Master of Arts in Sport Management 4 + 1 Program

What is the program?

The 4+1 Master of Arts in Sport Management (MASM) program is an innovative approach that allows students to complete both an undergraduate and graduate degree within five years; one full year less than normal.  The program focus is on the business-related aspects of sport and prepares students for many career opportunities within this global industry.  

Students admitted into the 4+1 MASM program are permitted to take specific graduate level sport management courses in the place of undergraduate electives beginning their senior year. By taking these courses, students get a head start on their graduate education and are able to enter the job market with an advanced degree a year sooner. 

Who should apply?

The 4+1 MASM program isn’t for everyone.  Only those students who demonstrate above average academic achievement in their first three years of undergraduate preparation will be eligible to apply.  The MASM program is designed for those individuals seeking careers within the following segments of the sport industry:  Collegiate and Secondary School Athletic Administration; Professional and Amateur Sport Organizations; Sport Governing Bodies; and Municipal Sport Programs.

Where will the program take place?

The graduate classes within the MASM program are housed at Wingate University Ballantyne campus approximately 45 inutes from the main campus.  All MASM classes will be held in the evenings.


When do I apply?

Students interested in the 4 + 1 MASM program must apply in the spring semester of their junior year.  Only Wingate University undergraduates are eligible for admission into the 4+1 Program.


Benefits of the program include, but are not limited to:

  • Graduates will have successfully completed undergraduate and graduate degrees within five years.
  • Students will enter the job market one year early giving them a jumpstart to a successful career and life.
  • The total costs will be significantly lower than completing a full two year graduate program.

To apply online, click here.
For more information on Financial Aid, click here.



Dr. Dawn Norwood, Program Director
Master of Arts in Sport Management
13024 Ballantyne Corporate Place, Suite 150
Charlotte, NC 28277
980-359-1036 / 980-359-1020 (fax)