Sport Management, Doctor of Philosophy in Kinesiology
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.
One-on-one, personalized support from internationally renowned faculty members, and guidance from those outside of sport management
Create a big network of people inside and outside the university
Inspire students through teaching
Present at conferences and get recognized by experts when you publish in peer-reviewed journals
Be completely immersed in a sports city
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Master’s degree. Test scores: GRE
Expected time to degree
Deadline to apply
for funding consideration; then rolling admissions until cohort filled
Applications for the next admissions cycle will open September 1
Mode of Instruction
While some courses may be offered online, this degree requires in-person learning on the Columbus campus.
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