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OHIO University Graduate Catalog 2019-20 
OHIO University Graduate Catalog 2019-20 [Archived Catalog]

Athletic Administration - MS

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Degree Title and Name:  Master of Science in Athletic Administration

Program Name and Number:  Master of Athletic Administration – MS8162

Department/Unit:  Department of Sports Administration

Delivery Mode:  Hybrid

Term(s) of Entry:  Fall, Spring, Summer

Program Overview:  The mission of the MAA program is to prepare students for leadership roles in interscholastic athletic administration. The MSAA online degree program is specifically designed to prepare teachers, coaches, and athletic professionals for a career in middle school or high school athletic administration.

The MAA program offers a convenient learning experience for students seeking to further their careers through practical knowledge and competencies. It is designed to provide students advanced opportunities working through realistic challenges and integrating learning experiences into their professional experience.

The MAA program is a lock-step, cohort-based program offered in an online format. It requires students to attend an Athletic Leadership Forum on the Ohio University Athens campus for 2.5 days during one summer term. The remainder of the instruction is provided online. The program can be completed in two years and students earn a Master of Science in Athletic Administration degree.

Program Learning Outcomes:

Upon completion of this program, students will be able to:

  1. Demonstrate an understanding of interscholastic athletic administration knowledge across disciplines.
  2. Develop professional skills and abilities relevant to interscholastic athletic administration.

Link to Program:  https://onlinemasters.ohio.edu/masters-athletic-administration/

Graduation Requirements:

The MSAA is a 36 credit hour, lock-step program. Students will take the following courses in six semesters.

  • SASM 6040 - Administration of Interscholastic Athletic Programs
  • SASM 6100 - Athletic Administration Seminar
  • SASM 6260 - Sport Governance and Policy Development
  • SASM 6420 - Ethics in Sport
  • SASM 6480 – Facility Management and Programming
  • SASM 6550 – Sport Marketing
  • SASM 6670 - Human Resource Management in Sport Organizations
  • SASM 6700 - Financial Administration of Sport Facilities and Programs
  • SASM 6280 – Legal Foundations of Risk Management in Athletics 
  • SASM 6800 – Seminar - Research Methods
  • SASM 6990 – Capstone Seminar in Sports Administration

Culminating Experience:  Capstone Seminar—Designed to examine current trends and issues in the study of interscholastic athletic administration.  The field of interscholastic athletic administration is in a dynamic state.  New theories, practices, and processes are constantly being developed.  Perspectives on these trends and issues will be analyzed by drawing on current literature and research.  Students will develop a professional portfolio by each student that highlights knowledge, skills and abilities developed through the MAA program.

Admission Requirements:

  • Regionally accredited bachelor’s degree.
  • Cumulative undergraduate GPA of at least 2.7 on a 4.0 scale in the last 90 quarter hours or 60 semester hours.
  • Minimum of two years of experience in interscholastic athletic administration, coaching or related experience.
  • Three letters of recommendation, one of which must come from an immediate supervisor, one of which must come from a current or former interscholastic administrator, and one of which must come from an individual who can speak to the candidate’s ability to handle graduate-level coursework.
  • Official transcripts from all degree bearing institutions at the bachelor’s level or higher and unofficial transcript for any additional college coursework.
  • A professional plan statement discussing your career goals, how the master’s degree will help you achieve those goals, areas or competencies that you expect the program will help you strengthen and what you plan to contribute to the learning community.
  • Current resume.

International Students:  This program does not permit full-time enrollment in residence at Ohio University, and an I-20 cannot be issued based on admission to this program.

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