Sport Management (Thesis)

Troy University

Master On Campus
12 months
850 USD/credit
850 USD/credit
425 USD/credit
Tuition fee
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Do you have a passion for sports? Are you interested in gaining knowledge about the intricacies of the sport industry? The Master of Science in Sport Management (Thesis) at the Troy University with a concentration in sport management is designed to propel its graduates into leadership roles in a diverse and evolving sports industry.


About the program

The Sport Management (Thesis) program at Troy University is offered in both traditional and fully online formats and is one of only a few in the world that is accredited by the Commission on Sport Management Accreditation (COSMA).

The educational experience offered by the program facilitates the development of students’ analytical and critical thinking capabilities as well as enhances oral and written communication skills. The program is designed to create an integrated academic learning environment for analyzing and resolving challenges in the sport industry. As students move through the program, they learn through a variety of mediums including lectures, seminars and practical experience through event and program execution and design. Students also have the option to complete an internship for career preparation.

The Sport Management faculty at TROY possesses expertise in a variety of areas acquired through their practical experiences in the sport industry, including professional, collegiate, recreational and high school. This experience allows faculty to provide students with unique insight into the industry and enriches students’ learning experiences by integrating their knowledge of the industry and their research expertise. The faculty is also student-centered indicating their dedication to student achievement and success.

The sport industry is valued at over $400 billion, and its growth is expected to continue for their foreseeable future. This growth has produced an increase in employment opportunities resulting in a demand for individuals with advanced sport management degrees. So, whether a student’s plans are to start his or her career or pursue a doctoral degree, a graduate of TROY’s sport management master’s program will be prepared with the knowledge and skills to succeed. Take the first step in joining other TROY Sport and Fitness Management graduates currently working in:

  • NBA
  • NFL
  • Division I athletics departments
  • Campus recreation
  • Minor League sport
  • IMG College
  • Event management
  • Recreation departments

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Physical Education, Sport & the Law 
  • Risk Management in Sport 
  • Organizational Behavior and Leadership in Sport 
  • Sport Finance 
  • Sport Economics 
  • Sociological Aspects of Sport 
  • Specialized Study in SFM/KHP 
  • Current Issues in Sport & Fitness Management 
  • Sport Consumer Behavior 
  • Sport Communication 

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines




30 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).
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Other requirements

General requirements

  • Hold a baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited university with a minimum overall undergraduate grade point average of 2.5 (4.0 scale) or a 3.0 grade point average on the last 30 semester hours and
  • Have an acceptable score on the appropriate entrance exam - official test score required,.
  • Provide an official letter of recommendation. 

Tuition Fee

  • International

    850 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 850 USD per credit and a duration of 12 months.
  • National

    850 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 850 USD per credit and a duration of 12 months.
  • In-State

    425 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 425 USD per credit and a duration of 12 months.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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