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We are the business of sport.

The online Master of Arts (M.A.) in Kinesiology & Sport Management (KSM) with a specialization in Sport Management is a 30 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 12 months.

Admission Requirements

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

  1. Completed Graduate Application
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  2. $35 application fee
  3. One official transcript verifying receipt of an undergraduate degree and previous graduate credit earned
  4. Three letters of recommendation from academic professors who can attest to scholarly abilities. At least two letters must be from non-KSM faculty.
    Letter of Recommendation Form
  5. Statement of Purpose (500-words)
  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 605-658-6200 or by e-mail at

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