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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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About the program.

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 to two nights 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 are 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.


$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)
  • No application fee

Financial Aid

Students may seek financial assistance through federal and state-funded programs, private loan providers, employer tuition remission or reimbursement, or deferment of undergraduate loans.

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

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.

Application process

  • 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

A complete application includes:

  • Free online application
  • Official undergraduate transcript(s) from all accredited four-year institutions attended after high school
  • Personal essay of 250 words explaining:
    • How this degree supports your long-term professional goals
    • What you hope to gain from the program
    • What you believe you contribute to the program
  • Resume detailing professional experience
  • GMAT score (optional based on GPA or work experience)

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