Master's Degree in Sports Management - Sports Administration Degree
Credit Hours
Degree COSMA
Class Type
100% online, 8-week courses
Transfer Credits
Transfer in up to 50% of the degree total
Next Start Date
May 13, 2024

Become a Leader in Sports with Our Master’s in Sports Administration Degree Online

Do you have a desire to take your love of sports and combine it with a passion for leadership? If so, Liberty University’s master’s degree in sports management with a specialization in sports administration is the degree program for you! A sports administrator works with athletic organizations to improve sports programs, create profitable programs, and manage teams, facilities, and departments.

Our master’s degree in sports administration focuses on the business side of sports to provide a more in-depth look at the industry and the opportunity to specialize in a growing field. By earning a degree in sports administration, you will be prepared to lead with confidence as a manager in athletic departments, sports teams, and athletic associations.

Why Choose Liberty’s Master’s in Sports Management Sports Administration Degree Online?

Best Online Masters In Sports Management DegreesIf you have a love of sports that goes beyond the game to sports management and administration, then our Master of Science in Sports Management Sports Administration degree online should be at the top of your list. Our online program will build your professional skill set and résumé as well as show you how to impact those in your community through sports.

Additionally, the Master of Science in Sports Management is accredited by the Commission on Sport Management Accreditation (COSMA), making your degree and training well-respected in your field. We also incorporate biblical principles into our master’s in sports administration degree to blend academic excellence with personal integrity so you can be qualified to lead by example.

Benefits of Earning a Master’s Degree in Sports Management – Sports Administration

  • Convenient 8-week, 100% online courses
  • Increased job opportunities in the field of sports management
  • Professors with years of real-life experience teaching your online master’s in sports management courses
  • Transfer in up to 50% of your required classes (visit the transfer policy page for more information)

What Will You Learn in Our Master’s in Sports Management – Sports Administration Degree Online (Thesis-track)?

Liberty University’s Master of Science in Sports Management with a specialization in sports administration will provide you with the opportunity to delve deeper into the training and skills you’ll need to communicate as a leader and administrator in sports management careers. Throughout this degree program, you will study ethics in sports management, marketing, public relations, and sports outreach. In our sports administration specialization, you will be provided with training in event and facility management, sports development, sales, and leadership techniques.

If you pursue the thesis track of our sports management degree, you will develop a thesis proposal and then research and defend your thesis when it is completed. Completing your thesis is valuable, especially if you wish to pursue a doctoral degree. Oftentimes, thesis projects may be published for public consumption so you can become known as an expert in your subject.

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Master’s in Sports Management Program Highlights

Here are a few more reasons why our online master’s in sports management – sports administration will be a good fit for you:

  • We are recognized by multiple institutions for our academic quality, affordability, and accessibility. Our commitment to excellence also helped us rank in the top 10% of’s best online schools in America. Earning your online M.S. in Sports Management – Sports Administration degree from a nonprofit university with this kind of recognition can help set you apart from others in your field.
  • The majority of tuition for undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral programs has not increased in 9 years. While many other online colleges have raised tuition, Liberty has been able to keep costs low as a nonprofit university.
  • Liberty University’s online Master of Science in Sports Management is accredited by the Commission on Sport Management Accreditation (COSMA).
  • You can complete this degree program in less than 2 years.
  • Solve real-world sports industry problems through the guided research of the integrated thesis project.

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    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)
    • 8-week courses, 8 different start dates each year, and no set login times (may exclude certain courses such as practicums, internships, or field experiences)

    Potential Career Options with a Degree in Sports Administration

    The online master’s in sports management degree will open the door to these potential careers:

    • Athletic event planner
    • Coach
    • Promotion and development administration
    • Sports management information professional

    Admission Requirements for the Master of Science in Sports Management – Sports Administration

    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 submitted with a completed official transcript request form**
    • Proof of English proficiency (for applicants whose native language is other than English)

    *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.