Sport and Athletic Administration (MASAA)

Gonzaga University

24 months
1160 USD/credit
1160 USD/credit
Tuition fee
Apply date
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The sport industry is a big business across the world with nearly unlimited potential for those who want to begin or enhance their career. From professional sports to college athletic departments to coaching, our Master’s in Sport and Athletic Administration gives you the edge you need to succeed in the industry you love.


An integral part of the program is the internship, in which candidates acquire skills and experience under the supervision of an advisor and a site administrator. The emphasis is on training candidates to administer programs in accordance with best professional practices. Graduates of the program earn a degree from an academically respected university with a top 10 NCAA brand.

Students move through the program as a cohort, with a new cohort starting each fall. The on-campus curriculum is designed as a 34 semester credit program with an average two year completion time for full time students. Students entering in the fall semester can usually complete the program requirements within the two years provided they take six to nine credits per semester. The online program differs as classes are offered in an accelerated fashion with two courses (approximately 8 weeks in duration) taken each semester.

Students can usually complete the program in six semesters, provided they follow the recommended course sequence schedule. During the past few years, some of the institutions and organizations which have hired our alumni, include: The University of Oklahoma Athletics, Georgetown University, Washington State University, University of Arizona, Illinois State University, Boise State University, Drake University, Ohio University, Texas State University, Lewis and Clark State College, North Idaho College, Lake Forest College, Gonzaga University, Oregon School Activities Association (OSAA), Whitworth University, Dixie State College of Utah, Spokane Community Colleges, Washington Nationals (MLB), Hillsboro Hops (Minor League Baseball), Spokane Indians (Minor League Baseball), Spokane Chiefs (Western Hockey League), Lethbridge Hurricanes (Western Hockey League), Mizuno, Spokane Regional Sport Commission, Spokane Youth Sports Association (SYSA), Volleyball of the Rockies, The Dirty Dash, and more

Programme Structure

Courses Include:

  • Sport and Athletic Promotions
  • Sport Media and Communication
  • Ethical and Legal Aspects in Sport and Athletic Administration
  • Sport and Athletics in the Social Context
  • Research Methods and Statistics in Sport and Athletics
  • Sport and Athletic Finance
  • Administration of Physical Education, Athletics and Sports
  • Sport and Athletic Administration Internships I - III
  • Capstone Experience

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


IELTS or TOEFL needed


  • Semi-structured
  • Continuous support with feedback on request
  • Individual work/assignments (with online group discussions), Online group works/assignments

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.
3 (required)
GMAT admission requirements GMAT The Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) is a test intended to assess certain analytical, writing, quantitative, verbal, and reading skills in written English for use in admission to a graduate management program, such as an MBA. GMAT contains 4 sections - Analytical Writing Assessment, Integrated Reasoning, Quantitative and Verbal. The score has a range from 200 - 800.

English requirements

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).
6.5 (required)
TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at desiganated 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.
88 (required)
PTE Academic admission requirements PTE Academic PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English Academic) is a language test that enables students to demonstrate their writing, listening, speaking, and reading skills when applying to study in English. The score refers to a total score which ranges between 10 and 90.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Complete the online application and pay the $50 application fee (pay at the end of the online application).
  •  Provide official transcript from each college or university attended. A cumulative grade point average (GPA) must be above a 3.0 on a 4.0 scale.
  • If your GPA falls below a 3.0, please include an explanation of GPA statement.
  •  If you previously attended Gonzaga or are a current student, please note that Gonzaga University transcripts are ordered by the Graduate Admissions Office on your behalf.
  • Provide a minimum of two recommenders Request letters of recommendation through the online application.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    1160 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 1160 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    1160 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 1160 USD per credit and a duration of 24 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.

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