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Sport leadership track

Admission requirements summary

Education, Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.)
Indicate specialization: sport leadership

of entry:

Summer or fall

Nov 15 (early consideration)

Feb 1 (final deadline)

Special requirements:
Personal interview and writing sample required.

Personal goals statement and professional vitae/resume required.

The sport leadership track in the Ph.D. in Education program is designed for students to research, comprehend and interpret contemporary literature as it relates to leadership in the sport industry and to extend our knowledge and understanding of leadership in that industry. Students will have the opportunity to integrate theory and practice in the specific areas of economics, finance, marketing, management, communications and sociology of sport. Upon completion of the doctoral course work and dissertation, students will be prepared for higher education positions in sport management/administration and/or sport leadership programs across the U.S.


Foundation: 6 credits
EDUS 702 Foundations of Educational Research and Doctoral Scholarship I
EDUS 703 Foundations of Educational Research and Doctoral Scholarship II

Research: 12 credits
EDUS 710 Educational Research Design
EDUS 711 Qualitative Methods for Analysis
STAT/SOCY 608 Statistics for Social Research
Research elective

Concentration: 18 credits
SPTL 701 Seminar in Sport Research
SPTL 702 Seminar in Sport Leadership and the Profession
MGMT 643 Applied Multivariate Methods
SPTL elective
6 credits of doctoral course work in focus area (universitywide electives)

Externship: 3 credits
EDUS 700 Externship

Dissertation: 9 credits (minimum)
EDUS/EDLP 890 Dissertation Seminar
EDUS/EDLP 899 Dissertation Research (minimum of 6 credits)



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