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Sports Administration, M.Sc.

Sports Administration, M.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
University rank #401 (WUR) , GA,
The Master of Science in Sports Administration degree program seeks to prepare graduates with professional skills and knowledge for careers in the $300-plus billion dollar sports business industry through an exceptional program inspired by excellence, vision, scholarship, leadership and entrepreneurship.


Potential career paths can be found in such areas as management, marketing, legal, risk management, financial, the media, promotions, public relations, communications, sports information, design, retail, manufacturing, and coaching. The following are examples of the industry segments: sports media, sports facilities and arenas, sports retail business, sport product manufacturing, sport club management, entrepreneurial enterprising, amateur and community sports enterprises, professional sports, sports travel and tourism, international sport management, college sports, and athlete representation and management. Other students have used the master's degree as a basis for continuing onto law school focusing on sport law, or a doctoral program to obtain a Ph.D. to become a sport management professor.

The GSU Sports Administration program is one of the oldest in the Southeast. It was started in 1984, providing a large alumni base.

The Sports Administration program’s faculty are among the leading researchers in the field. Dr. Brenda Pitts is the writer of many of the bestselling Sports Marketing textbooks. Dr. Cianfrone is an established researcher and has been a published author numerous times on the subject of advertising in sports and sports video games. Dr. Natasha Brison is a former sports agent with numerous publications in both law and business journals. Dr. Brison also holds both law and business degrees and is an alum of the program.

Atlanta is the premiere location for anyone interested in pursuing a career in sports, with many events being held just blocks from the Georgia State University campus. The wide scope of organizations in the area provides GSU students and graduates with numerous volunteer, internship, and job opportunities. Located less than 2 miles from the Georgia Dome, Phillips Arena, and Turner Field, the GSU Sports Administration program can offer many opportunities in the field of sports. Students are highly encouraged to get involved in the sports industry in Atlanta with this program.

Programme Structure

Courses Included:
  • Introduction to Sport Management
  • Budgeting and Finance in Sports and Recreation
  • Sport Management and Leadership
  • Cultural Aspects of Sport
  • Sport Marketing
  • Sport Law
  • Methods of Research in Education
  • Research Design
  • Marketing Research
  • Internship in Sports Management
  • Master’s Thesis
  • Seminar
  • Development and Revenue Generation in Sports
  • Sport Facility Management
  • Sport Communication and Media
  • Sport Marketing Field Research
  • Practicum in Sports Administration
  • Directed Readings and Research

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 24 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

This programme requires students to demonstrate proficiency in English.

Academic Requirements

Admission Requirements:
  • A submitted online application. Paper applications are not available.
  • A nonrefundable application fee of $50 is required for each application. This fee must be paid online by credit card.
  • One copy of official academic transcripts
  • Goal statement
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • Official GRE (Graduate Record Examination) scores. More information at
  • International applicants required to submit official TOEFL or IELTS scores and the Georgia State University’s International Applicant Immigration Form.

Tuition Fee

  • International Applies to you

    1243 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 1243 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.
  • National Applies to you

    382 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 382 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.
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  • Tuition fee per credit hour

Living costs for Atlanta

  • 1213 - 2210 USD/month
    Living Costs

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


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