Graphic: UNLV Intercollegiate and Professional Sport Management - Apply for Fall 2021 by Aug 1 - Financial Assistance available
Oct. 22, 2021

Are you interested in a career in the sports industry? Here are just some of the professions you can pursue with a Master of Education (M.Ed.) in Intercollegiate and Professional Sport Management.

  • Athlete development specialist
  • Athletic event management
  • Athletics administration
  • Business development 
  • Business intelligence 
  • Coaching    
  • Contract negotiator and/or administrator
  • Event management
  • Financial analyst
  • League or franchise administration
  • Marketing, sales, and/or public relations manager
  • Officiating 
  • Operations and facilities manager
  • Player development specialist
  • Scouting 
  • Social media and digital media management
  • Sports agent or managers
  • Sports data analyst/statistician 
  • Sports lawyer - athlete representation
  • Sports league administration

In this program you'll explore topics in youth and intercollegiate athletics with specialization areas such as diversity in sport leadership, sport analytics, and governance. You can also choose a sequence of courses emphasizing intercollegiate athletic or professional sport management. There are two Graduate Assistantships available for the 2021-22 academic year.

Learn more about the program, including admission requirements, in the Graduate Catalog. Applications for Fall 2021 admission are due Aug. 1. Applications for Spring 2022 admission are due Oct. 15. 

Go to the Grad Rebel Gateway to apply online and upload: 

  1. Your transcript for your bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited university
  2. Two letters of professional recommendation
  3. An official copy of your Graduate Record Examination (GRE) scores taken within the last five years -- waived for Fall 2021 applicants
  4. Resume showing a minimum of two years of work experience, or equivalent (preferred but not required)
  5. Statement of interest in the program and field
  6. Indication of interest in a graduate assistantship, when applicable

Please contact Dr. Nancy Lough, IPSM Program Coordinator at or call 702-219-9521.