leader. This 36-credit hour program is delivered on-campus and provides real-world training in a range of areas including sport marketing and finance, fund-raising and development, sponsorship and sales, NCAA compliance and more. Our students maintain a variety of professional and career goals, so the curriculum is designed to provide you with a broad professional preparation in the sport management field. The plan of study also affords you the opportunity to further specialize in one of two tracks: (1) Professional Track with a required internship, or (2) Thesis Track with a research component.
We have a long history of preparing sport management professionals at the graduate level. A degree in sport management from West Virginia University affords you access to an expansive alumni network working across all sport settings. Our program graduates have made significant contributions in intercollegiate athletics, professional sports, facilities and arenas, event marketing and promotions, business law, and other sport industries. This world-class network includes university faculty and staff, program alumni and our many organizational partners, including WVU Athletics.
The MS in Sport Management on-campus program was ranked in the top 40 in the 2019 Sport Management Postgraduate Course Rankings by Sport Business, and top 40 in North America in 2018 by Eduniversal Masters Ranking.