Master of Education in Sport Management (M.Ed.)

Master of Education in Sport Management (M.Ed.)

About the Program

The Millersville University M.Ed. in sport management is designed for students who wish to work in the exciting, global, and big business of sport management. The M.Ed. in sport management at Millersville prepares you for leadership in this dynamic profession. You earn credentials to help realize your career goals. You learn from faculty dedicated to teaching excellence. You network with leaders in sport. And you will join fellow alumni working in professional, collegiate, scholastic, and recreational sport and fitness.

Helping you achieve your goals is what Millersville's graduate programs are all about. The M.Ed. in sport management is comprehensive and convenient, consisting of 12 courses/36 credits with a choice of two concentrations: athletic management and athletic coaching. An undergraduate degree in sport management is NOT required.

Sport Management is an interdisciplinary degree including courses in management, law, marketing, education, and research. Students completing internships gain valuable career experience and contacts. Our excellent record of internship placement includes professional, collegiate, and scholastic sport experience as well as fitness and recreation placements. We work closely with students to assure an appropriate internship experience that matches their career goals.

Admission to the program is open to those applicants who possess a baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited four-year college or university. Applicants must submit supporting documents as required for general admission to a graduate program. Applicants should possess a cumulative GPA of 2.75 or higher. Applicants with a 3.0 or higher need only complete the online application and submit the required accompanying documents. Applicants with a cumulative gpa between 2.75 – 2.99 will choose to either take the Graduate Record Exam (GRE), Miller Analogies Test (MAT), Graduate Management Admissions Test (GMAT), or complete a face-to-face interview with a short writing assignment on a topic appropriate to the sport management program.

Applicants who fail to achieve the minimum score may be required to re-take the MAT or GRE and achieve a satisfactory score. View Graduate Catalog

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Athletic Coaching Concentration

 

Admission

Admission to the program is open to those applicants who possess a baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited four-year college or university. Applicants must submit supporting documents as required for general admission to a graduate program. Please note that at least one academic reference is required and cannot be from the Millersville Sport Management Department. Applicants must possess a cumulative GPA of 2.75 or higher. Applicants with a 3.0 GPA or higher need only complete the online application and submit the required accompanying documents.  Applicants with a cumulative gpa between 2.75 – 2.99 will choose to either take the Graduate Record Exam (GRE), Miller Analogies Test (MAT), Graduate Management Admissions Test (GMAT), or complete a face-to-face interview with a short writing assignment on a topic appropriate to the sport management program. Applicants must also submit at least  1academic reference which cannot be from the MU Sports Management department.

I. The Professional Studies Core (9 s.h.)

  • EDFN 601 Methods of Research (3)
  • Choose One:
         PSYC 525 Advanced Developmental Psychology (3)
         PSYC 526 Advanced Adolescent Psychology (3)
         EDFN 545 Advanced Educational Psychology (3)
         PSYC 625 Human Growth and Development (3)
  • Choose One:
         EDFN 511 Comparative Education (3)
         EDFN 590 Social Foundations Education (3)
         EDFN 603 Philosophy of Education (3)
         EDFN 604 Education and Public Policy (3)

II. Athletic Coaching Concentration Requirements (15 s.h.)

  • WSSD 601 Organization and Administration of Sport Programs (3)
  • WSSD 602 Sport in American Culture (3)
  • WSSD 603 Moral/Ethic Issues in Sports (3)
  • WSSD 604 Facilities and Event Management (3)
  • WSSD 605 Sport and the Law (3)

III. Program Electives (9 s.h.)

  • Choose 3 courses
    *See "Final Options" section if completing thesis

IV. Degree Requirements
Students are required to participate in an internship experience.

V. Degree Candidacy

An evaluation of the student's performance in course work will determine admission to degree candidacy. A student must initiate the degree candidacy after the successful completion of 18 s.h
 

VI. Thesis Option (6 s.h.)

  •  Thesis Option (Results in 39 s.h.)
         WSSD 698 Research Proposal (3)
         WSSD 699 Thesis (3)



Athletic Management Concentration

Admission

Admission to the program is open to those applicants who possess a baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited four-year college or university. Applicants must submit supporting documents as required for general admission to a graduate program. Please note that at least one academic reference is required and cannot be from the Millersville Sport Management Department. Applicants must possess a cumulative GPA of 2.75 or higher. Applicants with a 3.0 GPA or higher need only complete the online application and submit the accompanying documents. Applicants with a cumulative gpa between 2.75 – 2.99 will choose to either take the Graduate Record Exam (GRE), Miller Analogies Test (MAT), Graduate Management Admissions Test (GMAT), or complete a face-to-face interview with a short writing assignment on a topic appropriate to the sport management program.

I. The Professional Studies Core (9 s.h.)

  • EDFN 601 Methods of Research (3)
  • Choose One:
         PSYC 525 Advanced Developmental Psychology (3)
         PSYC 526 Advanced Adolescent Psychology (3)
         EDFN 545 Advanced Educational Psychology (3)
         PSYC 625 Human Growth and Development (3)
  • Choose One:
         EDFN 511 Comparative Education (3)
         EDFN 590 Social Foundations Education (3)
         EDFN 603 Philosophy of Education (3)
         EDFN 604 Education and Public Policy (3)

II. Athletic Management Concentration Requirements (24 s.h.)

  • WSSD 601 Organization and Administration of Sport Programs (3)
  • WSSD 602 Sport in American Culture (3)
  • WSSD 603 Moral/Ethic Issues in Sports (3)
  • WSSD 604 Facilities and Event Management (3)
  • WSSD 605 Sport and the Law (3)
  • (Course # Varies) Sport Marketing (3)
  • WSSD 616 Internship in Sport Management (3)
  • WSSD 622 Sport Finance (3)

III. Degree Requirements

Students are required to participate in an internship experience.

IV. Degree Candidacy

An evaluation of the student's performance in course work will determine admission to degree candidacy. A student must initiate the degree candidacy after the successful completion of 18 s.h.
 

V. Thesis Option (6 s.h.)

  • Thesis Option (Results in 39 s.h.)
         WSSD 698 Research Proposal (3)
         WSSD 699 Thesis (3)