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Sport Management is a growing academic discipline in the United States as well as globally. The Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in Sport Management at Troy University is a terminal degree focusing on student comprehension and interpretation of contemporary, theoretical and applied studies within the field of Sport Management. The mission of the program is to prepare the graduate for a broad range of sport management-related positions to include, but not limited to higher education, research, professional or amateur athletics, and professional sport industry.
The doctoral program in Sport Management is the only Ph. D. program that is offered primarily online in the United States. The program concentrates on developing students to generate the research, critical thinking, and teaching skills necessary for them to be successful in the sport industry and higher education. The coursework in the Ph.D. program provides an interdisciplinary approach to the study of sport management that is intended to build upon each student’s interests. Through areas of specialized coursework and doctoral seminars taught by graduate sport management faculty members, the program offers flexibility for students to analyze a wide variety of opportunities and interests within the discipline of sport management (i.e., organizational management, finance, legal aspects, and marketing of sports).
The Ph.D. in Sport Management program at Troy University serves two primary populations: the sport practitioner and the future sport management educator. Thus, the graduate will be prepared to apply research to the sport industry, contribute to the advancement and dissemination of scholarly research, and/or educate future sport managers. As such, the Sport Management Ph.D. program at Troy University is designed to address the challenge by industry and educational institutions to train high quality academicians with a sport management background. Students will be offered the chance to develop and produce original theoretical-specific knowledge that is germane to the sport industry and academy. Such research-oriented endeavors will permit the doctoral students to be in the middle of new advances in sport management.
The following are frequently asked questions (FAQ’s) regarding the program. For more information, you are invited to go to the Troy University Graduate School website.
The applicant should also mail, email or drop off your letters of reference, statement of intent, writing sample, and resume to:
Director of Graduate Admissions
11 Adams Administration, Troy University Troy, Alabama 36082
For All International Applicants
All applications for applicants from the United States may be started online at https://enroll.troy.edu/Datatel.ERecruiting.Web.External/Pages/Welcome.aspx. This page will ask for information such as name and address. Additionally, there is a $50 nonrefundable admission fee required. Once the admission fee has been completed the applicant:
DOCTORAL COURSE SUGGESTED SCHEDULING GUIDELINE
(Must be in consultation with major advisor)
Take Doctoral Core courses (Term 1 and Term 2) (6 credits)
Take one cognate or statistics elective class (Term 1 and Term 2) (6 credits)
Take Doctoral Core courses (Term 3 and Term 4) (6 credits)
Take Research Methods for the Ph.D. Student (Term 3) and Seminar in Applied Statistics in Sport Management (Term 4) (6 credits)
Take Doctoral Core course (Term 5) (3 credits)
Take one cognate or statistics elective class (6) (3 credits)
Take Specialized Studies class (Term 1 and Term 2) (6 credits)
Take one cognate or statistics elective class Term 1 and Term 2 (6 credits)
Take comprehensive final examination (Term 3)
Propose Dissertation (Term 4)
Conduct Dissertation Research Project (Term 3)
Defend Dissertation (Term 4)
Graduate Spring Semester
Full-time enrollment in a term equals 6 credit hours. Part-time enrollment in a term is 3 hours
The above schedule pre-supposes students will take and pass 6 credit hours in Terms 1-5 in the first year and Term 1 in second year until dissertation.
Dissertation credit hours are variable per term as agreed upon by major advisor and student.
The student must complete minimum of 18 dissertation credit hours, successfully defend the dissertation, and receive Graduate School formatting approval to graduate.
The student is responsible of adhering to the Graduate School deadlines for dissertation submission.
The student must be enrolled in a minimum of one credit hour per term during the dissertation process, including the time leading up to dissertation proposal stage.
Students are encouraged to attend the appropriate graduation ceremony on the Troy campus.