12 months
925 USD/credit 33300 USD/year
726 USD/credit 26136 USD/year
726 USD/credit 26136 USD/year
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A rewarding career with a sports organization awaits with Central Michigan University's Master of Arts in Sport Administration. This is a practice-based program, so you'll be involved with sports organization management throughout your program. You'll work with other students and be challenged to apply theoretical concepts to sport management roles.


A graduate degree in Sport Administration will prepare you for athletic coaching, sport management, or athletic administration roles. Our graduate students succeed in highly competitive internship opportunities. These include roles with the United States Olympic Committee, NASCAR, national teams, collegiate athletic departments, sport governing bodies, sports commissions, and various high school sports associations.You'll benefit from interdisciplinary courses including social, psychological, historical, scientific and philosophical perspectives on sport.

The Department of Physical Education and Sport offers graduate and research assistantships to students in the Sports Administration program. Some students also secure a graduate assistantship with University Recreation, Athletics, CMU Events or Ticket Central. We offer graduate students a unique opportunity to pursue research, teaching, or a wide range of sport management responsibilities while pursuing their degrees.

Program Highlights

As a sport administration student at Central Michigan University, you will benefit from:

  • Innovative instructional, athletic and recreational facilities.
  • Intercollegiate and intramural recreational sports for men and women.
  • Local chapters of the Sport Management Association.
  • Practical experiences in athletic training, coaching, sports administration, and teaching.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Administration of Sport and Athletics
  • Philosophical & Ethical Issues in Athletics
  • Athletic Facility Design and Management
  • Quantitative Applications & Data Based Decision Making in Sport
  • Sport and the Law

Key information


  • Part-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details
  • Fall: Rolling


36 SCH


On Campus

Academic requirements

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • A bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited institution
  • Along with the application, you’ll need to submit a $50 application fee
  • Submit a copy of your passport
  • Submit proof of English proficiency or your intent to study English upon arrival – unless you are from an exempted country where English is the primary language of instruction. 
  • You also may demonstrate English proficiency by completing the English studies program through CMU's English Language Institute. 
  • Applicants must provide a third-party course-by-course credential evaluation and document verification

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    33300 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 925 USD per credit during 12 months.
  • National

    26136 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 726 USD per credit during 12 months.
  • In-State

    26136 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 726 USD per credit during 12 months.

Living costs for Mount Pleasant

1000 - 1500 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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