Sports Administration

Ohio University

Master Online
21 months
17341 USD/year
17341 USD/year
16950 USD/year
Tuition fee
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For the fourth year in a row, Ohio University's Professional Master of Sports Administration program has been ranked the best online program in the world by SportBusiness Professional. 


Key facts:

  • We believe the combination of online education and in-person residencies provides the best experience for sport business graduate education and professional development. 
  • The Professional Master of Sports Administration program offered by Ohio University is designed for working sport professionals to advance their education without putting your career on hold. The curriculum is delivered in a manageable, online format that provides students with a master’s level understanding of core sport business principles. But you'll also learn outside the classroom through engaging class projects, symposiums, and networking opportunities. 
  • More than 85 percent of our 1,700+ graduates are employed in key positions within intercollegiate athletics, professional sports, public assembly facilities, sports tours, motor sports, corporate sports organizations, sports media, and the entertainment industries. The loyalty of our alumni and the reputation of the program translate into a wide variety of networking and career development opportunities.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Leadership in Sports Administration
  • Sport Governance and Policy Development 
  • Management of Public Assembly Facilities
  • Sport Law
  • Sport Business Revenue Strategies
  • Human Resource Management in Sport Organizations

Key information


  • Part-time
    • 21 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

If you would like to join the cohort that will start the program in August 2021, apply by November 30, 2020, for maximum consideration.




36 alternative credits



Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).
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Other requirements

General requirements

To be admitted to Ohio University's Professional MSA program, you must generally meet the following requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree from accredited institution
  • Three or more years of professional work experience in the sport industry
  • GPA of 3.0 or higher
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • Current resume
  • Official/certified transcripts (sealed) from all institutions of higher education attended
  • Professional statement
  • No GMAT or GRE required
  • TOEFL or IELTS required if English is not your first language

Tuition Fee

  • International

    17341 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 30348 USD for the full programme and a duration of 21 months.
  • National

    17341 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 30348 USD for the full programme and a duration of 21 months.
  • In-State

    16950 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 29664 USD for the full programme and a duration of 21 months.


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.

Getting a Student Visa

This is an online programme. You can attend from the comfort of your chair! So you don't need a student visa!

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