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Master of Sport Administration (MSA)

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Graduate Degree

The UIU Advantage

Looking for an exceptional, convenient education to advance or kick off your career in sports? UIU’s Master of Sport Administration is delivered entirely online. As a graduate, you will understand the organizational, financial, personnel and technology issues involved in sport and sport business and have a greater understanding of the needs within athletic departments in high school, college, and professional sports.

Why Master of Sport Administration at UIU?

  • Your MSA follows a fast-paced, 8-week curriculum that is especially flexible, convenient and affordable for adult learners.
  • The MSA degree provides learners with the current theories, concepts, and learning models necessary to assume administrative, coaching and leadership roles in high school, higher education and sports business settings.
  • Graduates are positioned to make significant contributions to their respective sport organizations.
  • Learn from faculty who have real-world experience and are experts in the fields they teach; enjoy the support of helpful, caring staff who are there for you from start to finish.

Area of Emphasis

The degree is available with an emphasis in:

  • Sport Management


The Upper Iowa University Master of Sport Administration degree requires 36 semester credits of graduate-level coursework with a minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale for completion. A full-time course load is three semester credits per session (UIU has two sessions per semester).

Degree Requirements

18 Core Requirements

  • SA 501 Sport Administration 3
  • SA 503 Ethics in Sport 3
  • SA 515 Sport Communication and Marketing 3
  • SA 525 Sport Law and Contract Negotiation 3
  • SA 570 Research Methods in Sport Administration 3
  • SA 590 Capstone Seminar 3

18 Emphasis in Sport Management Credits

  • SA 510 Managing Intercollegiate Athletics 3
  • SA 520 Sport Finance 3
  • SA 565 Sport Sales and Professional Development 3
  • SA 575 Sport Facilities Management 3
  • SA 580 International Sport Management 3
  • SA 5xx Sport Administration Elective 3

MSA Vision Statement

The Master of Sport Administration Program of the School of Business and Professional Studies at Upper Iowa University is committed to establishing itself as a national leader in educating and preparing graduate students who maintain active, healthy lifestyles for leadership positions in sports organizations. Our success is dependent upon a diverse community of students, the support of alumni and friends, and faculty members who are uniquely qualified to lead the changing world of sports through valued partnerships and excellent service to sports organizations.

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MSA Courses

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Careers with an MSA

Graduates can find employment in a variety of fields, such as coaching, compliance, facility and event management, hospitality management, marketing, public relations, recruiting, sport information, sport management (Olympic, intercollegiate, high school, youth), and student athlete affairs.

Tricia Vogel

Tricia Vogel, '20

Master of Sports Administration

The MSA program at Upper Iowa has been very beneficial to me and future career goals. I have learned practical knowledge that can be easily applied to my goals of becoming an athletic director. The professors in the MSA program were all very helpful and provided a great learning experience for me. I am glad that I chose Upper Iowa for my MSA.

UIU Locations for Master's Degree in Master of Sport Administration (MSA)

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Unique Course Schedule

Most graduate students take one course each eight-week session, allowing for higher comprehension, achievement and balancing of your studies with your other commitments.


When you’re ready to apply for your Master of Sport Administration, we’re ready to help you every step of the way.

Academic Support Services

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Dr. Michael Baptiste

Faculty Spotlight

Michael Baptiste, Ed.D
Interim Director of Master of Sport Administration Program

If I had to choose the one skill that is most important in the world of sport and business, it would be communication. With over 25 years of entrepreneurial sports business experience outside the classroom, I pride myself in my accessibility by email and cell phone seven days a week. I love answering student questions and encourage prospective students to contact me for more information. Reach out today, and to talk about your future in sports administration with a Master’s Degree from UIU