Doctorate – Overview
Do you want to become a college professor in the area of sport management?
This degree program has been designed to focus on teaching sport management in a higher
education environment. It is the only degree of its kind in North America.
This is a unique Ph.D. designed specifically to prepare sport management professionals to
teach in higher education. The degree program consists of a Ph.D. in Curriculum and Instruction
with a concentration in sport management (30 credit hours). The student will complete two
teaching internships including face-to-face instruction as well as preparing distance education
courses for the on-campus sport management undergraduate and graduate programs.
From L to R, Joe Durm, NCAA Sponsorship Specialist (B.S. + M.S. program graduate)
shaking hands with Matt Godbout, Director of Sponsorship Sales, Indianapolis
Colts (M.S. program graduate)
To earn a doctoral degree, a student must meet
the following minimum course work requirements:
- Complete all general and academic requirements of the College of Graduate and Professional Studies as
well as specific requirements of the student’s chosen degree program.
- Have completed Master’s degree in sport management or enroll in and complete the ISU Master’s degree
in sport management prior to admission to the Ph.D. program.
- Complete a minimum of 72 hours of graduate course work, exclusive of the dissertation, with a grade
point average of 3.5 or above.
- Complete a minimum of 30 hours of doctoral program work at Indiana State University with a grade point
average of 3.5 or above. At least one-half of the work toward the doctorate must be in courses numbered
600 or above.