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Master's in Sport & Athletic Administration

The sport industry is a big business across the world with nearly unlimited potential for those who want to begin or enhance their career. From professional sports to college athletic departments to coaching, Gonzaga's Master of Arts in Sport and Athletic Administration gives you the edge you need to succeed in the industry you love.

Expand your Skills

Being passionate about sports is not enough to make a career in the sport industry. Our program helps you understand the influence of sport in society and develops your skills in the following categories:

  • Marketing & Communication
  • Media Relations
  • Facilities Management
  • Leadership Development
  • Risk Management
  • Financial Analysis
  • Title IX Competency
  • Community Outreach
  • Team Building

Develop your Career

The Bureau of Labor Statistics reports on average professionals with a master’s degree earn $12,000 more a year than those with a bachelor’s degree. Some of the career opportunities that may be available to you:

  • Marketing & Communication
  • Media Relations
  • Ticketing & Sales
  • Sport Facilities Management
  • Team & Game Operations
  • Account Executive
  • Intercollegiate Compliance
  • Athletic Director
  • Academic Advising

Extend your Reach

The Gonzaga University brand is well known in the sports world and beyond. Earning your degree from Gonzaga adds prestige to your resume. You will also become a part of Gonzaga’s vast alumni network. Our graduates work at many sport organizations including:

  • Seattle Seahawks
  • Seattle Storm
  • New York Mets
  • U.S. Women's Basketball
  • Spokane Chiefs
  • Spokane Indians
  • Gonzaga University
  • University of Hawaii
  • University of Utah

Stretch your Mind

You will gain real-world experience with an internship. Here is a partial list of where our graduates have interned:

  • Seattle Mariners
  • Baltimore Orioles
  • Cleveland Indians
  • Washington Football Team
  • Fiesta Cactus Bowl
  • Tacoma Rainiers
  • Spokane Hoopfest
  • Gonzaga University
  • Texas A&M University

Online or On-Campus Options


Ashley Blake, MASAA Alumna, wearing a blue shirt with white background

Ashley Blake

CEO, Spokane Sports

“MASAA is just a tremendous opportunity to differentiate yourself. The world of sports administration is highly competitive and it’s important that you get a leg up. You’re given an opportunity to really lean into that and give it your full effort.”

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Cody Wright

Ticket Services Coordinator, Spokane Indians

"MASAA has been an awesome experience. It has helped build my confidence and leadership skills, and I've met so many great people along the way."

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Aviyon Fisher

Football Operations Assistant, Seattle Seahawks

“Everyone here wants you to succeed.  I could not see myself elsewhere. I don't think I would be where I am today with the Seattle Seahawks, without them.”

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Amanda Ballestero

Entertainment & Promotions Coordinator, Buffalo Bisons

“I really love the faculty. They are really passionate about teaching us and getting us to where we need to be. They were always there for us, even outside of school. That is something I didn’t really see in my undergrad.”

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Matthew Demchuk

Premium Seating Sales & Service Rep, Toronto Blue Jays

“Anything that you feel like you need to learn in a degree specific to sports, Gonzaga’s MASAA program has it all.”

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Anna Coffman

Director of Field Hockey Operations, Stanford Athletics

“I chose Gonzaga because of the internship experience. They provided a lot of connections and resources for us as students to pursue careers we wanted to and then eventually obtain those careers in sport.”