Guidelines – Doctoral

Ph.D. in Sport Managementsm

The Ph.D. degree in Learning, Leadership and Education Policy concentration in Sport Management is a program designed around the theoretical frameworks of these disciplines, as well as the applied nature of sport in our society. Core courses are determined in conjunction with the student’s major advisor to include the following:

  • 18 credit hours of core courses in Learning, Leadership and Education Policy
  • 9 credit hours of Sport Management core courses
  • At least 12 credit hours of statistics/research methods courses
  • 9 credit hours in a cognate area. Students have chosen to specialize in such disciplines as Anthropology, Sociology, Psychology, Educational Leadership, Marketing, Management, and Finance
  • 15 credit hours of Dissertation research, completion of a comprehensive examination, and successful dissertation defense

Faculty Advisors:  Dr. Jennifer McGarry, Dr. Laura Burton, Dr. Joseph Cooper