18 months
21800 USD/year
21800 USD/year
Tuition fee
Apply date
Start date


Designed to enhance the skills of students at all levels of experience in the industry, the Master of Sports Leadership program prepares you to excel in diverse fields of sports-related occupations.

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The practice-oriented Master of Sports Leadership is structured to accommodate mid-career athletic administrators and coaches, as well as individuals seeking to prepare for careers in the sports industry. Developed in collaboration with Northeastern University 's Center for the Study of Sport in Society, the Master of Sports Leadership prepares you for a variety of sport-related occupations—whether it’s working with a professional or intercollegiate sports team, with a fitness club or wellness organization, or in marketing, communication, or sports management. 

Courses within this unique graduate degree examine the social and business issues that are critical to sports leadership. This practice-oriented degree provides you with a well-rounded educational experience—equipping you to advance your career in the sports industry.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Developing Your Leadership Capability
  • The Ethical Leader
  • Sports Management
  • Sport in Society
  • Leadership and Organization in Sport
  • Sports Law
  • Sports Media Relations

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 18 months
  • Part-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines




On Campus

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).
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

  • Online application 
  • Statement of purpose (500-1000 words)
  • Professional resumé
  • Unofficial undergraduate transcripts
  • Two letters of recommendation: from individuals who have either academic or professional knowledge of your capabilities such as a faculty member, colleague, or mentor, preferably one from your current employer
  • English Language Proficiency Proof:
  • Official associate or bachelor's degree transcript from an accredited college or university in the U.S., stating degree conferral and date
  • TOEFL, IELTS, or NU Global Exam scores

Tuition Fee

  • International

    21800 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 32700 USD for the full programme and a duration of 18 months.
  • National

    21800 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 32700 USD for the full programme and a duration of 18 months.


Many students qualify for some form of financial aid or scholarships. We encourage all students who apply for admission to seek out these opportunities. Here are a few examples.

Double Husky Scholarship

Available to alumni who have graduated with a Northeastern University degree, provides a tuition discount of up to 25% on eligible programs. 

Graduate Dean’s Scholarship

Awarded to the incoming professional masters students based upon academic achievement. To be eligible, a student must be in the top 1/3 of their program’s incoming class. 

Diversity Fellowship

Each year a limited number of fellowships are awarded to graduate students in an effort to help the university achieve a more diverse graduate student body. 

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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