M.Sc. On Campus Online

Recreation and Sport Administration

12 months
953 USD/credit 31449 USD/year
917 USD/credit 30261 USD/year
607 USD/credit 20031 USD/year
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This program from Western Kentucky University is designed to prepare professional Recreation and Sport Administration practitioners for a wide range of occupations.


The Recreation and Sport Administration program from Western Kentucky University offers six concentrations: General; Athletic Administration and Coaching; Facility and Event Management; Sport Media and Branding; and, Intercollegiate Athletic Administration.

  • The General concentration provides opportunity for study in a specialized area of recreation and sport as students select three elective courses in their area of interest. 
  • The Athletic Administration and Coaching concentration provides an opportunity for persons interested in interscholastic Athletic Administration and Coaching to gain knowledge, research and experience in this dynamic area. 
  • The Facility and Event Management concentration allows for professional development in the rapidly growing discipline of facility and event management. 
  • The Sport Media and Branding concentration is designed for students interested in sport media relations, sport branding, digital media production and distribution, and sport sponsorships. 
  • The Intercollegiate Athletic Administration concentration is designed for individuals looking to enter the field or professionalize their experience in intercollegiate athletics.

Joint Undergraduate Master's Program (JUMP)

This degree offers a Joint Undergraduate Master's Program (JUMP) which provides academically outstanding students the opportunity to complete both an undergraduate and graduate degree in approximately five years.  Contact the graduate program coordinator for additional information.


Western Kentucky University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award associate, baccalaureate, masters, specialist, and doctorate degrees.

Programme Structure

Courses Include:

  • Research Methods in Recreation and Sport
  • Recreation and Sport Administration
  • Recreation and Sport Facility Development
  • Legal Issues in Recreation and Sport
  • Fiscal Practices in Recreation and Sport
  • Public Relations in Recreation and Sport

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


33 SCH


On Campus, Online

Academic requirements

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • A bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university
  • An official transcript from the college or university granting the baccalaureate degree
  • A cumulative baccalaureate grade point average (GPA) of at least 2.75 on a 4.0 scale.  Applicants with a cumulative GPA between 2.5 and 2.75 may be considered for conditional admission if they have:
  • A GPA of at least a 2.75 on a 4.0 scale in the last 60 hours completed OR
  • A GPA of at least a 3.0 in the major content area on a 4.0 scale
  • A Statement of Professional Intent which adheres to the following guidelines. Statement should provide a sample of the applicant’s writing style and ability.  It should be 2-3 double-spaced pages in length and is expected to be well organized, clearly written, and error free.  

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    31449 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 953 USD per credit during 12 months.
  • National

    30261 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 917 USD per credit during 12 months.
  • In-State

    20031 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 607 USD per credit during 12 months.

Living costs for Bowling Green

900 - 1400 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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