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MS in Sport Management: Tourism

MS In Sport Management Tourism

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Residential Program in Sport Management: Tourism

Get started in the tourism and hospitality industry with a Master of Science in Sport Management: Tourism degree.

Courses within the Tourism cognate allow you to turn your passion for administration,  travel, and tourism into a career. Through real-world and practical experiences you’ll gain the expertise needed to successfully navigate business, ethics, marketing, legal issues, and more on all sides of the industry. Prepare to lead in your career as you manage travel agencies, administer operations at theme parks and resorts, arrange corporate trips, and more.

Take advantage of our partnerships with the Fairfield Inn and other hospitality-related properties to tackle first-hand managing events, tourism,  lodging, and other hospitality-related fields. You’ll participate in an internship that will help you gain a competitive edge in the growing tourism industry.

The non-thesis/internship track gives you the opportunity to gain experience in the hospitality industry and build a professional network. Students who opt for the thesis track are looking to continue their education with a doctoral degree. The thesis can serve as the initial step toward the development of an individual research agenda.

Learn from experienced professors who grounded in their faith and are committed to teaching you from a Christian worldview.

This degree is offered through the Hospitality & Sport Management Department.


COSMA Accredited

Your degree from the Department of Sport, Event, & Tourism Management is accredited by the Commission on Sport Management  Accreditation (COSMA). COSMA  is a specialized accrediting body whose purpose is to promote and recognize excellence in sport management education worldwide in colleges and universities at the baccalaureate, master’s and doctoral levels through specialized accreditation.

This is in addition to Liberty University’s institutional accreditation.


Credit Hours

  • 21 core credit hours (Non-Thesis and Thesis)

Program of Study (DCP)

Courses You Could Take

  • Economic & Financial Management of Sport (SMGT 506)
  • Current Issues & Theories for Hospitality & Tourism Management (TOUR 601)
  • Hospitality & Tourism Marketing Strategy (TOUR 602)
  • Sport & Event Tourism Planning & Impacts (TOUR 603)

Admissions Requirements

Find M.S. in Sport Management: Tourism (Thesis) admission requirements and M.S. in Sport Management: Tourism (Non-Thesis) admission requirements.

Sport Management Career Areas

  • Athletic event planner
  • Hotel management
  • International tour guide
  • Travel agent

Students Have Interned

  • The Virginian Hotel
  • Virginia Amateur Sports
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