Sport Administration - M.A.
School of Foundations, Leadership and Administration
300 White Hall
The Master of Arts degree in Sport Administration provides students a knowledge base in management theory and application in sport settings. The program culminates with an internship, research project or thesis.
Fully Offered At:
- Kent Campus
- Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university for unconditional admission
- Minimum 3.000 undergraduate GPA on a 4.000 point scale for unconditional admission
- Official transcript(s)
- GRE, MAT, GMAT or approved equivalent standardized test if GPA is below 3.000
- Goal statement
- Two letters of recommendation
- English language proficiency - all international students must provide proof of English language proficiency (unless they meet specific exceptions) by earning one of the following:
- Minimum 550 TOEFL PBT score (paper-based version)
- Minimum 79 TOEFL IBT score (Internet-based version)
- Minimum 77 MELAB score
- Minimum 6.5 IELTS score
- Minimum 58 PTE score
- Minimum 110 Duolingo English Test score
For more information about graduate admissions, please visit the Graduate Studies admission website. For more information on international admission, visit the Office of Global Education’s admission website.
Program Learning Outcomes
Graduates of this program will be able to:
- Demonstrate the knowledge and experience necessary to become successful as a professional in the sport industry.
- Apply theoretical and practical knowledge of the industry in a professional career.
- Engage and expand the number of international promotional, scholarly and educational research/presentation opportunities in the profession.
|EVAL 65510||STATISTICS I FOR EDUCATIONAL SERVICES||3|
|or EVAL 65511||RESEARCH IN EDUCATIONAL SERVICES|
|SPAD 65008||SOCIOLOGY OF SPORT AND PHYSICAL ACTIVITY||3|
|SPAD 63018||ETHICS IN SPORT||3|
|SPAD 63091||RESEARCH SEMINAR||1|
|SPAD 65033||SPORT LAW||3|
|SPAD 65039||FINANCIAL ASPECTS OF SPORT||3|
|SPAD 65042||LEADERSHIP OF SPORT||3|
|SPAD 65045||SPORT MARKETING||3|
|Major Electives, choose from the following: 1||6-9|
|PSYCHOLOGY OF COACHING|
|MULTIVARIATE ANALYSIS IN EDUCATIONAL RESEARCH 2|
|FACTOR ANALYSIS IN EDUCATIONAL RESEARCH 2|
|LEADERSHIP IN EDUCATION ORGANIZATIONS|
|TOURISM DEVELOPMENT AND RECREATIONAL TRAVEL|
|ADMINISTRATION OF LEISURE SERVICES|
|EVENT PLANNING AND PRODUCTION|
|HISTORY AND CURRENT ISSUES IN COLLEGIATE ATHLETICS|
|SALES MANAGEMENT IN SPORT AND ENTERTAINMENT|
|CHANGE YOUR MIND, GAME AND LIFE|
|SPORT IN FILM|
|DYNAMICS OF LEISURE BEHAVIOR|
|SPECIAL TOPICS IN SPORT ADMINISTRATION|
|CONTEMPORARY ISSUES IN SPORT MANAGEMENT|
|SOCIOLOGY OF SPORT AND PHYSICAL ACTIVITY|
|ORGANIZATION AND MANAGEMENT OF SPORTS PROGRAMS|
|CONTEMPORARY SPORT LAW|
|SPORT IN HIGHER EDUCATION|
|SPORT PROMOTION AND FUNDRAISING|
|FACILITY MANAGEMENT AND OPERATIONS|
|INTRAMURAL AND CLUB SPORT ADMINISTRATION|
|Thesis or Non-Thesis Option, choose from the following:||3-6|
|INTERNSHIP IN SPORT ADMINISTRATION 3|
|Minimum Total Credit Hours:||34|
Students who select the non-thesis option must select 9 credit hours of concentration electives to meet the overall minimum credit hours for the degree.
Students choosing SPAD 65092 may be required to complete state or Federal background checks for their practicum or internship experience.