Master of Arts in Sport Management

Hiram’s online Master of Arts degree in Sport Management is a challenging, interdisciplinary program that prepares current and aspiring sport professionals to become innovative and thoughtful leaders in the athletic landscape. Students will learn the skills that are essential to leadership in the sport industry, including facility management, human resources management, sport analytics, sport law, sport marketing, diversity and inclusion in athletics, and more. The program allows students to accelerate their career path, making them qualified candidates for executive positions in sport management.  

Courses are offered online in an asynchronous and 8-week format, with multiple course offerings each semester. Multiple entry points are available for students to enroll in the program, including the start of the fall, spring, and summer semesters. Students enrolled in courses year-round can complete the program in just two years. 

Admission Expectations

Students applying to Hiram’s master’s program in sport management should have an undergraduate GPA of 3.0 from a regionally or nationally accredited institution, submit a personal statement, and two letters of recommendation. Personal statements should address personal and professional goals and how these align with enrolling in the sport management master’s program. Letters of recommendation should address the applicants’ motivation, accomplishments, and academic commitment. Program faculty will conduct holistic reviews of applications to ensure admitted students are likely to succeed, so applicants who do not quite meet the GPA expectations, but have other strengths are still encouraged to apply (minimum GPA requirement is a 2.75).

About the Program

Course Information

Some of the required courses include:

  • Applied Sport Management Skills
  • Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Belonging in Sport
  • Fitness and Health Promotion/Management

In addition to required courses, students can pick electives from three areas:

  • Sport Administration
  • Sport Media
  • Human Resource Management

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4+1 Accelerated Pathway

Undergraduate students in Hiram’s sport management program can apply to be part of the accelerated 4+1 program, which gives students the chance to complete their master’s degree in sport management just one year after completing their bachelor’s degree. Qualified students must meet the standard undergraduate requirements and complete specific master’s level coursework during their fourth year at Hiram.


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