My time at UMass in the Mark H. McCormack Department of Sport Management was an essential part of my education, career development and the start of my industry network. The experience in the classroom and in the field while in the graduate program was fantastic, and the relationships that I developed in Amherst are still with me to this day. If you're interested in a successful and rewarding career in sports, there's no better place to start than UMass Amherst.
Ted Dalton, MS '98
Senior Vice President, Boston Celtics
Mark H. McCormack Department of Sport Management Masters Programs
Welcome Letter from Steve McKelvey, Graduate Program Director and Lisa Masteralexis, Department Head
Thank you for your interest in the Mark H. McCormack Graduate degree program.
We understand that you are in the process of making a very important career decision in choosing your graduate program. For further assistance in choosing a program, we would like to suggest you read our Researching Your Graduate Program Options page.
Each year we receive over 150 applications for our MS and MBA/MS Sport Management programs. It is very challenging for us to identify the 50 students to interview and still more challenging to select the approximately 30 students who will be a good fit for our program.
As you consider your decision, be sure to read all of the information provided for you on our very comprehensive web site. All of your questions should be answered within these web site pages.
As you will read in more detail throughout the site, we base our decision on several points presented by the applicant: the extent of real world experience, (we strongly prefer applicants to have two to three years of experience), the uniqueness and clearly-stated career goals and leadership capabilities expressed in the personal statement, and finally, the competitiveness of the applicant's GPA and GMAT or GRE scores. All of these are strongly considered when choosing our students.
We wish you the best of luck in your application process.
The University of Massachusetts Amherst Department of Sport Management offers students two different types of master's degree:
1. Master of Science (MS) in Sport Management - a one year program
2. Master's of Business Administration MBA/MS in Sport Management - a two year program.