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Georgia Southern online Master of Science in Sport Management named a top program by College Affordability Guide

Individuals working toward a Master of Science in Sport Management online at Georgia Southern University are in one of the nation’s top programs, according to

The website has the program listed as the 16th best in the country. College Affordability Guide examined every university in the nation with online degrees in sport management or a related discipline while making the list.

Program coordinator for the graduate sport management program, Christina Gipson, Ph.D., said she is proud of the program’s balance of quality and affordability.

“As graduate degrees become a common requirement for employment in the sports industry, Georgia Southern is excited that we can offer a quality program that is both challenging and affordable,” Gipson said. “We are happy that recognized our value for students interested in furthering their knowledge.”

To be included in the ranking, universities had to have a not-for-profit status and a minimum enrollment of 500 students. The rankings also examined the financial cost of the universities as well as how the workload is distributed once students are enrolled in the program.

The 36-credit hour program, housed in the Waters College of Health Professions, is designed to provide academic preparation and practical experience in the skills and techniques necessary to be successful in the sport business and leisure field. Students are able to earn their degree in as little as 24 months or as their schedule permits.

Georgia Southern University, a public Carnegie Doctoral/Research institution founded in 1906, offers 141 degree programs serving more than 27,000 students through nine colleges on three campuses in Statesboro, Savannah, Hinesville and online instruction. A leader in higher education in southeast Georgia, the University provides a diverse student population with expert faculty, world-class scholarship and hands-on learning opportunities. Georgia Southern creates lifelong learners who serve as responsible scholars, leaders and stewards in their communities. Visit


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