Sport Management (M.S.) - Sport Administration (Thesis)

Sport Management (M.S.) - Sport Administration (Thesis)

Important: This degree plan is effective for those starting this degree program in fall 2022 through summer 2023. This degree plan will remain in effect for students who do not break enrollment or who do not change degree programs, concentrations, or cognates.

Core Courses
SMGT 501Social Issues in Sport Management3
SMGT 502Sport Marketing and Public Relations3
SMGT 503Ethics in Sport3
SMGT 504Foundations of Sport Outreach3
SMGT 505Legal Issues in Sport3
SMGT 506Economics and Financial Management of Sport3
SMGT 520Understanding Research in Sport, Recreation, and Tourism3
Total Hours21
Comprehensive Examination
SMGT 600Comprehensive Examination0
Total Hours0
Sport Administration Thesis Cognate
SMGT 631Sport Event and Facility Management3
SMGT 632Sport Development and Sales3
SMGT 633Management and Leadership in Sport Organizations3
SMGT 689Thesis Proposal and Research 13
SMGT 690Thesis Defense3
Total Hours15

Any student who is not ready for enrollment in SMGT 690 Thesis Defense (3 c.h.) after completing SMGT 689 Thesis Proposal and Research (3 c.h.) may be required, as determined by the student’s thesis chair, to repeat SMGT 689 Thesis Proposal and Research (3 c.h.) until deemed ready for enrollment in SMGT 690 Thesis Defense (3 c.h.)

All applicable prerequisites must be met

Graduation Requirements

  • Complete 36 hours
  • A maximum of 50% of the program hours may be transferred if approved and allowable, including credit from an earned degree from Liberty University on the same academic level
  • 3.0 GPA
  • No more than two grades of C may be applied to the degree (includes grades of C+ & C-)
  • No grade of D or below may be applied to the degree (includes grades of  D+ & D-)
  • Successful completion of the Comprehensive Exam
  • Thesis required
  • Degree must be completed within 5 years
  • Submission of Degree Completion Application must be completed within the last semester of a student's anticipated graduation date

Program Offered in Resident & Online Format

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