You know where you’re headed, and it’s a career in sport management. Our 4 + 1 Master of Arts in Sport Management (MASM) degree puts you on the fast track.

Our innovative 4 + 1 MASM degree allows students to complete both their undergraduate and graduate degrees within five years. That means lower tuition costs and one less year in school before you can start your dream job.

How It Works

Wingate University students admitted to the MASM 4 + 1 program are allowed to take specific graduate-level sport management courses in place of undergraduate electives beginning in their senior year. By taking these courses, students get a head start on their graduate degree and are able to enter the job market with an advanced degree sooner than those who follow the traditional approach.

Who Is Eligible

The 4 + 1 MASM program was designed for students who demonstrate above-average academic achievement during the first three years of their undergraduate education. Only Wingate University undergraduates are eligible for admission to our MASM 4 + 1 program.

This fast-track master’s program is the right choice for those seeking careers in the sport industry:

  • Collegiate and secondary school athletic administration
  • Municipal sport programs
  • Professional and amateur sport organizations
  • Sport governing bodies

MASM 4+1 Degree Requirements

Candidates for the Master of Arts in Sport Management degree must complete a minimum of 36 credit hours of coursework in accordance with the prescribed course of study and maintain an overall GPA of 3.0 or higher.

In addition to completing 10 core courses for 30 credit hours, students complete a Professional Program/Thesis component for 6 credit hours. Students choose to complete either an internship and project or a thesis. Both options are designed to provide specific relevance to the student’s professional interests and future career goals.

The graduate courses are taught on the Wingate University – Ballantyne campus, which is approximately 45 minutes from the Wingate, NC campus. All MASM classes are held in the evenings, Monday through Thursday.

How to Apply

If you think the accelerated master’s program is right for you, you must apply during the spring semester of your junior year to the 4 + 1 MASM program.

Want to know more or wondering if the 4 + 1 MASM program is right for you? Stop by and chat with members of our faculty, reach out to Dr. Norwood or schedule a campus visit and tour.