MS Sport Administration

April 01, 2022
30 credit hours
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What is Sport Administration?

A Master’s in Sport Administration gives you the skills needed to work in the field of athletics. Behind the scenes, there are many jobs that make the product on the court or field happen. 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 in Sport Administration Online from the University of Cincinnati will help you stay ahead of the competition.

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

University of Cincinnati’s Online Master in Sport Administration

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

The University of Cincinnati brings decades of faculty experience directly to you with our 100% online sport administration masters program. 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 exam. Our curriculum is focused on blending theory and practice. Our faculty have 40+ years of experience applying these concepts in the real world.

Students of SPAD:
Professors of SPAD:

David KelleyJason SImmonsMIchael OdioMatt Huml

Summer 2022 Waived Aplication FeeProgram Offerings

  • 100% online. No campus visit required.
  • Asynchronous scheduling means you can complete coursework on your time.
  • Financial aid available.
  • Create a course schedule that fits your life. Full time students can graduate in as little as 1 year.
  • Designed for full- or part-time students.
  • A student success coordinator will work with you from start to graduation.
  • Start dates in spring, summer, and fall.
  • Transfer credit may be applicable.

Accreditations and Rankings

  • The University of Cincinnati and all of its regional campuses are accredited by the Higher Learning Commission.
  • Top tier of America’s Best Colleges by U.S. News & World Report.


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.

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Women Leaders in College Sports

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.


Career Options

Careers in the sports industry vary greatly. With a Sport Administration Masters 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 directorOnline Student - Sport Administration
  • Facility management
  • Sales, marketing, and promotions
  • Intercollegiate athletics administration
  • Coach
  • Public Relations director
  • Event coordinator
  • Marketing director
  • Fundraiser

Obtaining employment in sport requires a distinctive game plan that often draws heavily on face-to- face networking with industry professionals. That’s why we developed our online Master of Science in Sport Administration program to leverage the Bearcat Nation’s vast alumni network and UC faculty members with close industry connections.

Distance learners will benefit from a framework built specifically for work in sport including options to:

  • Connect directly with UC alumni and other sport professionals who hold positions relevant to individual career aspirations.
  • Volunteer and internship opportunities in the surrounding community are presented to the student base.
  • Develop personal and professional narratives to effectively communicate their story in sport.
  • Learn how to compose, package, and put finishing touches on a Capstone project to help you prepare and succeed in the job you want.
  • Work with faculty who will help formulate a transition plan for UC’s online MS in Sport Administration to the next career phase.

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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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