Sport Management Online Program

  • Master of Science
  • Darden College of Education & Professional Studies
  • Department of Human Movement Studies & Special Education

ODU's sport management online program will provide you with the sports business knowledge and experience you'll need to get into the game and on your way to a challenging and rewarding career.

This Master of Science in sport management can be completed in as little as four semesters.

You'll expand on previous undergraduate education and develop the ability to:

  • Apply theory to practice in sport management settings
  • Use critical thinking skills to solve problems
  • Conduct research and analyze data
  • Employ management and financial principles to achieve organizational objectives
  • Implement marketing strategies and tactics to meet the needs and wants of sport consumers
  • Plan events and operate sport facilities
  • Manage sport organizations in accordance with legal and ethical standards
  • Use existing and emerging technologies in the field of sport management
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    • 33 credit hours total
    • You will take core courses, electives, and a capstone experience.
  • Access course materials online from any location. Many classes don't have a scheduled meeting time, so you can fit class into your personal schedule. The instructor may schedule assignments and exams at specific times. All courses follow ODU's regular academic calendar.

  • In-state Virginia Residents
    $620 per credit hour*
    Out-of-state Students
    $642 per credit hour

    Rates are effective Fall 2024 and subject to change.
    * In-state rate assumes residency requirements are met.

This program prepares students for careers in a wide variety of organizations in the sport industry, such as:

  • Professional sports
  • Collegiate athletics
  • Event and facility operations
  • Corporate sport management and marketing firms
  • Community and campus recreation
  • Military MWR programs
  • And more!
Lady Monarch Kaye Clark makes her move. Photo credit: Bruce Butler,

Note: earning a degree from ODU does not guarantee employment in the positions listed above. Explore more career information on our Career Coach website.

You'll have a dedicated academic advisor for this program.

Contact us if you have questions about admission requirements, transferring credits, or application deadlines.

  • To apply to this graduate program, you must have a bachelor's degree from an accredited institution or the international equivalent. GRE/GMAT/MAT is not required, but is recommended if overall undergraduate GPA is below 3.0. Full application details are available on the Department of Human Movement Sciences webpage. All application materials must be submitted to the Office of Graduate Admissions.

    Contact Dr. Lamar Reams, Graduate Program Coordinator for Sport Management, at or 757-683-3905.

  • You may be able to take up to four courses (12 credit hours) as a non-degree graduate student, before you are accepted into a specific degree program. 

    Please contact us to discuss this option with an expert advisor.