Sport Management Doctoral Program
Gary Sailes Has Scholarship Named After Him
Gary A. Sailes now has a scholarship bearing his name. For the past several years, Gary Sailes had been endowing the Graduate Diversity Scholarship for the North American Society for the Sociology of Sports. This year, at the annual conference, the Board of Directors renamed it The Gary A. Sailes Graduate Diversity Scholarship.
New Arrivals for Sport Management Faculty
Congratulations to Dr. Choonghoon Lim and Sejin on the arrival of Shihyun and Dr. Antonio Williams and Crystal on the arrival of AJ! We look forward to Shihyun and AJ being part of the IU sport management doctoral “Class of 2038”!
IU sport management faculty members published two books in 2013 with the release of Dr. Gary Sailes’ Sports in Higher Education: Issues and Controversies and Dr. Paul M. Pedersen’s Routledge Handbook of Sport Communication.
Dr. Gary Sailes' Modern Sport and the African American Experience is listed in the International Olympic Committe (IOC) New publications catalog.
Sport Management Faculty Receives Award
Congratulations to Dr. Patrick Walsh who secured the “Best Professional Paper Award” at the recent conference of the Sport Marketing Association (SMA). Dr. Walsh’s manuscript (“Sport Teams as Brand Extensions: A Case of Taiwanese Baseball”) was selected as the top paper from the 174 submissions to the SMA Conference! Also, congrats to Matt Blaszka who was awarded the “Best Student Paper” (“An Examination of Sport Consumers’ Twitter Usage”) at the same conference.
Sport Management Faculty Receive Recognition
Doctor of Philosophy in Human Performance
Emphasis in Sport Management
3.0 GPA required for graduation
2013-14 Sport Management Doctoral Officers. From left to right: Ryan Vooris (Vice President for Research), Hansol Hwang (Vice President for Marketing), Juha Yoon (Vice President for Communications), Ju Young Lee (Vice President for Activities), and Dae Yeon Kim (President)
Admission procedures for all graduate programs in the School of Public Health-Bloomington include the following:
- Applications are accepted and reviewed at all times. Accepted students may commence their doctoral studies in the Fall, Spring, or Summer. The online application for graduate program admission is submitted electronically. Applicants who are unable to submit the online application should submit the paper-based application to:
The School of Public Health-Bloomington Records Office
1025 E. Seventh Street, Room 115
Bloomington, IN 47405-7109
- The applicant must submit official transcripts of all undergraduate and graduate coursework. Although a student may not have completed coursework at the time of application, conditional admission may be made on the strength of the student's work up to the time of application. An official, final transcript from an accredited institution attesting to the awarded degree must be submitted before the student can be formally admitted.
- The applicant should request three people to complete Application Recommendation Forms on his or her behalf. Writers of references should have sufficient knowledge of the applicant's abilities to make informed judgments about the applicant's ability to succeed in a graduate degree program. Online recommendation forms are included in the online application. If you prefer, you may download and print paper copies and distribute them to your recommenders, who should complete them and send them to the School of Public Health-Bloomington Records Office.
- The applicant is requested to submit a small photograph with the application materials (optional).
- Graduate Record Examination scores must be submitted.
- International applicants whose native language is not English must submit TOEFL scores. A minimum TOEFL score of 550 on the paper-based test, or 213 on the computer-based test is normally required for admission to all graduate degree programs. In those exceptional instances in which TOEFL scores are not available, other evidence concerning English proficiency may be considered. All entering international students whose native language is not English will be required to take the Indiana University English language examination prior to registration for course work. Appropriate remedial English courses may be prescribed on the basis of test results.
- Online applicants will pay a nonrefundable application fee by credit card when submitting the electronic application. Those submitting the paper application must pay the same fee by check or money order, using the graduate application fee return envelope provided.
Further Admission Requirements Prerequisites
Although most applicants for the doctorate generally have backgrounds in the area of specialty, the possession of degrees in these fields is not a prerequisite to admission. However, qualified applicants who have deficiencies in academic or professional background may be required to take specific courses or acquire specific experience as prerequisites to degree course work. Credit hours earned in courses prescribed for this purpose ordinarily cannot be included in the 90 credit hours required for the degree.
Admission to Doctoral Study in the Department of Kinesiology
Acceptance into the sport management Ph.D. program is based on a variety of requirements, including the availability of an advisor (chair/mentor). Contacting a potential advisor his highly recommended before submitting an application. In addition to securing an advisor, successful applicants for the sport management doctoral program in the Department of Kinesiology are expected to have high Graduate Record Exam (GRE) scores, an undergraduate GPA of at least 3.0, and a graduate GPA of at least 3.5. Furthermore, for international students whose native language is not English, a TOEFL score is required of at least 550 on the paper-based test, or 213 on the computer-based test (CBT), which equates to 80 on the internet-based test (IBT).
Availability of Advisor
Admission to the doctoral program is dependent on the availability of a faculty advisor in the area of study. The possible advisors are Drs. Fielding, Sailes, Lim, Clavio, Walsh, Williams, and Pedersen.
Sport Marketing & Management Faculty (from left to right): Dr. Paul M. Pedersen, Dr. Larry Fielding, Dr. Galen Clavio, Dr. Gary Sailes, Dr. Choonghoon Lim, Dr. Patrick Walsh, and Dr. Antonio Williams.
The Sport Management Doctoral Program has seven faculty members:
- Dr. Paul M. Pedersen - Florida State University
- Dr. Larry Fielding - University of Maryland
- Dr. Galen Clavio - Indiana University
- Dr. Gary Sailes - University of Minnesota
- Dr. Choonghoon Lim - University of Maryland
- Dr. Patrick Walsh - University of Minnesota
- Dr. Antonio Williams - Indiana University
Individuals with further questions are encouraged to contact Dr. Paul M. Pedersen, Director of the Sport Management Doctoral Program. Dr. Pedersen can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Keep up with what's going on in the Sport Management and Communication program by checking out the program blog.