Master of Science in Sports Administration – Leadership Online

Deepen your impact beyond the field with a leadership-focused master’s degree that fits your strategy for career growth in athletics.

Next Apply Date: 6/10/24
Next Class Start Date: 6/24/24
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Program Overview

A quick look at your online master’s degree in sports administration – leadership program

Develop persuasive messaging techniques while discovering your own authentic leadership style in the Master of Science in Sports Administration – Leadership online program from Southeastern Oklahoma State University. Gain a relevant foundation in research methodology, sports administration, facilities management, event planning, finance and legal issues, risk management, athlete promotion, advanced statistics, coaching theory, strength and conditioning programming, and fundraising.

Choose electives to customize your degree to focus on your goals in sports studies, communication, leadership and administration, gender equity, and more. Ideal for working professionals, this flexible online master's in sports administration program enables you to broaden your peer network of athletics administrators while gaining valuable insight from our supportive faculty, many of whom have extensive experience as coaches, athletic directors, or sports nutritionists.

As a graduate of this M.S. in Sports Administration – Leadership online program, you will be prepared for advanced roles such as:

  • Athletic Director
  • Director of Operations
  • Facility Manager
  • General Manager
  • Event Marketing Manager
  • Athletic Director
  • Director of Operations
  • Facility Manager
  • General Manager
  • Event Marketing Manager

Also available:

Southeastern offers several unique areas of emphasis for the M.S. in Sports Administration online. Check out all our M.S. in Sports Administration online degree programs.

Total Tuition $10,410*
Duration As few as 12 months
Credit Hours 30

Accreditation

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The John Massey School of Business at Southeastern Oklahoma State University is accredited by AACSB International (AACSB).

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Why choose an SE online degree?

Our experienced faculty are experts in their fields and guide you through your program with one-on-one support. Specialized curriculum emphasizes connectivity and real-world applications.

Tuition

Our affordable tuition is designed for working adults

Southeastern Oklahoma State University offers students the opportunity to earn online degrees with affordable, pay-as-you-go tuition that includes fees.

Financial Aid

Financial aid is available for those who qualify. The first step in applying for financial aid is to file your Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). SOSU's Federal School Code is 003179.

Contact Us

Student Financial Aid Office
425 W. University Blvd.
Durant, OK 74701-3347

Phone: 580-745-2186
Fax: 580-745-7469
Email: [email protected]

Tuition breakdown:

Total Tuition $10,410*
Per Credit Hour $347

Calendar

Establish a timeline for your program that works for you

At Southeastern, you never have to wait long to get started on your online degree program. The chart below shows upcoming start dates along with important deadlines.

8 week coursesProgram Start DateApplication DeadlineDocument DeadlinePayment DueLast Class Day
Summer I5/6/244/22/244/22/246/1/246/23/24
Summer II6/24/246/10/246/10/247/15/248/11/24
Fall I8/19/248/5/248/5/249/15/2410/6/24
Fall II10/14/249/30/249/30/2411/1/2412/8/24

Now enrolling:

Apply Date 6/10/24
Class Starts 6/24/24

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Admissions

Get ready to apply for your sports administration leadership master’s

Southeastern Oklahoma State University's online M.S. in Sports Administration – Leadership program has specific requirements that applicants must meet to enroll. Please read the admission guidelines to ensure you qualify.

  • Online Application
  • Bachelor's Degree
  • Minimum 2.0 GPA
  • No GRE or GMAT required

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To meet the admission requirements for the M.S. in Sports Administration online program, applicants must meet one of the following criteria:

  • Bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited university with a minimum 2.75 overall GPA or minimum 3.0 GPA in the last 60 hours of courses, or
  • Bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited university with a minimum 2.0 overall GPA AND a current resume demonstrating two years of experience in the field of study—must be reviewed and approved by program coordinator, or
  • Bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited university and at least 6 hours in a graduate program from a regionally accredited university with a minimum 3.0 cumulative GPA and must be in good standing at previous university
  • No GRE is required for Southeastern Oklahoma State University online M.S. in Sports Administration programs
  • There is a non-refundable $30 application fee for both domestic and international students

The M.S. in Sports Administration degree online at SE allows a maximum of nine credit hours that can be transferred from another program with approval from the program coordinator.

International Application and Admissions Requirements: Please note, unfortunately, students with an F-1 visa are ineligible for online programs.

  1. Complete the application.
  2. Academic Records:
    • Original final post-secondary transcript(s) from each college or university attended within the United States.
    • Post-secondary records from outside the U.S. must be course-by-course analyzed by a NACES (www.NACES.org) educational credential evaluation service such as IERF or WES or ECE.
  3. English Proficiency: Internet-based TOEFL score of 79 or an IELTS Academic score of 6.5; taken within 2 years of enrollment.
    • For TOEFL, have your score report sent to Southeastern (institution code: 6657).
    • For IELTS, let us know your TRF number.
    • You do not need TOEFL or IELTS scores if you meet one of the following:
      • English is your first language from a country whose official language is English
      • You have a bachelor’s degree from a U.S. college or university
      • You have a bachelor’s degree from an English speaking country


Official sealed transcripts from all previous institutions should be sent to Southeastern Oklahoma State University:

Southeastern Oklahoma State University/Registrar
425 W. University Blvd.
Durant, OK 74701-3347

Email: [email protected]

Courses

Here are the courses for your online M.S. in Sports Administration – Leadership

For the leadership in sports administration master’s degree online, you will complete a total of 10 courses equaling 30 credit hours.

Duration: 7 Weeks weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Review and analysis of sociological phenomena related to sports.
Duration: 7 Weeks weeks
Credit Hours: 3
A study of research methodology and literature related to sports. The course is designed to develop correct application of research methods and statistical process decision-making relative to continuous improvement in coaching and sports management.
Duration: 7 Weeks weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Problems, policies and procedures involved in the administration of athletics.
Duration: 7 Weeks weeks
Credit Hours: 3
This course is designed to study the management, financing, marketing and sponsorships of sports programs.
Duration: 7 Weeks weeks
Credit Hours: 3
A study in the planning and developing of sports facilities as well as event management.
Duration: 7 Weeks weeks
Credit Hours: 3
A study of current issues involving philosophical and administrative issues in physical education and sports.
Duration: 7 Weeks weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Legal aspects of sport administration, coaching, and teaching physical education. Topics include the analysis of legal issues such as liability, negligence, risk management, tort law, and application of sport law.
Duration: 7 Weeks weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Methods of teaching sport skills in a variety of sports. The purpose is to promote athletes' growth, development, and learning in all areas of sports. A study of the trends and issues related to the development and maintenance of athletic abilities in a variety of sports.
Courses may be substituted upon approval of the department chair and/or program coordinator.

Students must choose two of the following courses: 
Duration: 7 Weeks weeks
Credit Hours: 3
This course analyzes the theoretically based scholarly discipline of leadership science and its corresponding practicing behaviors. The leadership theories examined include the trait skills, behavioral, and situational approaches, path-goal and leader-member exchange theories as well as transformational, authentic, servant, adaptive, and inclusive leadership. Additional topics assessed include followership, gender as a leadership, leadership ethics and team leadership.
Duration: 7 Weeks weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Persuasion is a cooperative act and key to effective leadership. In this course, you will focus on developing persuasive messages to persuade teams, networks, and decision-makers. This study will emphasize message structure and form, request strategies, and audience factors that contribute to message acceptance or rejection.
Duration: 7 Weeks weeks
Credit Hours: 3
This course explores the similarities and differences in women and men’s communication strategies and language choices. Of particular interest to this course are sex-role stereotypes and normative audience expectations, as well as power dynamics and the “doublebind” faced by women when communicating leadership. Students will learn effective communication strategies for leading and managing diverse teams and workplace relationships.
Duration: 7 Weeks weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Through examination of case studies, biographies, and interviews, this course explores women's opportunities and challenges in leading the non-profit and for-profit organizations. This study emphasizes women's voices in leadership, leadership theory, and how gender facilitates and disrupts opportunities to lead.

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