MS Sport Administration

May 01, 2021
30 credit hours
May 10, 2021
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The University of Cincinnati brings decades of faculty experience directly to you with our 100% online Master’s in Sport Administration program. Our program prepares students to advance their careers in interscholastic athletics, intercollegiate athletics, or the professional sports industry.

Careers in the sports industry vary greatly. With a sport administration degree from The University of Cincinnati, you will have the business acumen combined with an understanding of the special nature of the sports industry that will prepare you for the competitive world of sports business. Examples of careers our graduates pursue include athletic directors, facility management, sales, marketing and promotions, preparing budgets, fundraising, and intercollegiate athletics administration.

Our program is designed for coaches and administrators working at every level in athletics – high school, college, professional, and Olympic. Each course provides training that is immediately applicable to your current position, whether you are new to the field or have years of experience.

Why Choose UC?

Sport Management Careers

Athletics are engrained in the culture of Cincinnati. Our city is the home of 3 professional sports teams, a handful of local colleges, and a robust high school sports scene. Our year-round sporting events and activities provide a lot of opportunities to grow and establish yourself in the industry.

If you are passionate about sports and interested in launching or advancing your career in the exciting field of sport management and administration, earning your master’s degree online from the University of Cincinnati will help you stay ahead of the competition.


UC Online has partnered with several organizations at both a state and national level. Through our relationship with the National Interscholastic Athletic Administrators Association (NIAAA), you will have the opportunity to complete the NIAAA certification program. Becoming a Registered Athletic Administrator or a Certified Athletic Administrator are both great options for helping to advance your career in athletics.

National Federation of State High School AssociationsNational Interscholastic Athletic Administrators AssociationOhio Interscholastic Athletic Administration Association Ohio High School Athletic Association

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Completely Online

Our curriculum allows you to complete coursework 100% online based on your schedule. We believe in an asynchronous scheduling approach. If you are busy during the week with other activities, you can do your coursework during the weekend or find a time that works best for you. Our faculty are available during the week when you need them. We know the hours of a Sports Professional differ and we want to help work around your lifestyle.

For those extremely motivated individuals, we offer the ability to complete the program in 1 calendar year. Our Student Success Coordinators will work with you from start to graduation to determine the best schedule that fits your lifestyle.

Real Life Experience

Our professors believe in the real-life applications of what you learn, not just teaching from textbooks or theoretical examples. That is why you will not take a single midterm or final. They believe in blending theory and practice. Our faculty have 40+ years of experience applying these concepts in the real world.  Check out some of the work our students have done.

UC Sports Administration program helps high schools attract much-needed athletic funding

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Women in Sports

Our Master’s in Sport Administration program is committed to diversity in the sport arena. Over 40% of our student population are females and 4 of our 8 faculty are women. In an industry that has been predominantly male driven in the past, we are committed to growing the number of females in the industry. UC Online has partnered with Women Leaders in College Sports to help grow this vision.


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The University of Cincinnati is one of the first institutions to offer online courses. Innovation in education is at the forefront of what we do. We have expanded the convenience and quality of our online learning to online degree programs. Today, we offer nearly 100 degrees from undergraduate to doctoral programs.

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