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Admissions - Sport Management

In order to apply to the Sport Management program, an application for admission to the Graduate School must be submitted directly to the Graduate School. Applicants must also supply two letters of recommendation and GRE scores to complete the application.


To be eligible for admission to the Graduate School at NIU and the MS in Sport Management Program (program #232), a student must meet the following criteria:

  • Have earned a bachelor's degree from an accredited institution with a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.75 on a 4.0 scale
  • Scored a minimum of 286 (verbal and quantitative combined scores) on the Graduate Record Examination (GRE)
    • note: if your undergraduate GPA is 3.0 or above from an accredited university, students can request a waiver of the GRE (contact Dr. Steve Howell at for more information)
  • Provided a written statement of academic and professional goals


Steve Howell
Director of Graduate Studies
(815) 753-1157


Steve Howell

Rod Caughron

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Department of Kinesiology and Physical Education 
Anderson Hall 221
DeKalb, IL 60115
phone: (815) 753-1407
fax: (815) 753-1413

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