Florida State University

College of Education

Sport Management


314 Westcott Bldg.

Tallahassee, FL 32306

United States



Program Information

Degrees Offered:

The doctoral program at Florida State is designed to prepare individuals for employment in colleges as teachers and researchers; and for administrative leadership positions in a variety of settings, including private businesses, professional and college athletics, and administration in higher education. Research is a major endeavor and concentrates on the understanding and interpretation of research literature as well as the ability to conduct both theoretical and applied studies. This program is designed for individuals who wish to pursue careers in higher education as a researcher and a graduate faculty member. The program of study will have a strong emphasis in the theoretical knowledge base and research paradigms needed to conduct theoretical research, as well as the knowledge base required to supervise graduate student research. The research emphasis of students will normally be directed toward the testing of theoretical administrative questions and models applied to sport.

Format: Campus

Program Description:

The mission of the Sport Management program at Florida State University is to continually strive to be an international leader in the education and development of students, and the creation and dissemination of knowledge in the broadly defined sport industry. We are committed to excellence in all aspects of teaching, research, and service to the sport community. Within this environment we seek to enhance opportunities for student development, collaborative research, and problem solving within the sport industry. This mission and policies of this program are and shall always remain compatible with those of the Florida State University. Florida State University offers degrees in Sport Management at the masters and doctoral level. Both thesis and non-thesis options are available at the masters level. Those interested in applying can proceed to the online application provided by the University.


Accredited by the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE)

Facts & Figures

Classification: Doctoral/Research University—Extensive

Locale: Midsize City

Size & Settings: 20,000-39,999

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