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Master of Science in Sports Administration – Native American Leadership Online

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Program Overview

Discover why our online Native American leadership program stands out

This online Native American Leadership degree from Southeastern Oklahoma State University covers areas such as economic development, health and education, social services, culture and language, and tribal governance. The course curriculum provides students with a broad range of knowledge on topics that relate to Native Americans and their communities.

Tuition
$9,900* Total Tuition, Including Fees
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as few as 12 months Program Duration
Credit Hours
30 Credit Hours
Tuition
$9,900* Total Tuition, Including Fees
Calendar
as few as 12 months Program Duration
Credit Hours
30 Credit Hours

In addition to core coursework that includes subjects such as sports administration, finances and fundraising, this program offers additional coursework that includes Ethnohistory (the study of ethnographic cultures and indigenous customs by examining historical records) and current topics in Indian Country.

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Areas such as economic development, health and education, social services, culture and language, and tribal governance will be studied to provide students with a broad range of knowledge as the topics relate to them or their communities.

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SOSU offers four unique areas of emphases in addition to the M.S. in Sports Administration online. Check out all our M.S. in Sports Administration online degree programs.

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"It's less than $10,000 to obtain a degree in sports administration... What I'm excited about is our options [General, Business, Educational Leadership, Native American Leadership]... that address the diverse needs of our students."

Kay DaigleKinesiology Department Chair/Associate Professor


Tuition

Learn more about our affordable tuition

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

Tuition
$330 Per Credit Hour
Tuition
$9,900* Total Tuition, Including Fees

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Additional Fees

Application: $25
International Student Application: $65
*Tuition and fees as of Spring 2019. 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.

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

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


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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.

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Admissions

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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.

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Bachelor's Degree Bachelor's Degree
Minimum GPA Minimum 2.0 GPA
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Bachelor's Degree Bachelor's Degree
Minimum GPA Minimum 2.0 GPA
Current Resume Current Resume

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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

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.

  1. Complete the application. There is a non-refundable $65 application fee.
  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

Prepare for your dream job with these unique online sports administration classes

For the M.S. in Sports Administration – Native American Leadership online, you will complete a total of 10 courses equaling 30 credit hours.

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KIN 5003: Sport in Society

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

Review and analysis of sociological phenomena related to sports.

KIN 5053: Applied Research & Statistics in 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.

KIN 5103: Administration of Athletics

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

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

KIN 5113: Sport Management, Finances, and Fund Raising

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

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

KIN 5123: Facility Management & Event Planning

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

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

KIN 5303: Contemporary Issues

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

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

KIN 5603: Legal Aspects

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.

KIN 5863: Skills, Strategies, Techniques for Coaching

Duration: 7 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.

Students must choose two of the following courses. Other elective courses may be selected at the discretion of the department's Graduate Committee.

NAL 5013: Current Topics in Indian Country

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

The course will examine issues that directly impact the daily operations of tribal governments and the tribal members of those governments. The course will highlight areas from a broad range of topics with the understanding that these topics of interest are constantly changing and developing. Areas such as economics development, health and education, social services, culture and language, and tribal governance will be studied so to provide the students with a broad range of knowledge as the topics relate to them or their communities.

NAL 5213: Native Education

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

This course is a survey of historical and contemporary developments regarding native education. Conflicting values at a personal, tribal, state and federal level will be explored, along with the results of such governmental policies. The course will give careful examination to the Meriam Report, Kennedy Report, Indian Education Act of 1972, Johnson-O'Malley Act of 1934, No Child Left Behind, Esther Martinez Native American Languages Preservation Act of 2006, and current policy as it is developed. The course will begin with a historical perspective on Indian education prior to the arrival of Spanish and European influences.

NAL 5243: Ethnohistory of Native Peoples

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

Ethnohistory is the study of ethnographic cultures and indigenous customs by examining historical records. It is also the study of the history of various ethnic groups that may or may not exist today. Ethnohistory of Native Peoples uses both historical and ethnographic data as its foundation. Its historical methods and materials go beyond the standard use of documents and manuscripts. Practitioners recognize the utility of such source material as maps, music, paintings, photography, folklore, oral tradition, site exploration, archaeological materials, museum collections, enduring customs, language, and place names.


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