Online Master's in Sport Administration

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Are you ready to become one of tomorrow’s sport industry leaders? The University of Cincinnati brings decades of faculty experience directly to you with our 100% online Master of Science in Sport Administration.

Designed for sport industry professionals with experience in intercollegiate or interscholastic athletics, the UC Online MS of Sport Administration will help you develop the skills needed to take your career to the next level. Our students gain expertise in:

  • Sales
  • Development
  • Corporate partnerships
  • Finance
  • Public relations and marketing
  • Facility and event operations
  • Compliance
  • Student-athlete support services.

Earning your master’s from the University of Cincinnati can give you a competitive advantage in the job market, preparing you to advance into leadership roles in high school and college athletics.

With UC Online, you receive a world-class education from a true sports town – no matter where you live. The flexibility of online education allows you to complete your degree in as little as one year for full time students.



As a UC Online MS in Sport Administration student, you will receive a high-quality, autonomous learning experience to help you achieve your career goals. The program is tailored for industry professionals who want to specialize in advanced careers in interscholastic or intercollegiate athletics. Our courses are designed around real world applications and research-based best practices.

The program will build on your professional experience and help you further grow in areas such as risk management, policy development, event management, and marketing. View our sample curriculum to learn about course offerings, such as Strategic Athletic Marketing and Communications, Sport Finance and Budgeting, Sport and Social Context, and Athletic Governance and Compliance.

Your MS in Sport Administration will culminate in a capstone project where you will demonstrate mastery of your new learnings. You will select an industry partner, with faculty approval, to tackle a real-world challenge in your area of interest.

Our faculty are experienced practitioners in high school and college athletics. They are here to support you in your leadership journey, guiding you with their experience and knowledge of the sport industry. The University of Cincinnati is regionally accredited by the Higher Learning Commission.


Sport Administration Careers and Opportunities

While completing your degree, you will also have the opportunity to complete the National Interscholastic Athletic Administrators Association Certification Program. Completion of the program will prepare you for employment as an athletic director, public relations director, facility manager, director of operations, and more. Students pursuing an online MS in Sport Administration from the University of Cincinnati are strongly encouraged to gain first-hand industry experience during their course of study.


Learn more about earning your Master’s in Sport Administration degree online today!

With an undergraduate GPA of 3.0 or higher, the GRE is not required to enroll in the program. There are three enrollment dates throughout the year in the spring, summer and fall. Visit the academic calendar page for more information on start dates.

Ready to learn more about University of Cincinnati Online’s Master’s in Sport Administration program? Request more information today. Ready to apply? Start your application now.

Why choose University of Cincinnati Online for Your Master of Science in Sport Administration?

One year completion time – for students who enroll full-time and complete 12 credit hours per semester.

NIAAA certification program - Complete the National Interscholastic Athletic Administrators Association Certification Program while completing this degree.

Post-graduation opportunities – An online master’s in Sport Administration from the University of Cincinnati can give you a competitive advantage, preparing you to take your career to the next level. Graduates have attained positions in college athletic departments across the country, and leadership positions within high school athletics. 

Focused curriculum– Receive a high quality, autonomous learning experience aligned with your career goals in interscholastic or intercollegiate athletic administration.

World-class faculty - University of Cincinnati faculty offers more than 30 years of combined, real-world experience in high school and college athletics.

Dedicated advisors - University of Cincinnati Online faculty advisors are always ready to support you throughout the program.

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