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Sport Management Graduate Degree Overview

We are experts in the field – both as practitioners and as researchers.

The program faculty are dedicated to meeting students’ needs as current and future leaders in a variety of sport settings within the sport industry. Given the growing economic and political significance of sport worldwide, there is a strong need for well-educated and professionally- trained sport managers to ensure that sport is managed and well delivered for the greater good of our global society. With that as our goal, the program provides a balance and integration of practical experience, theory, research, and policy.

Our degree is based in Pullman and helps graduates build or improve their skills and become successful sport managers. Program alumni have worked in university athletics departments (in the areas of marketing, development, sales, sponsorship, sport information, administration, and compliance) or university and community recreation programs as directors and coordinators of a variety of program areas. Still other graduates have established careers in professional sport teams at the major and minor league levels, sport events, sport media, high school athletics, and other areas. Some alumni went on to pursue doctorates in philosophy or law.

The College of Education offers a Master of Arts (M.A.) in Sport Management. Students choose between a thesis and non-thesis (comprehensive exam) option.

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Here is a list of graduate assistantships particularly suited for students pursuing this degree:


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