2009-2010 Graduate Catalog

Master of Sport Administration Overview

Graduate Studies in Sport Administration
Bryce Sullivan , Dean, College of Arts and Sciences

Trevor F. Hutchins, Associate Dean, School of Education


The Master of Sport Administration (M.S.A.) is designed to prepare individuals for work in the sport industry, as well as in schools and colleges as teachers and/or coaches. It gives the graduate student the opportunity to gain knowledge and skills through an advanced curriculum in sport administration and through internship experiences in the sport field. The management and marketing of events, facilities and programs is emphasized, as is the ability to design, administer and evaluate sport programs.


The goals for the Master of Sport Administration are:

  1. Each student will have the opportunity to work closely with a sport organization that is best suited to the student's interests and career goals.
  2. Each student will develop the knowledge and practical skills required by sport organizations.
  3. Successful placement of graduates in the sport industry.


Each graduate will:

  1. Attain the skills required by sport organizations.
  2. Have established networks with prospective employers.
  3. Develop effective written and oral communication skills

Admission Policies and Procedures

To be considered for acceptance as a graduate student, the applicant's file must include the following:

  1. Graduate admission application along with a $50 application fee.
  2. An undergraduate degree from an accredited college or university.
  3. Transcripts which indicate at least a 2.75 cumulative undergraduate grade-point average on a 4.0 scale or 3.0 average in the last 60 hours of university credit.
  4. Applicants must present scores from the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) or Graduate Management Admissions Test (GMAT).
  5. Two letters of recommendation addressing capabilities for graduate study.
  6. Resume and a statement of professional aspirations.
  7. Applicants will interview with the selection committee before final approval.

Final approval for admission to the program will be determined by the department chairperson and representatives from the Sport Administration Admissions Committee.