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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, our Master’s 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 organizations including:

  • Seattle Thunderbirds
  • Seattle Storm
  • U.S. Women's Basketball
  • USA Basketball U16
  • Spokane Chiefs
  • Spokane Empire
  • 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 Redskins
  • Fiesta Cactus Bowl
  • Tacoma Rainiers
  • Spokane Hoopfest
  • Gonzaga University
  • Texas A&M University

Online or On-Campus Options