Nov 28, 2023  
OHIO University Graduate Catalog 2021-22 
OHIO University Graduate Catalog 2021-22 [Archived Catalog]

Athletic Administration - MS

Master of Science in Athletic Administration

Master of Athletic Administration – MS8162

College of Business
College of Business Annex 351
Ohio University
Athens, OH 45701

Delivery Mode: Online

Terms 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.

Students are required to complete a total of 11 courses (30 credit hours). Courses are offered in a condensed 7-week course structure. Students take one course at a time and two courses per 15-week semester. At this pace, students graduate within 2 years.

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.

Further Information

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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.
  • Two letters of recommendation from professional references. At least one letter from current interscholastic administrator is required.
  • 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.

Graduation Requirements

Complete 30 hours as follows:

Culminating Experience

The Capstone course provides a culminating and integrative experience for students pursuing careers in interscholastic athletic administration. Students review and analyze academic content and experiential learning assignments from courses taken as they work toward completion of a Master of Science in Athletic Administration degree. This course ensures that students are able to clearly articulate the business principles learned in this degree program. A thorough review of important academic and practical application components is used to develop a professional career portfolio.