Ph.D. in Kinesiology: Specialization in Sport Management

The Ph.D. in Kinesiology, with a specialization in Sport Management prepares students for teaching and research careers in sport management. Graduates are trained for post-doctoral appointments and positions in universities, industry and research institutions.  

To be admitted, a member of the graduate faculty must be willing to accept and advise the student. Students must contact the faculty member directly. View all Doctoral admissions requirements. Once a completed application is received, and a graduate faculty member has agreed to advise the student, an interview (either face-to-face or via web conferencing) with other members of the graduate faculty shall take place prior to final program admittance.

The Ph.D. requires a minimum of 67 hours beyond a Master’s or 96 hours beyond the baccalaureate degree. Depending on the preparation and experience, doctoral students may be required to complete undergraduate or graduate leveling work in addition to the minimum Ph.D. requirements.

Research Experience Requirement

Prior to scheduling the dissertation proposal meeting, each student will: (a) have presented, as sole or first author, at least one presentation at a state, regional, or national conference; and (b) will be an author on at least one research paper submitted to a peer-reviewed national or international journal. In addition, dissertations will not be signed by the department head until the student has submitted as first author a manuscript (or manuscripts) of the study to a national or international refereed journal (or journals).

Minimum Hour Requirement

The Ph.D. requires a minimum of 67 hours beyond a masters or 96 hours beyond the baccalaureate degree. Depending on the preparation and experience, doctoral students may be required to complete undergraduate or graduate leveling work in addition to the minimum Ph.D. requirements.

Admissions

We will only review COMPLETE applications. A COMPLETE application includes:

  • Apply Texas application
  • Transcripts from all institutions of higher education that you have attended
  • Graduate Record Examination (GRE) Scores
  • Three letters of recommendation (at least one must be from a prior professor who can attest to your academic abilities)
  • Statement of purpose, which should include an intended research focus.
  • Academic writing sample
  • Current resume