Master of Science in Sports Management - Tourism
Credit Hours
Years (Avg.)
Class Type
100% Online, 8-week Courses
Transfer Credits
Up to 50% of the Degree Total can be Transferred to Liberty
Next Start Date
Jan 13, 2020

Help Businesses, Sports Teams, and Fans with their Travel and Event Needs by Earning a Master’s Degree in Sports Management – Tourism (Thesis Track) Online

An online master’s degree in tourism provides a credential that most businesses look for in their hospitality managers or tourism directors. A degree in tourism provides you with the business skills and cultural education necessary to manage travel agencies, plan conventions and events, organize cultural attractions, facilitate operations at hotels, theme parks, casinos, and resorts, and arrange individual, group, or corporate tours and trips.

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Why Choose Liberty’s Master’s Degree in Sports Management- Tourism Online (Thesis Track)?

If you have a love of sports that goes beyond the game into event planning, hospitality management, or tourism, then our master’s in sports management degree with a specialization in tourism should be at the top of your list. Our online program will help build your professional skill set and résumé. Because the Master of Science in Sports Management is accredited by the Commission on Sports Management Accreditation (COSMA), you will gain a credible education in our 100% online and will learn how to help those in and out of the sports industry plan events, conferences, and dream vacations!

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What Will You Learn in Our Master’s in Sports Management – Tourism Degree Online with a Thesis Requirement?

Our M.S. in Sports Management – Tourism degree online features a combination of foundational courses in sports management and hospitality and tourism. Our tourism specialization includes training in marketing, sports, and event tourism planning, as well as travel, law and legal issues, and sports outreach.

Our thesis track requires you to propose a thesis topic of interest and defend it once it is completed. The thesis track of our tourism degree is an excellent option if you are planning to pursue a doctoral program in the future.

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MS in Sports Management – Tourism (Thesis Track) Program Highlights

Here are a few more reasons why our online master’s in sports management – tourism will be a good fit for you:

  • By earning your online M.S. in Sports Management – Tourism (Thesis) degree from a nonprofit university whose online programs ranked in the top 1% out of more than 2,100 online colleges and universities for academic quality, affordability, and accessibility, you will be set apart from others in the field.
  • Tuition for all undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral programs has not increased in 4 straight years. While many other online colleges have raised tuition, Liberty has been able to keep costs low as a nonprofit university.
  • Liberty University’s online Master of Science in Sports Mangement is accredited by the Commission on Sport Management Accreditation (COSMA).
  • Translate your passion for tourism, hospitality, and event planning to a profession and gain greater fulfillment or advancement in your career.
  • Dive deep into the tourism industry with in-depth, guided research in the integrated thesis project.

Similar Degree Programs

If you want to get hands-on experience with an internship to help you break into the tourism industry, see the online Master of Science in Sports Management – Tourism Non-Thesis track!

You may also be interested in our online master’s degrees in sports marketing and media or sports chaplaincy, as well as the other specializations within the sports management degree program:

Online Master’s in Sports Management Degree Information and Requirements

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Military Benefits

Liberty University is dedicated to providing world-class educational experiences to military students across the globe. Whether you are a current service member, discharged or retired from service, or the spouse of a service member or veteran, we are here to support you every step of the journey. As a thank you for your dedication and service to our country, Liberty is honored to serve and support you in your pursuit of online education by offering the following benefits:

  • Tuition discounts – $275 for graduate (per credit hour)
  • Additional discount for veterans who serve in a civilian capacity as a First Responder (less than $625 per course)
  • Eight-week courses, eight different start dates each year, and no set log-in times

Potential Career Options with the M.S. Sports Management – Tourism (Thesis Track)

A degree in sports management – tourism can open the door to careers including:

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

Admission Requirements for Our Master’s in Sports Management – Tourism (Thesis Track)

A regionally or nationally accredited bachelor’s degree with a 3.0 or above GPA is required for admission in good standing. Please visit our admission requirements page for more detailed admissions related information.

All applicants must submit the following:

  • Admission application
  • Application fee*
  • Unofficial college transcripts and submit a transcript request form**
  • Proof of English proficiency

*There is no upfront application fee; however, a deferred $50 application fee will be assessed during financial check-in. This fee is waived for qualifying service members, veterans, and military spouses – documentation verifying military status is required.

**An official transcript is needed within 60 days of acceptance or before non-attendance drops for the first set of matriculated classes, whichever comes first.