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Take a leadership role in the sports industry

Master of Science in Sport Management

If you are passionate about sports, currently work in the sport industry, or want to pursue an exciting career in a dynamic field, the Jacksonville University Master of Science in Sport Management has been developed with you in mind. The program encompasses both the business and physical performance aspects of organized athletics to prepare you for a leadership role in a private, public, collegiate or professional sports career or sports-related field.

With a Master of Science in Sport Management, you can anticipate a career with sports teams or supporting industries, including:

  • Public relations
  • Journalism and broadcasting
  • Marketing and advertising
  • Facilities and event development
  • Economics and finance
  • Interscholastic, recreational, collegiate and professional program sports

JU graduates currently work in the NFL, NBA, MLB and the PGA along with other collegiate, professional and non-profit sports organizations.

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Scholarships or financial aid are available to qualifying students.

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Designed for candidates with an undergraduate degree in any major, the MSSM program will provide you with the knowledge you need to advance through the management ranks of a sports team or firm that supports sports organizations. The program takes a multidisciplinary approach that integrates expertise from faculty at the Davis College of Business with health management specialties at the Brooks Rehabilitation College of Healthcare Sciences.

Offered completely online, the 12-course, 36-credit MSSM degree program is designed to be completed over a 12-month period. The program’s five core courses include:

  • Accounting
  • Economics
  • Finance/statistics
  • Marketing/management
  • Leadership

Specific sports-industry course work focuses on sports marketing through sponsorship and social media, facilities management and data analytics in decision-making. Students will also be required to participate in a real-world sports management project as part of the program.



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Jacksonville University is ranked in the top 10% among Florida colleges offering the highest lifetime return on investment.

An advanced degree is one of the best investments you can make for your career, and Jacksonville University wants to be the key to your future success. To help you achieve your educational goals, the Financial Aid Office is committed to working with you to find and secure an aid package to pay for your post-graduate education.  As a graduate or professional degree candidate, you may be eligible to receive aid from several federal student aid programs.

About Jacksonville University

About Jacksonville University

Named an “America’s Best College” in the south for more than 10 consecutive years by U.S. News & World Report, Jacksonville University is a premier private institution in northeast Florida.

Founded in 1934, JU offers more than 70 majors and programs, including more than 20 advanced degree and certificate programs. The foundation of our programs is the University’s nationally recognized faculty. A number of our faculty have been honored by organizations such as the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching, the Council for the Advancement and Support of Education, the Pew National Fellowship Program, the Fulbright Scholarship Program, and the American Council on Education.

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The School of Nursing holds accreditation from the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) for all degree programs

The Master of Science program in Speech Language Pathology is a Candidate for Accreditation by the Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language

The Master of Science program in Mental Health Counseling is seeking CACREP accreditation

The School of Orthodontics Advanced Specialty Education Program in Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthodontics is accredited by the Commission on Dental Accreditation.

All programs except the Master of Science in Kinesiological Sciences are accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS). The MS Kinesiological Sciences program is pending approval by SACSCOC.

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