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Doctorate of Education, Global Sport Leadership

Global Sport Leadership

Online Doctor of Education Degree Program

 
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The Online Global Sport Leadership Doctorate of Education is an innovative, online doctoral program focused on developing the next generation of leaders and visionaries in the highly competitive world of academic and professional sports.


For those who are driven to lead and succeed, the Global Sport Leadership, Ed.D. offers a multi-faceted 100% online course delivery with global study abroad components to provide a world-class degree program and to deliver a global perspective of best practices from highly successful sports executives and dynamic academic faculty.


This program prepares students for both academic and professional career paths. It does NOT have a traditional dissertation. Instead, the culminating experience is a Doctoral Capstone Project, which will provide the student the opportunity to display learning gained throughout the program into one, seamless project experience.

NOTE: Attendance at an International Sporting Event is a program requirement.

 

Program of Study

Program of Study

"One of the greatest strengths of this program is that it is sufficiently distinct in scope and market. The program has great potential to meet a real need in the sport industry and to train future innovators."

- Dr. Michael Sagas, Professor and Chair, Department of Tourism, Recreation and Sport Management, University of Florida.

Below are examples of just a few of the courses within the program:

- Strategic Planning and Thinking for Global Sport Leaders
- Interpersonal Relationship in Sport
- Leading internal and external Sport
- Effect of Governing Bodies on Sport Leaders
- Interpreting and Applying Analytics in Sport
- International Model of Sport Leadership (two week field trip)

This program does NOT have a traditional dissertation. Instead, the culminating experience is a Doctoral Capstone Project, which will provide the student the opportunity to display learning gained
throughout the program into one, seamless project experience.

For more information including curriculum and graduation requirements visit ETSU Graduate Catalog Entry for the Global Sport Leadership, Ed.D. program or request information using the form at the bottom of the page.

Admission Requirements

Program Admission Requirements

All student, domestic and international, must meet all doctoral admissions requirements of the ETSU School of Graduate Studies as described in the graduate catalog. The following are required for admission into the Ed.D. in Global Sport Leadership:

Submission of a completed ETSU School of Graduate Studies application for admission to the program and payment of appropriate required nonrefundable application fee

One official transcript from each undergraduate and graduate institution attended, except previous coursework taken at ETSU. Applications will not be considered without all transcripts. International applicants must submit “Official or attested university records (including proof of all degrees received), with certified translations if the records are not in English. Records must be attested by the awarding institution; notarized copies and third-party attestations are not acceptable. Individual year marksheets from Indian institutions are required; summary marksheets will not suffice.”

A personal essay describing how this program can advance your career. Resume.
Official scores on the general portion of the Graduate Record Examination (GRE).

International applicants must submit certification of English proficiency. Graduate students whose native language is not English must submit a score of 79 (Internet-based), 550 (paper-based) on the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL), taken within the past two years; a score of 6.5 on the International English Language Testing System (IELTS); successful completion of the English Language Services Program at Level 112; or have received a degree from an accredited U.S. institution.

At least three letters of recommendation (at least two of which should be from academic sources such as previous professors) and a letter of support from the current employer. These letters should be submitted through the ETSU School of Graduate Studies online system.

Master’s degree in sport or related discipline with a minimum GPA of 3.0 on a scale of 4.0. International applicants should consult the ETSU Graduate Catalog for more specific information on requirements for countries using different grading scales.

At least 3 years of professional experience in collegiate, professions, or high school athletics. Exceptional applicants with less experience may be considered based on strengths of prior academic performance, the personal essay, and the

Letter of support from current employer.

Tuition Information

Tuition Information

The Global Sport Leadership Doctorate of Education is an innovative, online doctoral program focused on developing the next generation of leaders and visionaries in the highly competitive world of academic and professional sports.

For those who are driven to lead and succeed, the Global Sport Leadership, Ed.D. offers a multi-faceted 100% online course delivery with global study abroad components to provide a world-class degree program and to deliver a global perspective of best practices from highly successful sports executives and dynamic academic faculty.

What is the Cost?

The Global Sport Leadership program is an online doctorate of educational program that begins each fall and is designed to provide the sport practitioner a global view of leadership in a variety of sport settings.

The cost per-credit-hour for this program is:

$575 for Tennessee residents and
$630 for out-of-state students.

These totals includes tuition, fees, and field trips (with the exception of travel to the initial destination). If you are currently employed by a college, university, or other institution that may provide tuition reimbursement, please check with your Human Resource Department concerning options that may pay a portion or all of your tuition and fee expenses for you. 

 

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