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Program Overview:

Master of Arts (M.A.) in Kinesiology & Sport Management - Sport Management Specialization

The online Master of Arts (M.A.) in Kinesiology & Sport Management (KSM) with a specialization in Sport Management is a 33 credit hour degree program designed to provide expertise in the business of sport. There is a growing demand for a master's degree in Sport Management for coaches, athletic directors, licensed teachers, and sport administrators within the state of South Dakota as well as neighboring states.

The curriculum will be designed to accommodate the adult learner/working professional. Students will have the option to enroll part-time and progress through to graduation within 24 months and/or full-time and complete the program within 14 months.

Admission Requirements

Application requirements can be found at Graduate School Admission Requirements and include:

  1. Completed Graduate Application
            Apply Online
  2. $35 application fee
  3. One official transcript verifying receipt of an undergraduate degree and previous graduate credit earned
  4. Three letters of recommendation
            Letter of Recommendation Form
  5. Statement of Purpose
  6. Additional requirements exist for international applicants.  For more information, visit International Admission Requirements

For more detailed admission requirements, please refer to Kinesiology and Sport Management in the current graduate catalog.

For more information about the online Master of Arts in Kinesiology & Sport Management, contact USD Online at 800-233-7937 or by e-mail at cde@usd.edu.

Tim Ross

When entering an event, I can tell you there is no better feeling than being prepared and confident, because you know all the facts.  That is exactly what you get from the Sport Management program at USD.  I went straight from the classroom to the field without skipping a beat, because of the tools, knowledge, and connections I gained from the program. Tim Ross, Event Manager, Landmark Event Staffing Services