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Doctor of Sports Management Degrees

My Degree and What it’s Good For

A doctoral degree, or Ph.D in Sports Management, is optimal for someone who wants to do extremely high level research about athletics, or teach about it at a university. Applying to a doctoral program requires that you already have at least a bachelor’s degree, and likely a master’s degree as well. It can take two to three years to finish a Ph.D, and requires you to produce a piece of professional-quality research, called a dissertation, which you must then defend in front of experts in the body of knowledge that you are studying.

My Earning Potential

In general, a higher level of education will net you a higher paycheck, but positions at the top of any field are hard to come by, and getting hired in a lower position when you are clearly overqualified can be tough. The typical career track for someone with a doctorate is to become a professor or go into academic research. According to The Bureau of Labor Statistics, the median annual salary for professors and postsecondary teachers as of May, 2010 was $62,050.

Online Doctor of Sports Management Degree Programs

Online Sports Management Programs

Those with a master's degree in sports management or athletic administration will be experts at the business of sports, and should be able to advance their sports management careers in a variety of settings, including college athletics management, recreational sport management, event management, sports finance, sports information, professional sport front office management, sports marketing, and more. The degrees described below are offered by the nation's top accredited online universities.

Northcentral University
MEd: Athletic Coaching
MEd: Sports Mgmt
Northcentral University : Northcentral University's Master of Education in Athletic Coaching and Master of Education in Sports Management are designed to enhance leadership skills, strengthen teaching and administrative abilities, and apply ethics and values to all aspects of athletics.,
Saint Leo University
MBA: Sports Management
Saint Leo University : The Saint Leo University MBA in Sports Management program prepares students for the dynamic and exciting field of Sports Management. The curriculum focuses on managerial skills and technical knowledge. Courses examine managing complex interactions and problem solving. Students learn leadership, communications, teamwork, and ethical practices, under a sports management environment.
Liberty University
MS: Sports Management
Liberty University : The MS in Sports Management online degree program from Liberty University teaches its students the skills needed to organize and administer athletic programs across a variety of different levels, from high school to college to the pros. The coursework completed within this program will focus on social and ethical issues pertaining to sport management.
Ohio University
MA: Athletic Admin
Ohio University : The MS in Athletic Administration at Ohio University provides a program that develops managers capable of becoming athletic directors. Ohio University designed this program in consultation with the National Interscholastic Athletic Administrators Association for professionals that wish to become leaders in interscholastic sports.
Adelphi University
MS: Sports Mgmt
Adelphi University : Students enrolled in Adelphi University's online MS in Sports Management program will find a trio of concentration options for their degree: sport leadership, sport hospitality management and sport non-profit management. Students will participate in capstone internship and thesis projects after completing core curriculum and concentration courses toward their degrees.