Graduate Academic Catalog 2019 - 2020 
    Jun 13, 2024  
Graduate Academic Catalog 2019 - 2020 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Sport Administration, M.A.

Program Director: Jim Ave, Ph.D.


The program is designed for students with or without a background in sport administration, or those who are currently employed as sport administrators. The program will provide advanced knowledge in sport leadership and administration, sport marketing, revenue and finance, sales and sponsorship to position students for sport administration positions. Students are expected to be working or volunteering in the sport administration field during the fall and spring semesters.

Admission Requirements:

  • Application form and fee.
  • One current reference form.
  • 2.75 or greater GPA. Individuals with a GPA below 2.75 must submit the following:
    • A letter of explanation if GPA is below 2.75.
    • Resume including all related professional and extracurricular experiences.
  • Official transcripts verifying a bachelor's degree in sport administration, sport management, business, kinesiology, physical education, or related area from a regionally accredited institution.

Master of Arts in Sport Administration Mission Statement

The mission of the Master of Arts in Sport Administration is to prepare individuals to become exemplary and scholarly sport administrators and leaders by providing educational opportunities to achieve academic, social, spiritual, professional, and personal development.

Program Student Learning Outcomes

  1. Analyze disciplinary content knowledge/theories and modes of inquiry that form the basis for sport administration practice.
  2. Apply disciplinary content knowledge and theories to affect their sport administration and leadership abilities.
  3. Apply continuous professional learning to further his or her own professional development, to be an advocate for the sport administration discipline, and to be a responsive and reflective sport administrator.
  4. Evaluate leadership theories to identify and develop their own sport administration leadership philosophy.
  5. Analyze ethical and moral situations that are related to sport, teaching physical education, coaching sports, practicing athletic training, and administering sport programs using the values, principles, and standards of one's profession. 

Program Length/Semester Starts

The Master of Arts in Sport Administration starts in the fall semester and is 4 semesters or 16 months in length.

Locations Offered