Chair: Karen Rickel
Master of Arts in Sport and Athletic Administration
Gonzaga University’s M.A. in Sport and Athletic Administration (MASAA) program prepares candidates to be leaders in sport, athletic, and health related professions. This campus based and online program is designed as an interdisciplinary curriculum, grounded in the liberal arts, drawing on studies in educational and organizational theory. An integral part of the program is the internship, in which candidates acquire skills and experience under the supervision of an advisor and a site supervisor. The emphasis is on training candidates to administer programs in accordance with best professional practices. Graduates of the program earn a degree from an academically respected university with a top NCAA brand.
Students move through the program as a cohort, with a new cohort starting each fall and courses take place throughout one summer. The on-campus curriculum is designed as a 31 semester credit program with an average five semesters completion time for full time students, taking two courses simultaneously. The online program differs as classes are offered in an accelerated fashion with two courses (approximately 8 weeks in duration) taken each semester. Students can typically complete the program in five semesters, provided they follow the recommended course sequence schedule.
During the past few years, some of the institutions and organizations which have hired our alumni, include: University of Wisconsin Recreation, Washington State University, Boise State University, Drake University, Baylor University, Fresno State University, Whitworth University, Lewis and Clark State College, North Idaho College, University of Portland, University of California Davis, Gonzaga University, Oakland Raiders (NFL), Oregon School Activities Association (OSAA), Baltimore Orioles, Cleveland Baseball, Seattle Mariners, San Francisco Giants (MLB), Hillsboro Hops, Everett AquaSox, Spokane Indians (Minor League Baseball), Spokane Chiefs (Western Hockey League), Seattle Thunderbirds, Spokane Regional Sport Commission, Spokane Youth Sports Association (SYSA), Scorebook Live, and more.
Campus and Online Admissions Guidelines can be found on the SOE Graduate Admissions webpage.
A bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university.
Program Outline: 31 credits
|EDPE 500 Sport and Athletic Promotions||3 credits|
|EDPE 501 Sport Media and Communication||3 credits|
|EDPE 514 Ethical and Legal Aspects in Sport||3 credits|
|EDPE 525 Sport and Athletics in the Social Context||3 credits|
|EDPE 565 Research Methods and Statistics in Sport and Athletics||3 credits|
|EDPE 571 Sport and Athletic Finance||3 credits|
|EDPE 613 Administration in Athletics and Sports||3 credits|
|EDPE 621 Facilities Management in Sport and Athletics||3 credits|
|EDPE 696A - EDPE 696B* Sport and Athletic Administration Internships I & II||6 credits|
|EDPE 699 Capstone Experience||1 credit|
|*The online program consists of one internship (696A) and the other 3 credits are replaced with special topic classes decided at the beginning of each new cohort.|