Sport Management (M.S.)


Indiana State University offers an online master of science (M.S.) in sport management for working professionals who have experience in public or private organizations and now seek a graduate-level degree to further their education and foster career advancement. The M.S. focuses on preparing students to provide leadership and excel in the growing discipline of sport management.

  • The global sport market is expected to grow from a $388 billion in 2020 to $826 billion by 2030. The need for qualified and educated sport management professionals has never been greater.
  • Since 2011, the Sport Management Master’s Program has been fully online. A pioneer in sport management online education, the program has worked to meet the needs of working professionals, those interested in the field, and graduate assistants.
  • In 2021, the program became the first 30-credit-hour master’s program at Indiana State University, allowing students to finish the program in as little as 12 months. Most students complete the degree within five semesters (including summer term) or less. All classes are taught by full-time faculty with both terminal degrees and experience in the field.
  • This program is designed to prepare students in various areas of sport management such as public relations, sport marketing, finance, leadership, facility management, and sport law. Prior to the culminating experience, the nine classes offered are 5- to 8-week classes. Students are able to take classes that fit their schedule. The last semester (SPM 699 – Culminating Experience) allows the student to build off their course work through an internship, research project, or a student-led semester long project.
  • This online program is open to eligible students in the U.S. (including the District of Columbia and all U.S. territories). The program also is open to students in Canada (all provinces). The program is closed to students residing in countries other than the U.S. and Canada except for U.S. military and State Department personnel and their family members with APO/FPO addresses.

Required Courses


  • Community Sport Organizations
  • Sport Sales
  • Event Management
  • Team Management
  • Athletic Administration
  • Facility Operations
  • Media Relations
  • Marketing

Financial Aid & Assistance

Graduate students may be eligible for federal student loans if they are admitted into graduate degrees (or first-time teacher certification programs) and meet other eligibility requirements. Certificate programs are not eligible for financial aid. Private alternative loans can help students pay college expenses that may not be covered by federal loan programs or other financial aid. For more information, visit financial aid.

In addition, students may be eligible for payment plans and veterans benefits.

Further Information

For further information and assistance, contact:

College of Graduate and Professional Studies
Indiana State University
(812) 237-3005


The Graduate Catalog and Undergraduate Catalog of Indiana State University are the documents of authority for all students. The requirements given in the catalogs supersede information issued by any academic department, program, college, or school. The University reserves the right to change the requirements at any time.



College of Graduate and Professional Studies
Indiana State University
(812) 237-3005