Georgia Southern University’s online Master of Science in Sport Management has been named one of the most affordable online sport management master’s degrees in the country, according to OnlineU.org.

The program, located in the Waters College of Health Professions, was ranked No. 9 out of 25 schools across the nation. The 36-credit hour, fully-online program is designed to provide academic preparation and practical experience in the skills and techniques necessary to be successful in the sport business and leisure field.

“Rankings validate the dedication of our faculty, which combines strong research and practical backgrounds, and honors the faculty’s student-first focus and dedication and commitment to provide students with a valuable and meaningful education,” stated Sara Plaspohl, interim chair for the Department of Health Sciences and Kinesiology.

OnlineU.org provides in-depth rankings of degree programs and colleges and universities across the nation in an effort to provide economical options for students. To be considered for the ranking in the “2019 Most Affordable Master’s in Sports Management Online,” universities needed to be regionally accredited and offer a fully online degree. A total of 25 colleges and universities were selected and ranked based on their annual tuition.

Students are able to complete the program in 24 months, or as their schedule permits. Upon completion of the program, graduates are prepared to work in sports marketing, promotion and advertising; sports information, media and communications; The Olympic Movement; state and county sports commissions; athletic leagues and associations; sport facilities and event management; and professional teams or collegiate athletic departments.

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