For policies governing all undergraduate degrees, see Academic Policies. Students should also review Mason Core requirements.

Internship Application

The internship is a 12-credit capstone course taken at the end of a student's academic program. Students must have earned 90 credit hours and met the specific prerequisites to be eligible for the internship (SPMT 490 Internship (Mason Core)). The internship is designed to be a capstone experience for each student in the sport management degree program. 

The internship process begins with a mandatory meeting hosted by the internship coordinator. During the preliminary phase, students will develop learning goals and consult with faculty on viable internship sites. Once the internship site has been selected, the student must complete 400 hours of an applied experience in sport management.

Throughout the internship, the student will be monitored by a site supervisor as well as a university supervisor to facilitate a meaningful experience.

Banner Code: E1-BS-SPMG

Degree Requirements

Total credits: 120

Mason Core Requirements

Written Communication6
Oral Communication3
Information Technology3
Quantitative Reasoning3
Introduction to Applied Quantitative Analysis (Mason Core)
Introductory Statistics I (Mason Core)
Global History3
Social and Behavioral Sciences3
Global Understanding3
Natural Science7
Synthesis/Capstone 1
Total Credits37

Professional Sequence

SRST 200History of Sport and Leisure in America3
SPMT 201Introduction to Sport Management3
SPMT 241Practicum3
SPMT 302Philosophical and Ethical Dimensions of Sport3
SPMT 304Sport, Culture, and Society3
SPMT 405Sport Venues and Events3
SPMT 412Sport Marketing and Sales3
SPMT 420Economics and Finance in the Sport Industry3
SPMT 430Sport Communication3
SPMT 440Global Perspectives in Sport3
SRST 450Research Methods3
SPMT 455Governance and Policy in Sport Organizations3
SPMT 462Sport Business Law3
or RMGT 460 Sport and Recreation Law
SPMT 470Strategic Management and Leadership in Sport Organizations3
SPMT 475Sport Management Professional Development Seminar3
SPMT 490Internship (Mason Core)12
Total Credits57

Guided Electives

Any SPMT, SRST, RMGT prefix course (or pre-approved course by SPMT)9
Total Credits9


Select an additional 17 credits17
Total Credits17