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The Master of Science in Sports Administration degree program seeks to prepare graduates with professional skills and knowledge for careers in the $300-plus billion dollar sports business industry through an exceptional program inspired by excellence, vision, scholarship, leadership and entrepreneurship.

Potential career paths include management, marketing, legal, risk management, financial, the media, promotions, public relations, communications, sports information, design, retail, manufacturing and coaching. Other examples within the industry may include sports media, sports facilities and arenas, sports retail business, sport product manufacturing, sport club management, entrepreneurial enterprising, amateur and community sports enterprises, professional sports, sports travel and tourism, international sport management, college sports and athlete representation and management.


The program is designed to meet the curriculum standards for the Commission on Sport Management (COSMA).

Course description and classes

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Graduate Admissions Information

For information about application steps, requirements and deadlines for graduate school, visit our extensive Graduate Admissions Information page.

An interested program applicant must apply for graduate admissions into Georgia State University. The application process includes: transcripts, GRE scores, three letters of recommendations from persons who can evaluate academic promise (e.g., professors), personal goal statement that indicates specific area of interest, resume, and a complete history of sports background.

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Fall 2015 Sport Administration Program Graduate Interns

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Program Contacts

Program Coordinator Faculty
Beth Cianfrone, Ph.D.
Brenda Pitts, Ph.D.
Tim Kellison, Ph.D.

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