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California State University, Long Beach



Fall Application Deadline: June 1, 2019


- 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


- 9 credits
- Minimum 500 contact hours

- Over 400 affiliations



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The Graduate Program in Sport Management

Fall Application Deadline Date: June 1, 2019

About Us

Program Administrative Committee

Dr. Stephen Hawn , Ph.D., Managing Director / Adjunct Professor / Manager of Business Affairs & Marketing, Graduate Program in Sport Management, Department of Kinesiology, College of Health and Human Services, CSULB

Diane Higgs, M.Ed., MA, Manager of Student Affairs, Graduate Program in Sport Management , Department of Kinesiology, College of Health and Human Services, CSULB

Tiffanye Vargas, Program Director, Graduate Program in Sport Management, Department of Kinesiology, College of Health and Human Services, CSULB

Hitoshi Furuya, Program Developer//International Programs and Initiatives, College of Continuing and Professional Education


The University

Long Beach State University

Established in 1949, LBSU is home to 63 academic departments and programs, 11 centers, three institutes, and three clinics. There are 191 bachelor's degree programs, 73 master's degree programs, and one joint Ph.D. program. Included are a large fine and performing arts program, an international business curriculum geared to preparing key players in the global marketplace; the largest engineering program in the West; one of the state's top three speech communication departments, award-winning industrial and graphic design programs, a natural science curriculum known for its environmental and biomedical research activities and the largest marine biology and microbiology programs in the West; and one of the region's outstanding physical therapy programs. LBSU's student and faculty scholars win many prestigious awards. LBSU is one of the flagship campuses in the 22-campus CSU system, the largest public university system in the world.

Department of Kinesiology, College of Health and Human Services

The mission of the LBSU Department of Kinesiology is to facilitate change in the individual through the study and application of human movement principles across the life span, and through participation in physical activity, exercise, and sport. This is accomplished by providing excellence in instruction, scholarship, and service through a multidisciplinary approach in:

  • Programs at the undergraduate and graduate levels designed to prepare professionals in human movement, sport, and exercise-related careers
  • Courses that promote general education and interdisciplinary concepts
  • Activity courses and programs designed to induce physical, cognitive, and affective adaptations
  • Specialized service programs for the community

The graduate degree program admits about 50-60 new students each year and is one of the largest programs in the state of California. Many faculty members have national and international reputations for their research and instructional techniques and are considered leaders in their discipline. The Department boasts nearly 5000 graduates, many of whom are providing leadership in physical activity throughout southern California.

College of Continuing Professional and Education (CCPE)

Through CCPE, the community outreach arm of LBSU, colleges can offer the same fine degree programs on a self-support basis. Many of the extra services working professionals want and need are included in CCPE administered degree programs. CCPE main offices are located in the Foundation Education Center adjacent to campus. Additional sites are used for off-campus degree programs. CCPE has delivered programs as far north as CSU Chico and Humboldt State University, and as far west as Hilo, Hawaii.


" The Graduate Program in Sport Management provides applicable real-world experience that is second-to-none in the sports industry.  In addition to the education and principles gained within the classroom, which are taught by top industry professionals, the networking opportunities with the movers-and-shakers of sports in Southern California is priceless.  This Program truly and genuinely sets up the professional candidate for a successful career in a cut-throat industry!"

                                                                             -Dedan Brozino

                                                                              Executive Director Rose Bowl Legacy Foundation