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California State University, Long Beach
Graduate Program in Sports Management



- M.A. Sport Management


- Long Beach, CA


- 18 months/36 credits


- $18,900

Required GPA

- minimum 2.75

Admission Requirements

- Statement of Purpose
- Three reference forms
- Resume
- Proof of GRE scores: minimum 145 quantitative, 145 verbal, 3.5 analytical


- 9 credits
- Minimum 500 contact hours

- Over 400 affiliations



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April 2014

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The Graduate Program in Sport Management is accepting applications for Spring 2016!

Spring Application Deadline Date: November 1, 2015

*CSU Mentor online application is now open!

(Spring 2016 session begins February 8th, 2016)



Information Packet:

To request a copy of our Information Packet which provides a range of information on the Graduate Program in Sport Management please email



Video: Inside Look


Pyramid Floor

The interior of the Walter Pyramid on the CSULB campus. The Walter Pyramid is home to the Long Beach State men's and women's volleyball and basketball teams. The current floor was designed by program alumni Dedan Brozino (LT 12) and Sei Furutani (LT 14) in 2012.

Our Mission:

To provide a sound foundation in the Business of Sport, resulting in meaningful employment!


Program Overview:

The Graduate Program in Sport Management is an accelerated program which allows the participant to earn a Master's Degree in 18 months. It is designed to prepare individuals for careers in sport/athletic administration and management.

Individuals will be prepared to work in the sport industry in a variety of settings, including professional, fitness, college and scholastic organizations, private businesses, community services, as well as in academic institutions.


Program highlights include:

  • Complete a Master's Degree in 18 months.
  • Foundations in the management and marketing of sport activities, personnel, facilities & programs.
  • A distinguished faculty and guest speakers comprised of a dedicated team of professionals and academic leaders.
  • High profile internship placements and event field work.
  • Networking and professional interactions with a diverse group with a wide range of professional sport responsibilities and interests.
  • Focus on career development and sport/athletics business skills.


Click Here for Application Information

Questions? Call 562.985.2044 or E-mail or Request an Information Packet Here

International Students: Click Here for Application Information


Sport Management Information SessionWe invite you to attend a free Webinar Information Session for our Graduate Program in Sport Management!

The information sessions are short presentations by program representatives. During the presentation you are invited to chat with our program representatives and ask questions.

Webinar Session Times: 3pm to 4pm, Location: Online

To RSVP for a Webinar call (800) 963-2250 or Register online here.

(Webinars are usually held on the first Wednesday of the month, but are subject to change.)

October 7 , 2015 (1st Wednesday of October)

November 4, 2015 (1st Wednesday of November)

December 2, 2015 (1st Wednesday of December)



Inside Look


May 12, 2015 - Congratulations to our Advisory Committee Chair and President & CEO of Special Olympics Southern California, Mr. Bill Shumard for his Outstanding Alumni award at the Alumni Awards Banquet at CSULB!

Bill Shumard

Outstanding Alumni, Mr. Bill Shumard

Also congratulations to Angela LaChica, alumni and adjuct professor for receiving the Outstanding Alumni, Emerging Professional at the Graduate Colloquium for Kinesiology!

LaChica & Guthrie

Angela LaChica with Dr. Sharon Guthrie, Chair of the Kinesiology Department.









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*Last Updated January 2014