Masters In Sports Management
Credit Hours
Years (Avg.)
Class Type
100% online, 8-week
Transfer Credits
Transfer in up to 50% of the degree total
Next Start Date
Jan 13, 2020

Jumpstart Your Future in Athletics Administration with Liberty’s Online Sports Management Master’s Degree

Liberty University’s online master’s degree in sports management is designed for sports enthusiasts with a desire to lead athletes both on and off the field. A master’s degree from Liberty will give you an edge over the rest of the competition seeking a career in the multi-billion-dollar sports industry. In about two years, you can see yourself move from the crowd to the court with our Master of Science in Sports Management online program. We are excited to partner with you as you turn your love for sports into an exciting career.

Why Choose Our Master’s in Sports Management Degree?

In addition to our regional accreditation, the master’s in sports management degree online provides prestigious accreditation by the Commission on Sports Management Accreditation (COSMA). COSMA’s external quality verification means your degree is not only recognized by the Department of Education but also has the stamp of approval from a reputable sports management accrediting agency. Having a COSMA accredited degree may give you a competitive advantage as you seek career opportunities in sports management.

Our Master of Science in Sports Management online is a great option if you are seeking a thrilling career in the sports industry. Whether your passion is to become an athletic director, sports agent, or another professional in sports management, our master’s degree in sports management can help get you there. With an online master’s in sports management, you can personalize your degree to focus on the aspect of sports that interests you the most. Areas of study include coaching and athletic administration, outdoor adventure sports, sports administration, and tourism. In each area of study, you can choose between a thesis track or non-thesis track with an internship. Liberty’s master’s in sports management degree is offered completely online, allowing you to remain active in your job, with your family, and in your community without the worry of having to take courses on campus.

What Will You Learn in Our Master’s in Sports Management Degree?

Behind the scoreboard lies an industry that is constantly changing. Liberty University’s master’s in sports management degree can help you adapt to the developments and advances taking place in the fast-paced world of sports. By examining the background of sports, you will gain insight into the challenges and influences that helped shape the modern sports industry.

Each online sports management class will integrate biblical principles into the coursework so you can gain a better understanding of the financial, economic, ethical, legal, and social aspects pertaining to the sports industry from a Christian worldview. Liberty’s master’s in sports management degree is designed to help you maneuver successfully throughout the marketplace and exceed the set standards in the sports industry!

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Master’s in Sports Management Degree Highlights

  • By earning your Master of Science in Sports Management degree from a nonprofit university whose online programs ranked in the top 1% of more than 2,100 online colleges and universities for academic quality, affordability, and accessibility, you will be set apart from others in your field.
  • Tuition for all undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral programs has not increased in 4 straight years. While many other online colleges have raised tuition, Liberty has been able to keep costs low as a nonprofit university.
  • You can complete our Master of Science in Sports Management degree in about 2 years.
  • Networking opportunities with other sports enthusiasts in the program from around the country.
  • Customize your master’s in sports management degree with one of our many specializations.

Sports Management Degree Potential Career Options

  • Athletic facility manager
  • Athletics marketer/public relations specialist
  • Event planner
  • Sports broadcaster

Master’s in Sports Management Degree Information 

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Master’s in Sports Management Degree Military Benefits

Liberty University is dedicated to providing world-class educational experiences to military students across the globe. Whether you are a current service member, discharged or retired from service, or the spouse of a service member or veteran, we are here to support you every step of the journey.

As a thank-you for your dedication and service to our country, Liberty is honored to serve and support you in your pursuit of online education by offering the following benefits:

  • Tuition discounts – $275 per credit hour for graduate courses
  • Additional discount for veterans who serve in a civilian capacity as a First Responder (less than $625 per course)
  • Eight-week courses, eight different start dates each year, and no set log-in times

Admission Requirements for the Master’s in Sports Management

A regionally or nationally accredited bachelor’s degree with a 3.0 or above GPA is required for admission in good standing. Please visit our admission requirements page for more detailed admissions related information.

All applicants must submit the following:

  • Admission application
  • Application fee*
  • Official college transcripts
  • Unofficial college transcripts may be accepted with a completed official transcript request form**
  • Proof of English proficiency

*There is no upfront application fee; however, a deferred $50 application fee will be assessed during financial check-in. This fee is waived for qualifying service members, veterans, and military spouses – documentation verifying military status is required.

**An official transcript is needed within 60 days of acceptance or before non-attendance drops for the first set of matriculated classes, whichever comes first.

Master’s in Sports Management Degree Specializations

With our Master of Arts in Sports Management, you have the flexibility to personalize your degree to your unique personal and professional goals with one of our specializations.

Coaching and Athletic Administration (Non-Thesis Track)

Coaching and Athletic Administration (Thesis Track)


Outdoor Adventure Sports (Non-Thesis Track)

Outdoor Adventure Sports (Thesis Track)

Sports Administration (Non-Thesis Track)

Sports Administration (Thesis Track)

Tourism (Non-Thesis Track)

Tourism (Thesis Track)