Graduate Studies

Sport Management
2021-2022

Please refer to the Sport Management graduate program section for information including departmental contact information, a list of graduate faculty members, program description, and course descriptions.

Bachelor of Arts in Sports Broadcasting/Master of Science in Sport Management

Requirements for Enrollment
  • Declared undergraduate major in Broadcasting with a Sports Broadcasting emphasis
  • Cumulative GPA of 3.25 or higher
  • Completion of 60 credits (minimum of 30 credits at WIU)
  • Personal Goal Statement
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • Application materials are due October 1 (for Spring entry) or February 1 (for Fall entry)

All students who submit application materials on time will be scheduled to complete an interview. Interviews are held in November (for Spring entry) and March (for Fall entry) and are conducted by a committee consisting of faculty representing Sports Broadcasting and Sport Management. This interdisciplinary committee is responsible for determining acceptance into the program. Candidates will be identified and announced in December and April. Candidates not accepted are eligible to reapply the following semester.

Students will be fully admitted into the M.S. program in Sport Management upon completion of:

  • Three graduate bridge (B-level) classes (minimum of 3.25 GPA in these three courses)
  • Completion of the undergraduate degree in Sports Broadcasting with an overall GPA of 3.25 or higher
Integrated Degree Program Description

The SBC/SM integrated degree program is designed to prepare students for careers in covering and/or producing a wide variety of sporting events. Students in the integrated program are allowed to use nine semester hours to satisfy both the Bachelor of Arts in Sports Broadcasting degree and the Master of Science in Sport Management degree.

Integrated Degree Requirements

I. Research Skills: 6 s.h.

KIN 511 Measurement and Statistical Analysis (3)
KIN 512 Research Methods in Kinesiology (3)

II. Core Courses: 24 s.h.

SM 545B Sport Facility and Event Management (3)
SM 546B Sport Governance and Policy (3)
SM 547B Financial Issues in Sport (3)
SM 548B Sport and Cultural Identities (3)
SM 555B Sport Marketing (3)
SM 558B Organizational Theory in Sport (3)
SM 561B Public and Media Relations in Sport (3)
SM 564 Legal Issues in Sport (3)

III. Directed Electives: 6 s.h.

BC 499G Fieldwork in Broadcasting (3)
Approved Elective (3)

III. Capstone: 6 s.h.

SM 620 Internship in Sport Management (6)

TOTAL PROGRAM: 42 s.h.