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Program Overview: 

The online Master of Arts (M.A.) in Kinesiology & Sport Management (KSM) 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: 

  1. Completed Graduate Application
             Apply Online
  2. $35 application fee
  3. Bachelor's degree from an accredited institution with a minimum grade point average of 2.75 (on a 4.0 scale)
  4. Three (3) letters of recommendation from academic professors who can attest scholarly abilities
             Letter of Recommendation Form
  5. Personal statement of professional goals
  6. One official transcript from each institution of higher learning attended

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

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