Master of Science in Sport Management (M.S.)

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Residential Program

The graduate program in Sport Management at Liberty provides a variety of program options to meet the needs of recent undergraduate students, non-traditional students, international applicants and working professionals. The Master of Science degree is designed to prepare competent, effective leaders with a Biblical worldview who will model high standards and assume a leadership role in the sport industry.

  • 36-hour graduate program
  • Residential and online formats
  • Graduate assistantships available 
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Academic Information


Thesis and Non-Thesis Options

  • General - Residential & Online
  • Outdoor Adventure Sport - Residential & Online
  • Sport Administration - Residential & Online
  • Tourism - Residential & Online

Outdoor Adventure Sport


Sampling of Program Courses:

  • Social Issues in Sport Management: SMGT 501
  • Sport Marketing and Public Relations: SMGT 502
  • Ethics in Sport: SMGT 503
  • Foundations of Sport Ministry: SMGT 504
  • Legal Issues in Sports: SMGT 505
  • Economics and Financial Management of Sport: SMGT 506

Programs of Study

Each of the Master of Science Sport Management specializations has a unique Degree Completion Plan (DCP) that students may use as a guide to scheduling classes and estimate their time of graduation.

View Degree Completion Plans (DCP)

Career Opportunities

  • Advertising
  • Adventure Sport
  • Collegiate Athletic Administration
  • Communication and Public Relations in Sport
  • Compliance/Governance
  • Event Management and Ticket Operations
  • Facility and Arena Management
  • Fitness and Health Industry Management
  • Outdoor Recreation and Park Planning
  • Professional Sport Management
  • Recreation and Tourism Management
  • Resort Management