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The University of Massachusetts Amherst

Admissions Process

Are you ready to apply to our MS in Sport Management program? Admission to the MS program is highly competitive. Applicants' academic history, GMAT or GRE performance, motivation, aptitude for graduate-level work, and managerial experience are all taken into consideration. Candidates with at least two years of full-time work experience are preferred.

Application Materials

The official deadline for application to the M.S. program is February 1st of each year however, those who apply by November 1st (including test scores) will receive priority review for our first round of on-campus interviews (or Skype interviews for international students).  Applicants who interview on campus are typically notified of acceptance within a week after their interview. Individuals who have a BS in Sport Management from UMass have to wait at least two years after graduation to apply to the MBA/MS program and three years for the MS program.

Individuals applying to MS or MBA/MS program must submit the following (applicants applying for the MBA/MS dual degree program need only submit one application).



View a full list of general admissions requirements from the UMass Graduate Admissions Office.

View a full list of general admissions requirements from the UMass Graduate Admissions Office.

Callout Blocks
MS Sport Management Fall Start

Early Action

Regular Deadline

November 1

February 1

Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis and we strongly encourage completed applications be submitted well in advance of the deadline.

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Follow our step-by-step process to complete your online application.

  1. Once you click Apply Now, you will be taken to the University's secure online student information system, SPIRE.
  2. Follow the “Go to Application” link to create your user account to begin your application process.
  3. Complete the admissions requirements and submit your application. Note: you can save and resume your application process as you gather required materials.
  4. After submitting, track your application at the Graduate School Status of Application page.
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