2024 Best Sports Management Master's Degree Schools
143Colleges in the United States
Sports Management is of the hottest master's degree programs in the United States, coming in as the #38 most popular major in the country. This makes choosing the right school a hard decision.
College Factual looked at 143 colleges and universities when compiling its 2024 Best Sports Management Master's Degree Schools ranking. Combined, these schools handed out 4,986 master's degrees in sports management to qualified students.
Choosing a Great Sports Management School for Your Master's Degree
Your choice of sports management for getting your master's degree school matters. This section explores some of the factors we include in our ranking and how much they vary depending on the school you select. When choosing a school we recommend considering some of the following factors:
Quality Overall Is Important
The overall quality of a master's degree school is important to ensure a quality education, not just how well they do in a particular major. To account for this we include a college's overall Best Colleges for a Master's Degree ranking which itself looks at a host of different factors like degree completion, educational resources, student body caliber and post-graduation earnings for the school as a whole.
Other Factors We Consider
The metrics below are just some of the other metrics that we use to determine our rankings.
Major Focus - How many resources a school devotes to sports management students as compared to other majors.
Major Demand - How many other sports management students want to attend this school to pursue a master's degree.
Educational Resources - How many resources are allocated to students. These resources may include educational expenditures per student, number of students per instructor, and graduation rate among other things.
Accreditation - Whether a school is regionally accredited and/or accredited by a recognized sports management related body.
Our complete ranking methodology documents in more detail how we consider these factors to identify the best colleges for sports management students working on their master's degree.
Since the program you select can have a significant impact on your future, we've developed a number of rankings, including this Best Sports Management Master's Degree Schools list, to help you choose the best school for you.
Best Schools for Master’s Students to Study Sports Management in the United States
The following list ranks the best colleges and universities for pursuing a master's degree in sports management. Only those schools that rank in the top 15% of all the schools we analyze get awarded with a place on this list.
22 Top Schools for a Master's in Sports Management
The bars on the spread charts above show the distribution of the schools on this list +/- one standard deviation from the mean.
The Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) from the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), a branch of the U.S. Department of Education (DOE) serves as the core of the rest of our data about colleges.