Doctorate – Overview

Do you want to become a college professor in the area of sport management?

This degree program has been designed to focus on teaching sport management in a higher education environment. It is the only degree of its kind in North America.

This is a unique Ph.D. designed specifically to prepare sport management professionals to teach in higher education. The degree program consists of a Ph.D. in Curriculum and Instruction with a concentration in sport management (30 credit hours). The student will complete two teaching internships including face-to-face instruction as well as preparing distance education courses for the on-campus sport management undergraduate and graduate programs.

From L to R, Joe Durm, NCAA Sponsorship Specialist (B.S. + M.S. program graduate)
shaking hands with Matt Godbout, Director of Sponsorship Sales, Indianapolis
Colts (M.S. program graduate)

To earn a doctoral degree, a student must meet
the following minimum course work requirements:

  1. Complete all general and academic requirements of the College of Graduate and Professional Studies as well as specific requirements of the student’s chosen degree program.
  2. Have completed Master’s degree in sport management or enroll in and complete the ISU Master’s degree in sport management prior to admission to the Ph.D. program.
  3. Complete a minimum of 72 hours of graduate course work, exclusive of the dissertation, with a grade point average of 3.5 or above.
  4. Complete a minimum of 30 hours of doctoral program work at Indiana State University with a grade point average of 3.5 or above. At least one-half of the work toward the doctorate must be in courses numbered 600 or above.