School of Recreation, Health, and Tourism - George Mason University
Graduate School of Education - George Mason University

Our Graduate School of Education is the alma mater for one third of teachers and administrators in Northern Virginia’s world-class school systems. Each year, more than 3,000 graduate students enroll in our innovative academic programs, which include advanced study for teachers and school leaders, instructional design and technology, and a renowned PhD in Education program that is among the largest in the country.


School of Recreation, Health, and Tourism - George Mason University

The School of Recreation, Health, and Tourism (SRHT) offers exciting, career-ready majors in dynamic fields such as athletic training, tourism and events management, health and physical education, kinesiology, sport management, and recreation management. SRHT features renowned faculty, cutting-edge research, six laboratories and centers, and a diverse student body of more than 1,000 undergraduate and graduate students each year. Each major requires one or more internship or clinical experiences, ensuring that students graduate not just with a transcript but with a resume that demonstrates their professional aptitude and skills.

Sport Management - MS concentration - Sport and Recreation Studies

If you have a passion for sports and aspire to a career in a sports-related field, completing and excelling in a sport management graduate program can give you a competitive edge in the sports industry.

The Sport Management graduate program offers the traditional research masters' thesis option and the option of an applied research project linked to a professional setting or internship.

Students are required to take a set of core foundations courses that will provide grounding in historical and socio-cultural foundations, ethical and legal issues, social-psychological perspectives, management and administration, and research methods and statistics. As well, all students will complete a capstone thesis or project.

MS Sports and Recreation Studies Core Courses (18 credits)


Sport Management Concentration Courses (12 credits)

Choose 3 credits from the following.

Note: Other courses may be selected with advisor approval.
SPMT 612 Economics and Financial Management in the Sport Industry may not be used to satisfy the concentration requirement if taken in SRST core.