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Ohio Dominican University offers an opportunity for high-achieving ODU students to earn a bachelor’s degree and their Master of Science in Sport Management in five academic years.
Program Features
  • Students spend four academic years in undergraduate-level study.
  • During their senior year, students take graduate-level courses that meet both their undergraduate elective and graduate program requirements.
  • At the end of the fourth year, an undergraduate degree is conferred.
  • Students are then enrolled in graduate school full-time and will complete their degree in one year.
  • How to Apply

    Complete the 4+1 Master of Science in Sport Management Program application and submit to the Office of Graduate Admissions.

    • Fax: (614) 251-6654
    • Drop off: Griffin Student Center Room 278
    • Scan and email: grad@ohiodominican.edu 
    • Mail: Office of Graduate Admissions, Griffin Student Center Room 278, Ohio Dominican University, 1216 Sunbury Road, Columbus, OH 43219

    Download Application

  • Admission Requirements
    Current ODU students apply to the 4+1 Master of Science in Sport Management Program during their junior year. 

    Provisional Admission Requirements 
    • Earned GPA of 3.0 or higher.
    • Completed application submitted to the Office of Graduate Admissions during student’s junior year at ODU.
    The application and student’s program evaluation will be forwarded to the Program Director for review. Students will be notified of the decision by ODU email.

    Conversion from Provisional to Admitted Status
    • Students admitted provisionally during their junior year will achieve formal and full program admission following the completion of their junior year assuming they have earned a GPA of 3.0 or higher.
    • Formal admission will permit undergraduate senior level students to take the 500 level graduate bridge courses during their senior year. These courses include: SPM 510, SPM 520, SPM 530, and one course in a chosen concentration, with the program director’s approval.
    • Once all grades are posted at the end of their junior year, another review of the student’s academic record will take place. Students will be notified by ODU email when bridge course registration can begin.
    • These 500-level graduate courses will be counted as undergraduate credit and meet undergraduate elective or business major emphasis requirements as well as graduate program requirements. To qualify for graduate credit, students must earn a grade of B or better in these courses.
    Full Program Admission
    • For entry into 600-level MS in Sport Management courses, students must have earned an undergraduate degree with a GPA of 3.00 or better.
    • After graduation, students will be notified by ODU email regarding full MS in Sport Management program admission and when 600-level course registrations can begin.
    • Any student interested in the Exercise Physiology concentration must also complete an Anatomy & Physiology course, with a grade of B or better, as a prerequisite for full admission.
  • Student Outcomes
    Students in ODU's 4 + 1 MS in Sport Management program develop:
    • An understanding of sport management theory and  best practices within a sport organization
    • Leadership capabilities to ethically and effectively lead sport organizations, based on Dominican values
    • The ability to think critically and creatively
    • Skillsets to apply financial management tools and principles of micro and macroeconomics to the sport industry
    • An appreciation for lifelong learning