Part-Time Graduate Degree in Maryland

Mount St. Mary’s University offers Maryland’s only master’s degree in sport management. Finish your degree in 1-2 years by attending 8-week classes 1-2 nights per week in Frederick, Maryland.

To succeed in the sport industry, a graduate degree from the Mount will give you a competitive advantage. Graduates often look to pursue careers as agents, managers, media, marketers, event coordinators and more.

As a student in the program, you will have:

  • Access to distinguished internships. Mount students have interned with the Baltimore Ravens, Washington Nationals, EA Sports, Maryland State Golf Association, Lax Factory, Frederick Keys, YMCA, Maryland United FC and DC Fray in recent years.
  • Connections to industry influencers. Network regularly with members of the sport management advisory board. Members are representatives of Maryland Stadium Authority, Washington Redskins, Under Armour, Monumental Sports & Entertainment and the Tiger Woods Foundation.
  • Business focused curriculum. The Mount’s degree doesn’t only offer classes in sport marketing, law, and event and facility management. We also offer an extensive business curriculum including research, statistics, economics and finance.

Team up with the Mount to advance your career in the sport industry. Complete the request information form to connect with a program advisor.

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Estimated total cost of program*. No additional fees.

  • Cost is based on 36 credits (12 classes) at $635 per credit
  • Students may transfer in up to 9 credits
  • Based on undergraduate transcript analysis, prerequisite courses may be required for an additional cost ($410 per course)
  • No application fee

Financial Aid
Students may seek financial assistance through federal and state funded programs, private loan providers, employer tuition remission or reimbursement, or deferment of undergraduate loans.

*Tuition represents 2017-18 rates. Tuition is subject to change without notice.

Admissions Requirements

Admissions Requirements

The MSSM is designed for individuals who completed a bachelor’s degree in any field from an accredited four-year institution.

Additionally, students must demonstrate one of the following:

  • Undergraduate GPA of 2.75 or higher or
  • Five full years of relevant work experience or
  • 500 minimum score on the Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT)
  • Additional requirements may be applicable to International Students. Request information via the form to learn more.
Application Process

Application Process

Classes begin: January, March, May, July, August, October
Admissions: Rolling
Priority Application Deadlines: Four weeks prior to start of first course
No application fee
Optional GMAT

A complete application includes:

  • Free online application
  • Official undergraduate transcript(s) from all accredited four-year institutions attended after high school
  • Personal essay of 250 words explaining:
    • How this degree supports your long-term professional goals
    • What you hope to gain from the program
    • What you believe you contribute to the program
  • Résumé detailing professional experience
  • GMAT score (optional based on GPA or work experience)
Send application materials to:

Graduate Business Programs
Mount St. Mary’s University
5350 Spectrum Drive
Frederick, MD 21703

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By the Numbers

  • 62% average salary increase from manager to director positions
  • 80% of Division I athletic directors have a graduate degree