The Department of Sports Administration offers three preeminent and nationally recognized graduate programs. They are the Master of Sports Administration (MSA) program, the Professional Master of Sports Administration program (Professional MSA), and the Master’s program in Athletic Administration (MAA).


Master of Sports Administration
Ohio University became a pioneer in the field of sports administration by establishing the first specialized academic sports administration/management program of its kind in the United States. Since its inception in 1966, the program has been recognized as the premier professional training institution for candidates seeking careers in sports administration. More than 85% of its graduates are employed in key positions in the sport industry. Alumni loyalty and the reputation of the program translate into a wide variety of excellent internship and employment opportunities. To learn more...

Professional Master of Sports Administration
The Professional MSA program, built upon the existing on-campus MSA program, is designed specifically to provide the practicing sport professionals with the opportunity to further develop their leadership potential and refine their critical thinking and problem solving skills while keeping their full-time jobs. Specifically, practicing sport professionals who engage in our online MSA will develop a better understanding of current issues in marketing, sales, facility and event management, law, ethics, and research in the sport industry. Upon completion of the degree, students will have demonstrated increased knowledge of the sport industry and possess new sales, management and marketing skills that will enable them to advance their careers within the competitive sport industry.  To learn more...

Master of Athletic Administration
In 2003, Ohio University launched the nation's first athletic administration program designed specifically to meet the needs of individuals who desire to pursue a career in interscholastic athletic administration. This is an online program developed in collaboration with the National Interscholastic Athletic Administrators Association (NIAAA). To learn more...

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Department of Sports Administration
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Athens, Ohio 45701

Louis Iglesias
Fax: 740-593-0539