The Numbers Behind OHIO’s MAA Graduates

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Pursuing a master’s degree in athletic administration poses some serious questions. Is it worth the time commitment? Will I be able to get a job as an athletic administrator? What can this program teach me that will be useful? To help provide some answers, we surveyed our graduates on a number of areas related to their experiences with the MAA degree.

To learn more, check out the information below created by the Ohio University online Master of Athletic Administration program.

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Top reasons why students pursued the online MAA degree

  • 45% — to enhance their value in their current role
  • 41% — to gain an increase in salary
  • 36% — to move into a management or supervisory position
  • 31% — to gain a competitive edge in the job market
  • 30% — to prepare for a career change

The future looks bright for OHIO’s online MAA graduates

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment of athletic administrators is projected to grow by 10% from 2016 to 2026. Whether a volunteer or an athletic professional, OHIO’s online MAA degree will provide the foundation for developing interscholastic Athletic Directors, building on the students’ passion for serving young student-athletes and running a highly-successful athletic department.

  • 72% of MAA graduates earn at least $50,000 or more annually
  • 70% of MAA graduates have received increase in salary since completing the program
  • 48% said the MAA has increased their career options
  • 51% said they gained a solid foundation of athletic administration
  • 52% said the MAA helped enhance their value within their current role
  • 73% gained the personal satisfaction of earning a degree

Our graduates have been recognized with

  • CABMA Emerging Leader Award
  • Enshrined in State and Regional Hall of Fames
  • District MVPs

Why choose OHIO’s online MAA program? Hear what our MAA grads are saying

  • 97% of our online MAA graduates would recommend this program to others
  • “Ohio University’s MAA program, while challenging, provided me the opportunity to fulfill my lifelong dream of becoming an athletic director and head football coach. Through the program, I have many contacts in the athletic administration around the country, which allows me to impact my athletes in a positive way.” – Jordan Ward
  • “Before I enrolled in OHIO’s MAA program, I was in need of a change. Something that allowed me to stay connected to kids, but maybe branch out of the classroom. This program helped me focus on all aspects of running a successful athletic department. It gave me knowledge, tools, and pedagogy to be a highly successful athletic director.” – John Kirtland II

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The Ohio University online Master’s in Athletic Administration program specializes in developing interscholastic Athletic Directors, building on the students’ passion for serving young student-athletes and running a highly-successful athletic department. Ohio University is the pioneer in sports education. By establishing the first academic program in the field of sports administration, this online program is recognized today as the premier professional training program for candidates seeking careers in the sports industry.