Candidates for the Master of Arts in Sport Management degree must complete a minimum of 32 credit hours of coursework in accordance with the prescribed course of study and maintain an overall GPA of 3.0 or higher.

MASM ONLINE offers two specialization tracks, Sport Marketing and Athletic Administration and Compliance.


To be eligible for admission to the MASM degree program, you must:

  • Hold a bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university
  • Have a GPA of 2.9 or higher


  • Submit a completed online application, including the required Essay of Intent/Personal Statement
  • Provide three recommendation forms from faculty or supervisory personnel
  • Arrange to have your official transcript(s) sent directly from all previously attended colleges and universities
  • Resume/CV
  • Application Deadlines:

    • Fall semester: July 31

    • Spring semester: December 1

    • Summer semester: April 1


Please have your transcripts sent to:

Wingate University
School of Sport Sciences
Attn: Randy Taylor
PO Box 159
Wingate, NC 28174

If you have any questions regarding the application or admission process, please contact Mr. Randy Taylor, Academic Support Specialist and Assistant to the Assistant Dean at

The MASM program has transitioned to a 100% online format. F1 visa international students, per federal regulations, cannot be granted visas for online degrees and consequently will no longer be able to complete a course of study after an August 2018 start date. Therefore, enrollment will be permanently closed after fall 2018 to F1 visa student applicants for this degree. International students who are NOT seeking entry into the U.S. on an F1 student visa may apply to the MASM ONLINE program.

MASM Recommendation Form - Applicant Portion

MASM Recommendation Form - Recommender Portion


Does your program or institution offer financial assistance?

The MASM program does not currently offer financial aid or assistance, however, there may be opportunities for outside grants, scholarships or other financial aid options.  The Office of Financial Aid may be reached by email at or by phone 704.233.8209.  

Are any graduate assistant positions available?

Graduate assistant positions are available on campus in various departments, while most are awarded through the various athletic teams. You will need to personally contact departments on campus to inquire about the availability of a GA position. However, no guarantee can be made for securing a graduate assistant position while completing the MASM program.  Please note:  international applicants requiring an F1 Visa are not eligible for GA positions or admission to the program.  

Do I need to take the GRE or MAT for admission consideration?

No. Beginning April 2019, the MASM program no longer requires applicants to take a graduate school admission test. 

How do I find out if all of my application materials have been received?

You should allow 3-4 weeks after you submit your online application and requests for recommendations and transcripts for processing all materials for your application.  You may contact with questions regarding the status of your application materials.  

When will I know if I have been admitted to the MASM program?

You will be notified by email and USPS mail regarding your admission decision.  An official letter will be sent via USPS mail to the mailing address you submit in your application.   

How do I select the track of study in the MASM program?

There are two (2) tracks of study in the MASM program (Sport Marketing or Athletic Administration and Compliance).  Along with your acceptance letter, a link will be sent to you to make your track selection.  Please be sure to complete your selection right away so that your class schedule can be built. 

Can any of my graduate school courses transfer to the MASM program?

This is dependent upon the course content and rigor. Transfer courses are reviewed on a case by case basis by the MASM Program Director.  Please note a maximum of six (6) credit hours with a grade of "B" or better may be transferred and applied toward degree completion/graduation pending approval by the MASM Program Director.

When is the application deadline?

The MASM program operates on a rolling admissions basis.  This means you can apply at any time throughout the year.  However, please note the deadlines for admission consideration for each academic term each year:
     April 1 - Summer
     July 1 - Fall
     December 1 - Spring