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Sport Management, Doctor of Philosophy in Kinesiology

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Ohio State's PhD sport management program puts you in a position to become a leader in the field. You will have opportunities to customize your studies, master your research skills and get the encouragement to follow your passions, wherever they lie. This flexible program allows you to get involved with several types of research and get exposed to many different interdisciplinary areas at Ohio State. 

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Graduate program costs can depend on a variety of factors such as residency, number of credit hours, and number of semesters enrolled. The Graduate Admissions website provides an estimate of annual costs for Ohio residents, domestic non-residents, and international students. The Registrar’s Office provides more in-depth information about Tuition and Fees.

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Degree Requirements

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Master’s degree. Test scores: GRE

Expected time to degree

3 years

Deadline to apply

December 1

for funding consideration; then rolling admissions until cohort filled

Applications for the next admissions cycle will open September 1

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Program start

Autumn Semester 

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Mode of Instruction

While some courses may be offered online, this degree requires in-person learning on the Columbus campus.

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