Can you explain the admissions
The graduate sport management admissions process is explained
here. Go to the Office of Graduate Admissions web site
and download an application. When all the required materials are
received, your application will be reviewed by the admissions
Do I have to take the GRE or the GMAT
to be admitted?
The sport management program does not require the Graduate Record
Exam (GRE) or the Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) as a
condition of admission. If you take the exam, it can be considered
in your admissions decision.
What are the deadlines for
The Fall semester deadline for admission is May 1 and the Spring
semester deadline is November 1. Applications received after those
dates will be considered only on a space available basis until two
weeks prior to the start of the semester.
Is there financial aid available for
Visit the St. John’s Office of Student Financial Services web
site or call (888) 978-5646.
How do I apply for a graduate
The St. John’s University graduate assistantship application can be
found on the Graduate Application
Can I transfer any graduate
You can transfer up to six graduate credits from another
university. However, the course(s) that you wish to receive credit
for must be a good substitute for the courses in the MPS program.
You can apply for transfer credits after you have completed 18
credits, and a decision will be made regarding those credits at
Do you give credit for life or industry
Will this degree prepare me to be a
physical education teacher or an athletic
No it will not. Most states require physical education
teachers to have at least a bachelor’s degree in education, and
many states (including New York) require a master’s degree in
education to become certified. To become certified by the National
Athletic Trainers’ Association requires a bachelor’s degree from a
college or university with an accredited athletic training
When are courses offered?
A full schedule of courses is offered during the Fall and Spring
semesters. You can view the current course offerings by
clicking “College of Professional Studies.” Classes meet once per
week, Monday through Thursday, from 5:00-7:00 p.m. and 7:10-9:10
p.m. Some courses are offered in a hybrid format (meet every other
week with other activities online) and some offered in a pure
distance learning format (no class meetings). There are a limited
number of courses offered during the University's two five-week
summer sessions, usually one per session.
How do I know what courses to
All first-year students will be advised by a member of the graduate
sport management faculty or an advising dean before registering for
classes. This advisement can be done in-person or electronically
via email. You will receive advisement during your entire career at
St. John’s, ensuring that your program of study is proper for the
track that you have chosen.
Do I have to do an internship or write
You will have to do one or the other. Students choosing
the internship option (SPG 50) will intern full-time for one
semester, completing at least 400 clock hours with a sports
organization. Students choosing the thesis option (SPG 502 and 503)
will write a master’s thesis under the direction of a faculty
member. Each option is six credits.
Can I study abroad as part of the
Graduate sport management students can study abroad with our
undergraduate sport management students at the St. John’s Rome
Campus during the June summer session. This program ran for the
first time in June, 2009, and it is expected to run each June for
the foreseeable future. For more information, please visit the St.
John’s University Global Studies web site.
How long will it take to complete my
Full-time students normally complete the program in two academic
years (four semesters) by taking 9 credits in three semesters and
12 credits in one semester, or taking 9 credits each semester and
completing a course during the intervening summer session. By
taking a carefully designed sequence of courses, it is possible to
complete the program in 18 months (three semesters) by taking 12
credits each semester and completing a course during the
intervening summer session. If you plan on trying the accelerated
schedule, tell your advisor before you register for classes in your
Do you accept part-time
Many of our students are part-time. By taking six credits each
semester, and three credits during one summer session, you can
complete your degree in three years.
What types of career opportunities are
available in sport management?
Your MPS in Sport Management will train you for entry-level
management positions with a wide variety of sport related
organizations, such as:
- Professional sports teams
- Professional sport leagues
- College and university athletic departments
- Youth sport organizations
- Intercollegiate athletic conferences
- Amateur sport governing bodies
- Sport media organizations
- Sports marketing and public relations firms
- State and local government sports commissions
- Leisure, fitness, and recreation organizations
- Sports equipment and apparel firms
- Event management organizations
- Stadiums, arenas, and other sport facilities
- And many other organizations that are involved in the sports
I have a question that’s not answered
here. Who can I speak to?
For specific questions about the MPS Program in Sport Management,
please contact Prof. Glenn Gerstner, the Director of the Graduate
Program in Sport Management, at (718) 990-7474 or email@example.com.
For admissions questions, please visit the St. John’s Office of
Graduate Admission web site or call (718) 990-1601.