Apply Now for 2023
Spring 2023 applications are closed at this time.
The Summer 2023 application is open (SF and Orange County): Round 1 priority application date is February 1, 2023.
Students who apply by the priority application date are eligible for the Dean's Scholarship.
Join USF and take the fast track to the career you’ve always wanted:
- Earn a master’s degree in 23 months with classes one evening a week
- Get hands-on training from industry-experienced faculty and guest speakers
- Over 1,000 hours of internship experience with teams, universities, and agencies all over the world
- Tap a network of over 2,500 alumni who are leaders in the industry — and mentors to you
Sport Management has been educating industry professionals since 1991. This track record-plus approximately 1,000 hours of internships in sports organizations — gives you an insider’s edge in the world of sports.
Two locations, San Francisco and Orange County give you the flexibility to seek internships and jobs from Sacramento to San Diego. With our full-time faculty teaching at both campuses, you can move from one campus to another with a seamless transition.
Our professors have unmatched experience in sports — they are TV hosts, sport broadcasters, athletic directors, and front-office executives. Because they all play active roles in sports, they bring fresh industry insight to every class they teach — and you learn by doing, not just by listening. At USF, your professors, guest speakers, staff, alumni, and fellow students give you referrals to key people for insight on career strategies, organizations of interest, and new opportunities.
A Warrior for Sports and Community
Britt Burkett, MA ‘15, is currently the manager of Generation Thrive, the Warriors Community Foundation and Kaiser Permanente first-of-its-kind nonprofit hub that supports and celebrates educators and nonprofit organizations by providing free community spaces and professional and personal development programming. Burkett received her master’s degree in sport management at USF, and has since worked for the Golden State Warriors and the San Francisco 49ers.
Play Ball! Internship at MLB Headquarters Opens New Opportunities
Lexis Withers hadn’t considered baseball as a sport she’d like to work in. A summer internship at Major League Baseball’s headquarters in New York City changed her mind.
You will learn so much about yourself both personally and professionally throughout this program. This program will help your aspirations and goals become reality and your network will grow exponentially.”
Highlights in Numbers
Sport Management MS ranked #1 in California by SportBusiness in 2021.
Sport Management MS ranked 10th best program in North America by SportBusiness International in 2021.
Sport Management MS has a 97% (A+ score) for quality of teaching by SportBusiness in 2021.
Sport Management MS has a 97% (A+ score) for the ability to network with industry executives by SportBusiness in 2021.