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Graduate School

Master of Science in Sports Management

Minot State University's Master of Science in Sports Management (MSSM) emphasizes principles of management applied to the roles and functions of sports leaders. The program prepares both current and future sports professionals to assume greater leadership roles in a variety of careers including collegiate and high school athletic administration, coaching, business and sports management, marketing and promotions, athletic performance and training, campus activities, city recreation, development and external relations, and media/sports information.

Admission Standards:

  1. Bachelor's degree
  2. GPA-cumulative: 2.75 or 3.00 in most recent semesters contributing to 60 semester hours
  3. English Proficiency (Non-Canadian International Applicants Only):  TOEFL:  79;  IELTS:  6

Admission Packet Deadlines:

*Complete the program in 9 or 18 months
*On campus evening classes are offered one night a week for the 18 month program or two nights per week for the 9 month program.  All classes are offered in an eight week format with the exception of HPER 595 which is offered in a 16 week format

**Admission packets MUST be complete by the deadline to be considered for admission 

Term Start



Delivery Mode


International (F-1 visa eligible)

May 30



On-campus & On-line


Domestic, Canadian, Online International

July 30

On-campus Only

On-line Only
(not eligible for F-1 status)

On-campus & On-line

Required Courses:

BIT 510 Managerial Communications 3 credits
BADM 525 Strategic Marketing 3 credits
BADM 535 Management Principles and Practices 3 credits
BADM 537 Human Resource Management 3 credits
ED 501 Designing and Interpreting Education Research/Qualitative 2 credits
  or BADM 550 Statistical and Quantitative Application/A Managerial Approach 3 credits
HPER 510 Sports Leadership and Administration 3 credits
HPER 540 Foundations of Sports and Exercise Psychology 3 credits
HPER 555 Sports Law 3 credits
HPER 560 Sports Media and Event Planning 3 credits
HPER 595 Project and Report 3-4 credits

» Course Rotation Schedule
» Course Descriptions 
» Master of Science in Sports Management Department website

Program Director:
Dr. Linda Cresap