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Master of Science in Sports Administration – General Online

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About the Program

Complete in as few as 12 months
30 credit hours
$330 per credit hour

The M.S. in Sports Administration – General online degree program is designed to prepare you for management or administrative opportunities in professional sports, intercollegiate or interscholastic athletics, sports facilities and sports marketing and management agencies.

In addition to core requirement courses in the sports administration and sports science disciplines, the Master of Science in Sports Administration – General emphasis provides graduate students support coursework which focus on nutritional strategies, the development of strength training programs to maximize athletic performance, and advanced coaching techniques.

The Master of Science in Sports Administration program is designed to prepare you for management positions in the sports industry. Choose from four unique areas of emphasis: General, Business, Educational Leadership, or Native American Leadership.

Also available:

"The Sports Administration degree covers a lot of different areas—anything from sports science to a little bit of sports medicine."

–Aaron Cornell, M.S. in Sports Administration student


Why earn an M.S. in Sports Administration from SOSU?

Hear what our dedicated faculty and students have to say about our affordable programs, which cover real-world topics and prepare students for a variety of career paths in athletics.

Online Courses

For the Master of Science in Sports Administration – General online program, you will complete a total of 10 courses equaling 30 credit hours.

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Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

A cross-disciplinary course that provides students with a broad foundation of the various sub-disciplines of sport and exercise science including the anatomical, biomechanical, physiological, nutritional and psychological bases of human movement.

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

A study of current issues involving philosophical and administrative issues in physical education and sports.

Duration: 7 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   |   Credit Hours: 3

Review and analysis of sociological phenomena related to sports.

Duration: 7 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   |   Credit Hours: 3

Problems, policies and procedures involved in the administration of athletics.

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

This course is designed to study the management, financing, marketing and sponsorships of sports programs.

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

A study in the planning and developing of sports facilities as well as event management. Emphasis: 6 hours.

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

The study of nutrition as it relates to human energy production, utilization during exercise, fitness, and sports performance. Special emphasis is given to energy needs for specific types of physical activity, current theories related to weight gain/loss, the relationships between diet and training for optimum performance, and sports performance-enhancing substances.

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

The theoretical and practical applications of strength training and conditioning. Special emphasis is given to the development of sport- and event-specific strength and conditioning programs, sports-specific performance demands, and individual performance optimization. Programs shall be based upon the performance requirements associated with musculoskeletal strength and flexibility, body composition, cardiovascular endurance, and nutritional recommendations.

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

Individual skills and their incorporation into game strategy. Comparative examination of offenses and defenses.

Note: Other elective courses may be selected at the discretion of the department's Graduate Committee.


At SOSU, we offer multiple start dates throughout the year so 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, such as when your application should be submitted and when payments are due.

Term Start Date Application Deadline Document Deadline Registration Deadline Tuition Deadline Last Class Day
Spring 2019 3/11/2019 2/25/2019 2/25/2019 3/8/2019 3/8/2019 5/5/2019
Summer 2019 5/13/2019 4/29/2019 4/29/2019 5/10/2019 5/10/2019 6/30/2019
Summer 2019 7/1/2019 6/17/2019 6/17/2019 6/27/2019 6/27/2019 8/18/2019
Fall 2019 8/26/2019 8/12/2019 8/12/2019 8/23/2019 8/23/2019 10/13/2019
Fall 2019 10/21/2019 10/7/2019 10/7/2019 10/18/2019 10/18/2019 12/15/2019

Tuition & Financial Aid

Southeastern Oklahoma State University offers its students the opportunity to earn their online degree with affordable, pay-as-you-go tuition and the convenience of tuition that includes fees.


Per Credit Hour Per Three Credit Hour Course Per Program
$330 $990 $9,900* total tuition, including fees

Additional Fees

Application: $20
International Student Application: $55

*Tuition and fees as of Fall 2017. University reserves the right to change tuition and fees at any time.

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



Southeastern Oklahoma State University's online M.S. in Sports Administration program has specific requirements that applicants must meet to enroll. Please read the admission guidelines to ensure you qualify. If you have any special circumstances that need further clarification, please contact us at 844-515-9100.

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.

The M.S. in Sports Administration degree online at SOSU 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. Scan and email #2, #4 and #5 to International Student Services at

  1. Complete Profile (this will also serve as the application)
  2. Academic Records:
    • Original final post-secondary transcript(s) and diploma(s) from each college or university attended. If your transcript is not issued in English, we require the original document as well as an English translation done by your school(s) or a professional translating company. Original = issued by a school or examination board with an official signature and school stamp or seal.
    • Post-secondary records from outside the U.S. must be analyzed by a NACES educational credential evaluation service such as IERF or WES or ECE. For IERF, students need to choose the "detailed report" option and select Southeastern Oklahoma State University from the menu. IERF will send the evaluation of your records to our International Student Services office.
  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, let us know your registration number and 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:
      1. English is your first language
      2. You have a bachelor’s degree from a U.S. college or university.
  4. Financial Support: Submit a Graduate Affidavit of Financial Support along with an original bank statement stamped and signed by a bank official (within 6 months of your enrollment) demonstrating that your sponsor has a liquid US$ balance that covers the cost of your enrollment at Southeastern for the first year of your degree program. All documents must be in English. If not, an English translation must accompany the original.
  5. Passport Name Page: Copy of the biographic page of your passport showing your name, date of birth, passport number and expiration date. If dependents will accompany you to Southeastern, provide copies of their passport biographic pages, along with marriage and birth certificates, as applicable, to verify your family relationship.
  6. US $55.00 Application Fee: This is not refundable. You have two options for making the payment:
    • Credit card: Call the Southeastern Business Office (+1-580-745-2350) with a credit card number and your Student ID (we will e-mail your student ID number to you after you submit the Complete Profile). Note: Please tell the Business Office that you are an international applicant.
    • Money order: Pay to Southeastern Oklahoma State University (in US$ and with your name on it).

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