Program in Sport Venue and Event Management Falk College of Sport and Human Dynamics Syracuse University

Program in Sport Venue and Event Management Falk College of Sport and Human Dynamics Syracuse University

Syracuse, NY
student ratio
total students
Not Reported
average amount to complete degree
March 15
fall application deadline
acceptance rate
1 Degree Offered
degrees offered


M.S. Program in Sport Venue and Event Management at Syracuse University's Falk College

The Master of Science (M.S.) in Sport Venue and Event Management program at Syracuse University provides knowledge, skills, and hands-on experience in managing multi-purpose sports and entertainment venues and related events. It trains students to think analytically and conceptually in applying sport venue and event management principles to real world situations.

Upon graduation, students are fully prepared to meet the growing demand for highly-skilled professionals in this specialized field. They may obtain positions managing stadiums and arenas; managing and programming events; managing technological operations; and marketing stadiums, arenas, and events, as well as coordinating public relations.

M.S. in Sport Venue and Event Management Curriculum

The program's interdisciplinary curriculum consists of 36 credits of core and elective courses as well as a practicum and other experiential opportunities. Core courses include in-depth coverage of content areas such as facility management, event management, finance, marketing, and human resources as they relate to sports venues and events.

Elective courses cover many subjects related to sports and event management including digital advertising, marketing, media law, new media business, operations management, social media, and supply chain management.

Experiential Learning

Students have the unique opportunity of working at the Syracuse University Carrier Dome, the only multi-purpose, domed stadium on a college campus. Students also complete nine credit hour practicums at numerous other local and national sports and entertainment venues.

Graduates of the program have opportunities to utilize the program's extensive network of industry connections towards finding positions with industry leaders like Aramark, AEG, and Disney, as well as professional and collegiate sports organizations and a variety of other venues and events settings.

Admissions Requirements

Admission criteria for the M.S. in Sport Venue and Event Management degree program include undergraduate transcripts with at least 3.0 GPAs, GRE scores (GMAT scores by special request), and TOEFL scores (for international students). Each student also needs to submit three letters of recommendation, a resume, and a personal statement. Applicants to the program are required to submit a video interview.

Financial Aid

Financial aid, including federal loans, college scholarship credits, and paid graduate assistantships is available.

Highly-skilled Faculty Members

Faculty members for the M.S. in Sport Venue and Event Management degree program are drawn from the Falk College Department of Sport Management, School of Information Studies, S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications, and Martin J. Whitman School of Management. These highly skilled scholars and professionals bring an abundance of real world experience to the classroom.

Dr. Chad McEvoy is the graduate program director and is a leading expert in revenue generation in the sports industry and has worked extensively in intercollegiate athletics. McEvoy has published two textbooks and more than 20 research articles in the leading sports scholarly journals. His research has been cited in top media outlets including USA Today, The Wall Street Journal, and The New York Times.

Professor Rick Burton, one of the program's expert faculty members, was the chief marketing officer for the U.S. Olympic Committee at the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing, China. His research and commentary have been featured in several publications including Sport Marketing Quarterly, Marketing Management, Wall Street Journal and Industrial Marketing Management.

Dr. Rodney Paul is an expert on sports economics and finance, including one of the most accomplished publication records in the entire sport management discipline. His research and commentary have been published in The Journal of Sports Economics, International Journal of Sport Finance,, National Public Radio and Applied Economics.

Dr. Gina Pauline has worked in management at the Eastern Collegiate Athletic Conference and Big East Conference. She has expertise in event management, pedagogy, and women in sport, and her research has been published nationally and internationally.

Graduate Student Life at Syracuse University's Falk College

Graduate students at SU enjoy many educational, cultural, recreational, and social activities within the campus community. For example, students can choose from more than 200 organizations; take dance classes and use fitness facilities; join sports teams and performing arts groups; and participate in student-run broadcast, print, and radio media.

Students can also enjoy concerts, movies, art exhibits, plays, intercollegiate sports, and other on-campus entertainment options. They may also venture off campus to enjoy galleries, museums, theatre, music, and festivals.

Additionally, students can participate in service projects and attend lectures to broaden their civic and academic experiences.

David B. Falk College of Sport and Human Dynamics

The David B. Falk College of Sport and Human Dynamics trains students to promote the well-being of individuals at all life stages, their families, and their communities within a social justice framework. Students learn through scholarship, practice, advocacy, civic engagement, and entrepreneurial endeavors.

They pursue undergraduate and graduate degrees in the following departments: child and family studies; marriage and family therapy; public health, food studies, and nutrition; social work; and sport management.

Syracuse University (SU)

Established in 1870, Syracuse University is a private institution of higher learning located in Syracuse, New York in the northeastern region of the United States.

Through 14 schools and colleges and several research centers, SU offers more than 21,000 students outstanding academic programs that foster innovative thinking, bold choices, and entrepreneurial attitudes.

The university also cultivates a diverse community that embraces students from various ethnic, cultural, and financial backgrounds. In fact, 25.1% of SU's students are part of minority groups, and 79% of its students receive financial support.

Syracuse, New York

As the 5th most populated city in New York, Syracuse offers a variety of cultural, athletic, entertainment, and shopping options as well as many civic, educational, and employment opportunities.

For example, students can enjoy the Syracuse Symphony Orchestra, Syracuse Chiefs Baseball, Syracuse Crunch Hockey, JazzFest, and Winterfest; visit the Everson Museum of Art and Rosamond Gifford Zoo; and shop at Destiny mall.

Furthermore, Syracuse is within driving distance of vibrant cities like Boston, Massachusetts; New York City, New York; and Toronto, Canada. Thus, students can explore an eclectic array of cultures and environments.

Location & Contact

Program in Sport Venue and Event Management

Falk College of Sport and Human Dynamics
Syracuse University

Syracuse, NY 13244
United States

Mr. Jeff Pauline

Graduate Program Director J

Phone: 315-443-2630
Fax: 315-443-2562

Ms. Felicia Otero

Director of Admissions

Phone: 315-443-5555
Fax: 315-443-1018

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Degrees & Award

  • Degrees Offered
    • Major Degree Levels Offered
    • Sports Management Master of Science (MS)
  • Degrees Awarded
    • Master's Degrees 13
    • Doctoral Degrees Not reported
    • First Professional Degrees Not reported
    • Other Advanced Degrees Not reported
    • * Shows the number of degrees awarded for the last academic year that data was reported.
  • Earning Your Degree
    • Part-time study available? No
    • Evening/weekend programs available? No
    • Distance learning programs available? No
    • Terminal master's degree available? Not reported
  • Degree Requirements
    • Master's Degrees Not reported
    • Doctoral Degrees Not reported
    • First Professional Degrees Not reported
    • Other Advanced Degrees Not reported


65% of applicants are admitted.
  • Acceptance Rate
    • Applied 40
    • Accepted 26
    • Acceptance Rate 65
    • Enrolled 15
  • Applying
    • Application Fee - Domestic $75
    • Application Fee - International $75
    • Electronic applications accepted? Yes
    • Applications processed on a rolling basis? Not Reported
  • Application Deadlines
    • Type Domestic International Priority Date
    • Fall deadline March 15th Not Reported Not Reported
    • Winter deadline Not Reported Not Reported Not Reported
    • Spring deadline Not Reported Not Reported Not Reported
  • Entrance Requirements
    • Master's DegreesGRE, undergraduate transcripts, three recommendations, and resume, personal statement
    • Doctoral's DegreesNot Reported
    • First-Professional's DegreesNot Reported
    • Other Advanced DegreesNot Reported
    • International DegreesTOEFL required, TOEFL iBT

Tuition & Fees

  • Tuition & Fees *
    • Tuition & FeesNot Reported
    • *Average dollar amount (tuition & fees) required to complete the degree
  • Financial Support
    • Financial award applicants must submitFAFSA
    • Application deadlines for financial awardsJanuary 1
    • Types of financial support availableNot Reported

Student Body

  • Gender
    • Total Graduate Students21
    • Female Percentage52%
    • Male Percentage48%
  • Participation
    • Total Graduate Students21
    • Part-time Percentage19%
    • Full-time Percentage81%
  • Ethnicity
    • Hispanic / Latino0%
    • Black / African American13%
    • White / Caucasian73%
    • American Indian / Alaskan Native0%
    • Asian0%
    • Native Hawaiian / Other Pacific Islander0%
    • Two or more races7%
    • Unknown7%