Sport Management

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the application deadline for Fall 2015?
The application deadlines will be as follows:

Round 1 - November 15, 2014 (top priority consideration)

Round 2 - January 15, 2015

Round 3 - March 1, 2015

We will continue to accept applications until the end of March 2015, but those who have applied in the first two rounds will receive first consideration.

Am I required to have a laptop?
Laptops are required.  Either PC or Mac.

How are study groups assigned?
Study group assignments will be made shortly before the semester begins.  Each group will be well rounded in terms of academic and professional backgrounds.

When will we register for classes?
Students will receive their enrollment information at orientation.

Is the GMAT required?
The GMAT must be submitted by all applicants without exception.

Can I send my unofficial GMAT score?
Because there is a delay between your test date and the time we would receive your official score, you can send us a copy of your unofficial score report which you receive the day you take the test. It can be scanned and emailed to the MS - Sport Management Admissions office at: SMUSportManagement@smu.edu, or mailed to us. However, you will still need to provide your official GMAT score before you can complete the admission process.

Do you offer help with the GMAT?
Yes!  Please visit: www.smu.edu/education/testprep to learn more.

How do I apply to take the GMAT?
GMAT registration information can be found at: www.mba.com.

How do I submit my GMAT score?
You have the opportunity to request for your score to be sent to up to 5 schools and can include Cox on that list when you first take the test. If you previously took the GMAT and did not request the testing service to send your score to us at that time, you must contact them and ask for a duplicate copy to be sent.

How important is my GMAT score?
While the GMAT is an important piece of the application and should be taken seriously, it is still only one piece of your overall profile. The Admissions Committee reviews each application in its entirety taking the overall application into consideration.

I think my score might be too low. Should I still apply?
The GMAT range provided in our Student Profile section is a picture of the middle 80% of students in the most recent entering classes. Because the GMAT is not the sole factor in an admissions decision, we have admitted students with scores below those in our range. If you feel confident in the overall picture your application demonstrates and feel you are a competitive candidate, we encourage you to apply.

What if I take the GMAT more than once?
The Admissions Committee will consider the highest total GMAT score submitted by an applicant.

Who do I contact to make sure you got my payment or direct billing?
For payments and billing questions, please visit: www.smu.edu/bursar/

What is the tuition and fee rate?
The tuition rate for the MSSM Program is as follows:
1 – 11 Student Credit Hours - $1,550/credit hour
12 – 18 Student Credit Hours (per semester) - $19,344

The General Student Fee is as follows:
1 – 11 Student Credit Hours - $207/credit hour
12+ Student Credit Hours (per semester) - $2,465

Please note:  The above rates were for Fall 2013.  Tuition and fees are subject to change.

Who do I talk to about financial aid?
For Financial Aid questions, please visit: www.smu.edu/Financial_Aid/GradFA.asp.

Do you offer any online courses or degree?
At this time, we do not offer any online courses or degree programs.