Wayne State University

Sports Administration

"Choose a job you love, and you will never have to work a day in your life."  

Have you always dreamed of working in the sports industry?  The online Master of Arts degree in Sports Administration at Wayne State University can help make that dream a reality. 

The MA program in Sports Administration is designed to prepare students for a career within the broad spectrum of sports programs, agencies, and related organizations.  Our students gain knowledge and skills through coursework in four areas of specialization: Interscholastic Athletic Administration, Intercollegiate Athletic Administration, Professional Sports Administration, or Commercial Sports Administration. They also gain practical experience through an internship in the sports industry.

The online Master of Arts degree in Sports Administration is flexible in format: all course work can be completed online, and students can take classes on either a full or part time basis. Our classes are taught by leading industry professionals who help students learn and develop skills to be effective practitioners in the sports industry.  Students may tailor their program of study to meet specific educational and employment objectives, and will work with advisors who will develop a custom Plan of Work for each individual based on their educational background, experience, and goals. The MA degree program is ideal for those who want to continue their education while working and balancing other life commitments.  

The online Master of Arts Degree in Sports Administration requires the student to complete 30 hours of course work. The Plan of Work includes 24 hours of required course work, with the remaining courses to be selected in consultation with the graduate advisor. The sports internship requirement may be completed with an athletic organization anywhere in the U.S. or internationally. There is no residency requirement.

To learn more about the Master of Arts degree in Sports Administration at Wayne State University, please contact one of our advisors or complete your application online.  Admission to this program is contingent upon admission to the Graduate School and the Division.

Quotes from Students/Alumni:

“The Sports Administration program gave me the resources to  network with professionals who were doing exactly what I aspired to do. Most of these people still serve as mentors to me and advise me on my career path.”  

- Raina Harmon,’08; Assistant Women’s Basketball Coach; Central Michigan University