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Department of Kinesiology Master of Science in Sport Management

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About the Sport Management Master's Program

What can I do with a sport management degree?

UIndy's sport management graduate program prepares students for careers in intercollegiate athletic administration, including:

  • Compliance
  • Facility/operations management
  • Ticket office management
  • Development (sales, sponsorship, fundraising)
  • Public relations
  • Business office management
  • Human resource management

Program highlights

The Master of Science in Sport Management program at UIndy focuses upon content areas relevant to aspiring sport industry practitioners. In addition to the courses focused upon these content areas, students further enhance their education through experiential learning opportunities that are achived through the internship component of the program. 

Course learning opportunities and projects

Students will have the opportunity to engage in relevant research and real-world projects to showcase their knowledge and critical thinking abilities. As part of their education, our students have created the following:

  • Sponsorship proposals
  • Publications (e.g., media guides, event programs)
  • Event management plans
  • Risk management plans
  • Employee handbooks and policy manuals


Internships can be completed in a variety of settings. Program faculty will work with each student to create a plan that fits his or her individual interests and career goals. Current practitioners seeking their degree can use their current employment/experience to fulfill the internship requirements. Students will complete a total of 600 internship hours, either at one job site or split between two sites.  

Program length & Curriculum plans

Students can choose to pursue either an accelerated, 12-month, curriculum plan or a standard, 21-month, curriculum plan.  To learn more about each option, click here


Tuition for the 2017-18 academic year is $478 per credit hour, which must be paid one month prior to the beginning of each semester. A $50 technology fee will be applied each semester, including summer. Fees for the 2018-2019 school year will be published in Spring 2018. Students must purchase or rent their own books and course materials for each class.

Financial aid

UIndy offers variety of financial assistance options for eligible students. Please visit the Office of Financial Aid for more information.

When can I start?

Apply by August 15, 2018 for consideration for the Fall 2018 semester. Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis. Your complete application (including transcripts, GRE/GMAT scores, letters of reference, writing sample, and personal statement) must be received no later than August 15, 2018 in order to be considered for Fall 2018 entry. Applications received after August 15, 2018, will automatically be considered for the next admissions cycle (Fall 2019 entry). You must meet or exceed all admission requirements and be accepted into the program before enrolling in classes.