Master of Sport Administration in Athletic Leadership

The Master of Sport Administration in Athletic Leadership prepares highly qualified mid-career professionals and recent higher ed. graduates to advance their coaching or athletic administration career. The program is designed for individuals who have successfully completed a baccalaureate degree and wish to pursue a master’s degree to advance their career and opportunities in the coaching or athletic administration arena.

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Note: DSU graduate programs are primarily online classes and do not support the F1 student visa process.


Official transcripts from all institutions attended.

One transcript must show you were awarded a baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited institution. The Admissions Office must have official transcripts (transcripts having an appropriate seal or stamp) of all your previous undergraduate and graduate records for your application to be considered complete.

A regionally accredited institution must grant the bachelor's degree.
You must have an overall undergraduate GPA of at least 3.0 on a 4.0 scale to attain full standing in the program. If you have a graduate degree, you may be admitted in full standing if the final GPA of that degree is at least 3.0 or equivalent. If you’ve taken any graduate course, the graduate GPA must be at least 3.0.

You must have adequate preparation in the field relevant to the degree being sought and must show potential to undertake advanced study and research as evidenced by academic performance and experience.

Personal statement

A written statement of professional goals in light of your philosophy including a description of your preparation in the field.

Your completed application will be forwarded to the Health, Physical Education & Recreation Department.  You will receive communication about how to schedule a time to speak with an advisor and enroll in classes.

The Master of Sport Administration in Athletic Leadership is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission.

Graduate Studies Director

Dr. Joan Oigawa Aus