Sport Management

Jan Todd

Adrienne Horton

The Sport Management program at The University of Texas has established a tradition of excellence and is recognized as one of the nation's top programs.  An outstanding faculty and curriculum prepare graduates for work in the dynamic sport and fitness industry. Many graduates from the Sport Management program have enjoyed prosperous careers in all levels of sport, both in the United States and internationally. We offer both the M.Ed. (for practitioners) and an M.S. in Sport Management for those with research interests.  For more details on the program, click here to view the Masters brochure .  It was designed, by one of our 2015 graduates, Stephanie Robinette.


About the Program:  We use a cohort model for the Masters degree. Courses for the M.Ed. and M.S. in Sport Management must be taken in sequence, beginning with the fall semester.   Before registering for the program’s core courses (which are all taught in year one of the program) students must demonstrate to their advisor that they have completed the following pre-requisites through submission of an academic transcript or grade report card; or, they must provide documentation showing that they will be enrolled in these classes during the fall semester of their first year.    


Program Prerequisites:

  • One undergraduate course in Management Theory - Equivalent to MAN 320F at UT Austin
  • One undergraduate course in Marketing Principles - Equivalent to MKT 320F at UT Austin
  • One undergraduate course in Finance or Accounting - Equivalent to FIN 357 at UT Austin


Prerequisites can be taken either at UT-Austin, at the student’s home university, or through comparable, university-offered on-line classes.  All courses must be taken for a letter grade to fulfill prerequisite requirements. Because students in the Masters program go through their classes in the first year as a cohort, prerequisites should be completed before starting coursework in the fall semester.  Please check with your advisor and get their approval for any non-UT classes.  Please note: Prerequisite courses are not part of the graduate curriculum and do not count toward the 36 semester hours required for graduation.  Please see the brochure for additional information.