How to Apply

Apply Now for Summer 2018

The priority application date is February 1. Applications are accepted and reviewed after February 1.

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Our program starts each January (spring) and July (summer) at the San Francisco campus and each July at the Orange County Campus.

Sport Management Specific Instructions

  • Letters of Recommendation
    The application requires two letters of recommendation from individuals who can attest to your competence and ability to succeed in this graduate program. Ideally, one of the letters references your academic abilities, while the other references your potential for professional growth in a sport management career. Please note: If you are a currently matriculating student or a recent graduate (degree received within the last 12 months) you are required to submit at least one academic letter of recommendation.

  • 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 degree in sport management, and for choosing USF’s program. The statement should relate your workplace experiences and sports backgrounds to your goals.

  • Resume
    A resume 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.

Admission Review Criteria

The admission committee evaluates each application based on the following factors:

  • Official transcripts
  • Resume (internship or job related experience)
  • Sports and fitness background (jobs, internships, community activities, etc.)
  • Statement of goals
  • Letters of recommendation
  • Professionalism displayed throughout the application process

Contact Info

San Francisco

Brent R von Forstmeyer, Director of Administration

Kalmanovitz Hall, Room 241 (415) 422-2678

Contact Info

Orange County

Brent R von Forstmeyer, Director of Administration

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