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Students who choose not to do a graduate internship are required to write a master’s thesis for conferral of the M.S. in Sport Management. Students must have completed 21 hours, the Comprehensive Exam, and have permission from the Graduate Studies Director before enrolling in the courses for completion of their thesis.



There are two courses in the thesis sequence:

  • SMGT 689 Thesis Proposal and Research
    In SMGT 689 the student is expected to complete their proposal for approval, and complete the compilation of their research and composition of their thesis. Once the student has been admitted to the course, they are placed with an advisor based on the field of study that their thesis work relates to.
  • SMGT 690 Thesis Defense
    In SMGT 690 the student is expected to defend their thesis in front of the thesis committee which consists of the Chair (who will also serve as the student’s advisor) and two Readers.

All students in the thesis track are encouraged to start thinking about their thesis topic and conducting research early in their master’s program of studies.

Any student wishing admittance into SMGT 689 or SMGT 690 must contact the Graduate Director at smgtgraduate@liberty.edu for permission.

Sport Management Graduate Thesis Guide

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All graduates are encouraged to take full advantage of the Graduate Writing Center/Online Writing Center when composing their theses. They provide free services, links to writing aids and valuable assistance throughout the writing process.


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