Sport Administration - M.S.Ed.

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Option to take classes on campus or online

The sport industry has been expanding rapidly, both in spectators and participants. As the industry grows, the need for administrators with specialized training becomes more complex and important. Sport Administration is an attractive field for young professionals. A degree in Sport Administration is widely recognized by industry professionals and gives graduates an important advantage when seeking employment. The University of Miami program in Sport Administration prepares individuals for a career in this field according to their personal and professional goals.

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On Campus Program

The curriculum is designed to allow the completion of degree requirements in a 12- or 18-month period. The Sport Administration degree requires the successful completion of 30 credit hours. All students complete the Sport Administration core courses which accounts for 27 credit hours. Students can complete the remaining 3 credit hours through sport industry internships and/or elective courses. A thesis option is also available to students and information about the curriculum required for this academic track can be obtained from a faculty advisor.

Sport Industry Program

The University of Miami has developed the Sport Industry Program (SIP) to recruit high quality graduate students to the Sport Administration Graduate Program and provide these students with a unique academic experience. A limited number of these positions are available. Students interested in participating in the SIP must be accepted and verify their intent to enroll in the Graduate Program by May 1st and contact their advisor to request consideration.

Benefits to Students

  • Tuition assistance ($10,000)
  • Placement in a 12 month internship – increased opportunity for professional development and mentoring
  • Completion of the graduate degree in 12 months
  • $1000 monthly stipend


Online Program

In addition to the on-campus Master’s in Sport Administration program, the School of Education and Human Development offers a Master’s in Sport Administration delivered 100% online. This program, taught by the same world-class faculty who teach in the on-campus program, enables you to earn the Master’s in Sport Administration no matter where you live and work.

To be a successful sport business professional you need a well rounded set of skills, whether you work in the front office, as an agent or an performance analyst. The material taught in our program is constantly changing to stay relevant, topical, and current. Also, while many sport management programs require 36 credits or more, UOnline’s master’s of sport administration requires 30 credit hours and can be completed in 20 months.

Become a well-rounded sport management leader with courses that cover:

  • Marketing
  • Administration
  • Law
  • Event Management
  • Sport Communications
  • Sport Analytics
  • Ethical Decision Making
  • Risk/Crisis Management
  • Athletics Administration for Education
  • Leadership
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Required Coursework

KIN 602 Fiscal Management in Sport Administration

KIN 603 Principles of Sport Marketing

KIN 604 Essential Leadership Skills in Sport

KIN 605 Sport Sponsorship

KIN 606 Ethical Decision Making in Sports

KIN 607 Legal Aspects of Sports

KIN 609 Advanced Sport Information Management

KIN 620 Contemporary Issues in Sport

KIN 601 Organization and Administration of Sports Programs

KIN 608 Advanced Globalization in Sport

KIN 610 Event Management

KIN 611 Field Experience in Sport Administration I

KIN 612 Field Experience In Sport Administration II

KIN 613 Field Experience in Sport Administration III

KIN 615 Practical Approach to Motivation and Ethical Decision Making

KIN 616 Advanced Sport Governance

KIN 617 Creative Approaches to Problem Solving and Conflict Management

KIN 667 Elements of Sports Psychology

KIN 690 Special Topics in Kinesiology and Sport Sciences

KIN 746 Research Methods in Kinesiology and Sport Sciences

KIN 799 Special Project

KIN 810 Master's Thesis

(2) KINXXX - See advisor for a list of restricted electives.

Program Contact

Program Director

Windy Dees
Associate Professor
Department of Kinesiology and Sport Sciences
Room: Merrick Building 317-3


For Admission Inquiries, contact:

Karina Rodriguez
Applicant Journey Representative


For Application Process Questions, contact:

Graduate Studies Office