MEd in Sport Management

Admission to the master’s degree program in sport management is considered for students who have completed an earned undergraduate degree from a regionally accredited institution with a grade point average of 2.750 (4.000 system), in accordance with WSU graduate school admission policy. Candidate evaluations are based on one of two options:

  1. GPA in all coursework and faculty evaluation based on letter of application, resume, and three reference reports; or
  2. GPA in all coursework, cumulative score for the verbal and quantitative sections of the Graduate Record Exam, and faculty evaluation based on letter of application, resume and three reference reports.

The program limits admissions to 30 students per year with a minimum score of 70 (out of 100 possible) based on the above admission criteria options. For more information, please contact the Graduate Coordinator, Dr. Wonyoung Kim at

Program Requirements

The MEd program in sport management program requires 36 credit hours — 30 credit hours of coursework and a 6-credit hour internship. In addition, the program requires that all students pass a final written examination covering all required coursework during their final semester prior to graduation.

Required Courses
SMGT 800Analytics and Decision-Making In Sport3
SMGT 801Management In Sport3
SMGT 802Ethics in Sport3
SMGT 803Sport Marketing3
SMGT 809Sport Management Technology3
SMGT 811Sport In Society3
SMGT 822Communication in Sport3
SMGT 835Legal Issues in the Profession I3
SMGT 847Internship6
Elective Courses
Select 6 credit hours from the following or consider other options in consultation with assigned advisor:6
Selling in the Sport Industry
Sport Tournament and Event Management
Sport Facility Management
Business Analytics in Sport
Sport Governance & Policy
Study Abroad in Global Sport Industry
Psychology of Sport
Total Credit Hours36

Applied Learning

Students in the sport management (MEd) program are required to complete an applied learning or research experience to graduate from the program. The requirement can be met by completing SMGT 847.