The degree is earned with a minimum of 30 semester hours.

Required Courses (15 credit hours):


Course Name Credit Hours
SPMG 521 Principles of Management in Sport Administration
SPMG 522 Sport Research and Statistics
SPMG 595 Sport Administration: Marketing
SPMG 596 Sport Administration: Finance
SPMG 598 Legal and Ethical Issues in Sport


Additional courses are chosen from a wide range of electives, including courses such as Personnel Issues in Sport Management; NCAA: Rules, Regulations, and Policies; Women and Sport; Public Relations and Communications in Sport; and Administration of Fitness and Wellness Programs.

A three semester hour internship, six semester hour internship, or a research project is required, depending on each student's individual background and career goals. Cincinnati sports teams and sport and health organizations provide tremendous opportunities for internships for XU students. Interns are supervised by a sport management practitioner.

There is no comprehensive exam for this program.