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The Master of Science (M.S.) Degree in Sport Administration

The Master of Science (M.S.) degree in Sport Administration is comprised of three concentrations: intercollegiate sports, sport business leadership, and international sports. The graduate program will work collaboratively with Hampton University Athletics. This collaboration will strengthen all areas by allowing students to do internships, volunteer work, and specified course assignments with the athletics department. The program has three concentrations; there is an Intercollegiate Sport Concentration which is designed for students who are seeking careers working in and around intercollegiate athletics. There is the Organizational Behavior and Sport Business Concentration which is designed for students who pursue careers in professional sport or who have aspirations to attain the terminal degree in sport administration. Finally, the program has an International Sport Concentration which is designed for students who want to pursue careers in the global market of sport. Careers in International Sport include positions in the Olympics, Global Marketing, and Event Management.

Our main goals are:

  • To provide comprehensive graduate training for students wishing to complete a degree in sport administration.
  • To create a strong, intra-university collaboration; in addition to developing community relations, and strong partnerships for internships and jobs with sport organizations.
  • To make innovative and major contributions to this growing field of study both domestically and abroad. Creating a dynamic and competitive program while providing excellent research will be essential for attracting the best students and superb faculty.

Admission Requirements

  • Bachelor's degree
  • GPA 3.0 or better
  • GPA below 3.0 (Provisional)
  • Official scores from the Graduate Record Examination (GRE).

To be fully admitted to Graduate Program in Sports Administration students should have a total score of GRE Test 150. Students who score below 150 of the GRE will be considered for provisional admission after submitting a writing sample. Students will be provided a rubric and all writing samples will be checked for plagiarism. All writing sample topics will be chosen and graded by the departmental faculty. If the student is selected for provisional admission he/she must achieve a 3.0 in the first 6 hours of course work.

Application Process:

Application Process:

  • June 1 Entering Fall Semester
  • November 1 Entering Spring Semester

Prospective students should apply to HU Online. All application material will be forward to the Sport Administration Program.

For domestic applicants, we suggest submitting all materials at least a month in advance. For international applicants, we suggest submitting all materials at least two to three months in advance to meet the deadline. As a final phase in the selection process, applicants meeting the admissions standards and providing a complete application by the deadline will be invited for personal interview by the Sport Administration Program Coordinator.

The final selection of students will be based on the applicant's overall qualifications, including relevant experience and personal presentation during the interviews. The Program Admissions attempts to select candidates who will make a significant contribution to the field of sport administration. We look forward to reviewing your application!

A Complete Application Consists Of:

  • Two official undergraduate transcripts*
  • Completed graduate application and application fee of $35 non-refundable fee
  • Writing Sample
  • Two-page personal statement – should include information concerning background and experience, involvement in sports and related associations, and professional career interests in the sport administration field.
  • Three (3) letters of recommendation that address academic ability, interpersonal skills, integrity, and written/oral communication effectiveness. Letters cannot be from a relative.
  • Current resume
  • Personal Interview

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