FAQ

Frequently Asked Questions

How long is the program?

The full-time Master of Science in Sport Management program is a 12-month commitment. Our program starts at the end of August and concludes the following August.

What is the required GPA for admissions?

We currently do not have a set required minimum GPA for admission to the MSSM program. Our average accepted cumulative undergraduate GPA for the class of 2018 is 3.275.

Can I have a full-time job while I am in school?

Due to the strenuous nature of our class schedule, we do not recommend full-time students to work full-time.

What standardized tests are required in order to apply? What scores are required?


We require all applicants to complete either the GMAT or GRE. We do not have a set minimum required score. Our average accepted GMAT score for the class of 2018 was 545 and the average accepted GRE score was 298.

We do not provide GRE or GMAT waivers for any applicant unless the applicant has already completed an MBA degree program or similar graduate degree program.

How important is my GMAT or GRE score?

While the GMAT or GRE 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.

How are classes structured?

Classes are scheduled Monday-Thursday nights with a few Friday or Saturday morning courses, and will consist of professional speakers, lectures, group projects, and hands-on experience.

Do I have to have a sport management undergraduate degree to be considered and admitted?

No, applicants do not need to have an undergraduate degree in sport management. We consider and admit students from a wide variety of undergraduate backgrounds.

Do you offer any online courses?

We currently do not offer online courses.

What is the full-time total tuition cost for the program?

The approximate cost of attendance is $51,000 for the entire program. This estimation excludes any living expenses a student may have. For precise tuition and fees, please visit the SMU Bursar's website.

Do you have any scholarships available?


Yes, we have multiple scholarships available. All applicants will be given consideration for scholarship opportunities during the admission phase. Scholarships are awarded to applicants with stellar overall applications to the M.S. in Sport Management program.

When will we register for classes?

Students will receive enrollment information from the program office at the beginning of summer. Typically, the program specialist will complete all course enrollments for M.S. in Sport Management students.

Do you have a part-time option?

The M.S. in Sport Management program does have a part-time option. Part-time students complete the same courses as full-time students, but have their courses spread across two years instead of only one.

What is the process after all my application materials are submitted?

After completing and submitting your application, our team will review it for completeness. We will then send you an admission decision via our online application system.