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Master of Science in Exercise & Sport Sciences

Sport Management

current Sport Management Research

Current Faculty Topics:

  • Escalation of Commitment in Intercollegiate Athletics
  • College Athlete Identity Development
  • Stakeholder Perceptions of Intercollegiate Athletics
  • Organizational Change and Rebranding through Athletics

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Degree Information

The graduate program in sport management prepares students for a career in the sport business industry. Students will acquire theoretical knowledge and practical experience in areas such as sport marketing, facility and event management, sport social issues, sport and the law, leadership, and financial management in sport. Classes are available in each of the aforementioned areas and other content areas of sport management. Students are required to complete a 400 hour internship, usually as their capstone experience in the program. Graduates of the program have been successful securing employment with organizations such as the Texas Rangers, the Houston Astros, Texas Tech Athletics, and the EDS Byron Nelson Championship to name a few.

The Program

The Texas Tech University graduate track in Sport Management has a proud history of preparing students for managerial leadership positions in interscholastic, intercollegiate, professional and amateur sports. The Texas Tech Sport Management Track is designed to be flexible yet comprehensive in nature. Coursework can be planned around the core requirements to meet the distinctive needs for each student. Students will be expected to work with their advisor to customize their program of study to attain academic as well as future employment concerns.

Mission Statement

Our mission is to prepare graduate students for a broad range of management related positions within intercollegiate, interscholastic, professional, amateur, public or private sport organizations. We strive to provide a challenging environment by specifically relating the academic study of the management of sport to its practical side. We are able to provide a superior educational experience to our students by supporting our instruction with prior experiences in sport as well as current research in areas of sport marketing, risk management, sport leadership, and sport organizational behavior.



Thesis Option: Minimum 30 hours + 6 thesis hours (36 hours total)

Non-thesis: Minimum 36 credit hours

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Career Opportunities

Students graduating from this program have gone on to careers in:

  • Sport Marketing Director
  • Sport Sponsorship Director
  • Corporate Partnerships Manager
  • Team Marketing/Promotions Assistant
  • Director of Community Relations
  • Sport Event Supervisor
  • Intercollegiate or Interscholastic Athletic Director
  • Director of Sport Facility


For More Information:

Donna Torres
Senior Specialist
Exercise & Sport Sciences, Main Office
(806) 834-7968


Mentoring Environment

From the time of arrival, each student will be partnered with a mentor/major advisor who will assist with academic, as well as, career planning. Each student’s educational experience will include formal instruction enhanced with hands-on laboratory experiences. Our goal is to prepare outstanding researchers, scientists and teachers. To further enhance professional development, College and Departmental scholarships and travel stipends are also awarded for the presentation of research findings and attendance at specialized regional, national and international research conferences.


Sport Management Faculty

Angela Lumpkin, Ph.D.
Professor & Department Chair
Exercise & Sport Sciences, Rm 140
(806) 742-3371


Dana Massengale, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Exercise & Sport Sciences, Rm 131
(806) 834-1886


Nicole Melton, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Exercise & Sport Sciences, Rm 130
(806) 834-1122


Calvin Nite, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Exercise & Sport Sciences, Rm 133


Current Research

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