How to Apply

Apply for Spring 2019

The priority application date is September 1. The Summer 2018 application is also open.

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The program starts in July (summer) at the San Francisco and Orange County campuses, and in January (spring) at the San Francisco campus.

Application Instructions

The application process is entirely online. You upload all of these items to your application account. Please do not mail items to USF.

Bachelor's Degree
A Bachelor's degree in any field is required.

Test Requirements
The GRE is not required.

For international applicants, an English Language exam score (TOEFL, IELTS or PTE) is required.

Transcript (Academic Record)
Upload a copy of your transcript from each university and college attended. Transcripts from any transfer schools and study abroad programs must be submitted since Bachelor's Degree institutions typically do not list transfer and study abroad courses with grades. If still enrolled in your Bachelor's program, submit a copy of your transcript showing in-progress courses. If admitted, an official transcript with proof of graduation is required. USF undergraduates upload their unofficial transcripts for admission review and do not need to send an official USF transcript.

Statement of Purpose
A three-to-five page, double-spaced, typewritten document that describes your personal, academic, and professional reasons for pursuing a Master’s in Sport Management, and for choosing USF’s program. The statement should relate your workplace experiences and sports backgrounds to your goals.

Resume or CV
Your resume or CV should include relevant extracurricular activities during your undergraduate studies, work experience, and any sport industry experience (including playing, teaching, coaching, management, and administration). You can also list certifications in sports and fitness, honors that you have attained, sports leadership experience, and relevant outside interests.

Letters of Recommendation
Two letters of recommendation letters from individuals who can attest to your competence and academic ability to succeed in this graduate program. Ideally, one letter addresses your academic abilities while the other letter references your potential for professional growth in a sport management career. Follow the instructions in the online application to provide the contact information for your recommenders.

You may submit your application before your recommenders upload their letters.

International Applicants

There are additional items and instructions for international applicants.

Notification of Admission Decision

The application review starts after the February 1 priority date. Admission decision notification begins four to six weeks after the application date. Applications are accepted after February 1.

Contact Info

San Francisco

Brent R von Forstmeyer, Director of Administration

Kalmanovitz Hall, Room 241 (415) 422-2678

Contact Info

Orange County

Ashley Sloper, Associate Director

480 South Batavia Street, Orange, CA 92868 (714) 633-5626