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MASTER OF SCIENCE

MAJOR: SPORT MANAGEMENT

 

   The chief objective of the Master of Science (MS) with a major in Sport Management is to provide students with the knowledge, skills, and abilities required to meet the demands of the job market in the sport industry. Students may enroll in the teacher certification concentration or the non-teacher certification concentration.  Deadline dates for application and receipt of all required application materials for the sport management degree are:  November 1 for spring semester admission, April 1 for summer admission, and July 1 for fall semester admission

 

 

 



Required Application Materials

APPLICATION PROCEDURES FOR THE MS

WITH A MAJOR IN SPORT MANAGEMENT

All of the following documents must be submitted to the College of Graduate Studies, Jacksonville State University, 700 Pelham Road North, Jacksonville, Alabama 36265-1602, to be considered for admission:

  1. Completed JSU Graduate Application for Admission (http://www.jsu.edu/graduate/grad.app.html)
    1. Non-refundable $35 application processing fee
    2. Official transcript(s) from all postsecondary institutions attended. (Students who have previously attended JSU do not need to request a transcript from the University)
    3. Official test scores on the GRE or the MAT (please refer to page 18 of this Bulletin)  taken within five years of enrollment
    4. Three “Graduate Reference Forms” completed by individuals who can provide qualitative assessment of the applicant’s potential for success in graduate course work. This form is available in the office of the College of  Graduate Studies or online at http://www.jsu.edu/graduate/student-resources/index.html
    5. A copy of the applicant’s teaching certificate. In order to be admitted to the Class A Teacher Certification concentration, applicants need to possess a valid and renewable fourth-year bachelor’s level teaching certificate in any area of education
      1. A professional curriculum vita or resume
      2. A letter of application explaining the applicant’s interest in the field of sport management and delineating the applicant’s career goals.
      3. If English is not the applicant’s native language, the applicant is required to submit an official TOEFL score report or an IELTS score report (please refer to page 29 of this Bulletin).

 



Admission Requirements

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS FOR THE MS

WITH A MAJOR IN SPORT MANAGEMENT

 

Applicants who meet the general admission requirements to the College of Graduate Studies are eligible for admission to the MS with a major in sport management.  A particular undergraduate major is not specified for admission to this program.

Applicants must meet one the of the following admission formula requirements.  For purposes of computing the undergraduate GPA, a 4.0 grade-point scale is used. The plus (+) and minus (-) grades from undergraduate transcripts are not used in calculating the GPA.



Unconditional Admission

Unconditional Admission

 

450 times the undergraduate GPA on the initial undergraduate degree plus total score of verbal and quantitative measures of the General Test of the GRE is equal to or greater than a total of 2100 points;

 

OR

 

15 times the undergraduate GPA on the initial undergraduate degree plus the MAT score is equal to or greater than a total of 80 points.

 

     The GRE or MAT must be taken within five years of enrollment.

 



Conditional Admission

Conditional Admission

 

450 times the undergraduate GPA on the initial undergraduate degree plus total score of verbal and quantitative measures of the General Test of the GRE is equal to or greater than a total of 1600 points;

 

OR

 

15 times the undergraduate GPA on the initial undergraduate degree plus the MAT score is equal to or greater than a total of 60 points.

 

     The GRE or MAT must be taken within five years of enrollment.

 

Applicants who are granted conditional admission must achieve a GPA of at least 3.0 on the first 12 graduate hours attempted within a twelve-month time frame.  Failure to meet these conditions will result in the student being dropped from graduate studies.



Minimum Requirements



MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS FOR THE MS

WITH A MAJOR IN SPORT MANAGEMENT

 

   ED        500      Introduction to Graduate Education and Technology (1)

                           (Discipline specific section required first semester of enrollment.)

HPE     525       Current Issues and Trends in Athletics (3)

HPE     540       Law and Ethics in Physical Education and Sport Management (3)

HPE     563       Sport Finance (3)

HPE     564       Human Resources Management in Sport (3)

HPE     566       Public and Media Relations in Sport (3)

HPE     567       Sport Facility Administration and Design (3)

HPE     568       Administration of Athletics (3)

HPE     576       Sport Marketing (3)

HPE     586       Sport Promotion and Event Planning (3)

**HPE     591       Internship in Sport Management (3)

                                             or

HPE     592       Internship in Sport Marketing and Administration (3)

  *SPE     500       Survey Course in Special Education (3)

   (Students who have not previously satisfied the special

   education requirement at the undergraduate or graduate level

   must take SPE 500.)

 

**Students pursuing the teacher certification concentration must enroll in this 

   course.

 

31-34* Graduate  Semester Hours Required for this Degree

 

Notes:

 Admission to the certification concentration requires fourth-year bachelor’s level teacher certification in some area of education.

   Completion of this program leads to eligibility for fifth-year (master’s) teacher certification in sport management.

   Admission to the non-certification concentration does not require fourth-year bachelor’s level teaching certification.

   Students in this program are required to purchase College LiveText. College LiveText Education Solutions is a complete development, man­agement, and assessment solution specifically designed for colleges and universities. Additional information on College LiveText can be obtained at http://www.livetext.com.

 

 






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