Washington State University will launch the state’s first online master of arts degree in education with a specialization in sport management this fall. The master’s program was approved April 12 and applications for fall admission will be accepted until June 1.

”The program will allow people working in the sport industry to earn an advanced degree without interrupting their careers and give those entering the field a big advantage,” said Tammy Crawford, a clinical assistant professor at WSU’s College of Education who worked with WSU’s Center for Distance and Professional Education to put the degree online. “The online delivery also caters to those who cannot relocate to the Pullman campus.”
The program has both a thesis and non-thesis option. The thesis option is designed for students wishing to complete a research project in sport and aspiring to pursue a Ph.D. The non-thesis option is for students wanting to advance their careers in the sport industry. Both options require 34 graded credits.
Crawford said applicants should have some combination of the following coursework: sociology, economics or accounting, business or sport law, marketing, management and the basic communication courses in writing and/or speech.
Applicants are required to submit GRE, LSAT or GMAT scores, she said, along with a graduate school application that includes transcripts, three letters of recommendation, a resume and a personal goal statement.
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