The Ph.D. in Education with a track in sport leadership is a multidisciplinary program that aims to prepare future sport management faculty. Annual funding, full tuition remission and teaching/research assistantships are available starting in fall 2016. Applicants with varying interests including, but not limited to, marketing, intercollegiate athletics, sport for peace and development, consumer behavior, media and communication, organizational behavior, economics, and policy are encouraged to apply.
The three-year program was created in conjunction with the Virginia Commonwealth University School of Education as a distinct track within the school's Ph.D. in Education. Currently, this program is limited to full-time, on-campus students only. While the program is firmly grounded in foundational research methods, the plan of study is flexible and a balanced blend of practical application, self-guided learning and applied research experiences. Most importantly, students will have direct and frequent collaboration with the four dedicated faculty with respect to teaching, research and service.