Master of Education

Sports Administration

Program Overview

Enter the exciting industry surrounding sports and physical activity with the online Master of Education in Sports Administration from Concordia University Texas. Our program is an ideal option for working students interested in advancing their education while still balancing work and family responsibilities. With the accessibility and convenience of Concordia’s online classroom, students can engage with professors in a collaborative environment.

Sports administration offers a number of opportunities, from managing facilities to managing the finances of a sports organization. Sports administrators must have a thorough understanding of fundamental business principles, while still embracing what makes their field unique. At Concordia, students understand what it takes to be a successful sports administrator and how to enter this highly competitive field.

The Master of Education in Sports Administration will help you develop the skills needed to succeed in the career you want. Courses focus on real-world application, so you can develop strategies to help you succeed in the workplace. With our degree you will have everything you need to turn your love of sports into a fulfilling career, all offered in a flexible format designed to help you succeed.

Benefits of the program include:

  • Focused curriculum: All of our program’s courses offer in-depth instruction into key skills and knowledge needed to break into the sports administration field. Topics include facility management, event planning, marketing and sports law.
  • A trusted education: Since 1926, Concordia has provided students with valuable degrees rooted in the liberal arts.
  • Convenience: Our online program allows you to balance your degree program with your work schedule and personal commitments at a pace that works for you.
  • Year-round support: Our online help desk is available 24/7/365.
  • Next Start Date: 01/04/2016
  • Credit Hours: 30
  • Course Length: 8 Weeks

Program Outcomes

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, career opportunities for those entering the field of sports administration are promising. The BLS estimates the field will grow 15 percent by 2022. This figure is higher than the national average.

Possible career outcomes include (according to Bureau of Labor Statistics):

  • Athletic Directors - Median salary: $97,220
  • Promotions and Marketing Managers - Median salary: $115,750
  • Ticket Sales Managers - Median salary: $105,260
*All salaries taken from the Bureau of Labor Statistics and PayScale.*

Admission Requirements

  • A completed online graduate admission application.
  • A minimum GPA of 2.50 (on a 4.0 scale); if your GPA falls below that you will be asked to submit an essay to be reviewed.
  • Official transcripts from the college or university where you earned your bachelor’s degree and/or attempted graduate coursework.
  • Three letters of recommendation from your last two immediate supervisors and a professional colleague through our online application system.
  • A copy of your teaching certificate.

For more admissions information, please visit our admissions page or contact our admissions office today. Our supportive staff is here to help. Email us at onlineadmissions@concordia.edu or call 844-CTX-CTX1 (844-289-2891) to learn more about the M.Ed. in Sports Administration, or, click here to begin your application.

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Course List

Degree Requirements (30 credits)

To earn an online M.Ed. in Sports Administration degree, students must complete the following courses. To graduate, 30 credit hours are required; classes are offered all year.

MED 5305      Education Research
MED 5308      Ethics and Leadership in Education
MED 5310       Organizational Behavior in Sports
MED 5311        Laws in Sports Administration
SPAD 5301      Critical Issues/Events in Sports
SPAD 5302      Human Resources
SPAD 5303      Finance
SPAD 5304      Facilities and Event Planning
SPAD 5305      Media and Marketing
SPAD 5330      Action Research