2020-2021 Graduate Catalog

Master of Arts or Science (MA/MS) in Sport Administration

Degree requirements

Students completing the Sport Administration degree must complete a minimum of 33 graduate credits. To earn a master of science degree courses must include 6 credits of a thesis project (THES 698). To earn a master of arts degree courses must include 3 credits of a research project (RES 697) or creative project (CRPR 698), or 6 credits of internship hours (SPTA 698). Students electing to complete a thesis (THES 698) must make a final oral defense.


33 credits

Core requirements

SPTA 611Sport Marketing and Promotions

3

SPTA 615Sport Law

3

SPTA 617Financial Principles in Sport

3

SPTA 676Sport Administration Theory and Policy Development

3

Directed electives

ACC 501Financial Accounting

3

AT 696Advanced Techniques in Athletic Training

3

ECON 509Survey of Economics

3

EDAD 600Introduction to Educational Leadership

3

EDAD 630Human Resource Development

3

EDAD 640The Educational Administrator and Public Relations

3

EDAD 686School Law

3

EDAD 687Legal Aspects of Education

3

EDAD 688School Buildings, Grounds, and Equipment

3

EDAD 698Seminar in Theories of Educational Leadership and Management

3

EDFO 631Philosophy of Education

3

MGT 500Managing Organizational Behavior

3

MKG 505Survey of Marketing

3

SEPS 609Sport Psychology

3

SEPS 644Psycho-Social Processes of Sport and Physical Activity

3

SEPS 690Sport Sociology

3

PR 660Public Relations Theories and Applications

3

PR 664Public Relations Evaluation Techniques

3

SPTA 603Sport Administration Ethics and Philosophy

3

SPTA 605Organization and Administration of Recreation Programs

3

SPTA 619Sport Facility and Event Administration

3

SPTA 620Seminar in Sport Administration

1 TO 6

SPTA 628International and Comparative Administration of Sport

3

SPTA 677Intercollegiate Athletics Policy

3

SPTA 691Historical Foundations of Sport

3

Total Credit Hours:9-12

Research requirements: 9-12 credits from one area

(choose one)

Master of Arts, internship

KINE 601Research Applications (Non-Thesis)

3

SPTA 698Internship in Sport Administration

6

Master of Arts, research paper/creative project

EDPS 641Introduction to Statistical Methods

3

KINE 601Research Applications (Non-Thesis)

3

 

RES 697Research Paper

1 TO 3

or

CRPR 698Creative Project

3 OR 6

Total Credit Hours:9-12

Master of Science, thesis

EDPS 641Introduction to Statistical Methods

3

EXSC 611Research Methods (Thesis)

3

THES 698Thesis

1 TO 6

Total Credit Hours: 33