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Mount St. Mary's soccer players coming off the field. Master of Science in sport management program.

Master of Science in Sport Management

Part-Time graduate degree in Maryland.

Professionals working in sport management can wear lots of hats. From generating ticket sales to coordinating events to developing new league rules and policy, they work each day to improve the athletic experience for professionals, amateurs and fans alike. With a master’s in sport management, these individuals are better equipped to meet these challenges.

Richard J. Bolte, Sr. School of Business

The Master of Science in sport management program is part of the Richard J. Bolte, Sr. School of Business. The Bolte School has an impeccable reputation for producing successful business leaders, and the entire faculty shares a commitment to ensuring that you receive the knowledge, experience and insight to leave the Mount as a responsible, methodologically sound and ethical business professional.

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Coursework & Format

The Master of Science in sport management program - the only one in the state of Maryland - offers a convenient location in Frederick, Maryland, along with evening classes one night per week.

Through the program, you'll enhance your understanding of sport business and governance, sport marketing and development, and event and facility management. Topics in sociocultural aspects of sport management, legal liability in sport, and moral and ethical issues in sport management will also be covered. Finish the program with an independent study project or internship.

Members of the Mount's sport management advisory board include representatives of the Washington Redskins, Under Armour, the Maryland Stadium Authority, Monumental Sports & Entertainment and the Tiger Woods Foundation. Opportunities for networking, as well as connecting with other industry influencers are also provided.

Develop your career and pursue positions such as a front office administrator for a professional sports organization, a director of athletic development for a college or university, or an event coordinator with youth sport leagues.

Sample Courses Include

  • Foundations in Sport Industry Management
  • Sport Marketing & Development
  • Event and Facility Management
  • Sociocultural Aspects of Sport Management
  • Legal Liability in Sport
  • Moral and Ethical Issues in Sport Management


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Affordability & Financial Aid

Reduced pricing for summer graduate courses

The Mount is pleased to offer compassionate reduced pricing for all summer graduate courses in 2020. All classes will be taught online to offer flexibility while you learn.

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Graduate level programs are designed to be taken one course at a time, providing you the flexibility you need to complete the classes at your own pace; with that the program pricing is set by credit hours instead of by the year like traditional undergraduate programs. 

  • $24,120 - Estimated total cost of program*. No additional fees.

  • Cost is based on 36 credits (12 classes) at $670 per credit

  • Students may transfer in up to nine (9) credits

  • Based on undergraduate transcript analysis, prerequisite courses may be required for an additional cost ($430 per course)

*Tuition represents 2019-20 rates, effective July 1, 2019. Tuition is subject to change without notice.

Financial Aid

Students enrolled on at least half-time basis (6-credits per semester) may qualify for financial aid. You may seek financial assistance through federal and state-funded programs, private loan providers, or deferment of undergraduate loans. The Mount also has a variety of employer tuition remission or reimbursement agreements with local businesses and community colleges, so you may just get a discount from your employer or previous college. Visit our Graduate Student Financial Aid webpage for more details.  


Not sure if you qualify for financial aid? Learn more from our financial aid office.

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Admissions & Application

Admission to the program is rolling, which means we accept applications at any time of the year. Classes for the certificate begin at various times of the year including January, March, May, July, August and October, and submitting your application four weeks before your expected start date ensures a priority application decision. There is no application fee.

  • Classes begin: January, March, May, July, August, October

  • Admissions: Rolling

  • Priority application deadlines: Four weeks prior to the start of the first course

  • No application fee

  • Optional GMAT

Admissions Requirements

The MSSM is designed for individuals who completed a bachelor's degree in any field from an accredited four-year institution. Additionally, students must demonstrate one of the following:

  • Undergraduate GPA of 2.75 or higher or;

  • Five full years of relevant work experience or;

  • 500 minimum score on the Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT)

Additional requirements may be applicable to international students.

A complete application includes:

  • Free online application

  • Official undergraduate transcript(s) from all accredited four-year institutions attended after high school

  • Resume detailing professional experience

  • GMAT score (optional based on GPA or work experience)

Contact the Program Director

Corinne Farneti, Ph.D., PMP
Associate Professor of Sport Management

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