Online Master of Athletic Administration

What is the online Master of Athletic Administration?

Ohio University online Master of Athletic Administration program specializes in developing interscholastic Athletic Directors. You will build on your passion for serving young student-athletes and learn to run an efficient and highly-successful athletic department. And because Ohio University established the first specialized academic sports program in the country in 1966, your degree will reflect a tradition of excellence nearly five decades long.

Important information

Total Credits: 30
Length: 1.5 years
Next Application Deadline: November 30, 2020

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Graduate in as few as 2 years

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Prepare yourself for NIAAA certification

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Proudly celebrating 10 years helping students achieve their goals in athletic leadership.

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No GRE required for qualified applicants

Why Choose OHIO’s Online Master of Athletic Administration Program?

The Master of Athletic Administration (“MAA”) program specializes in preparing students for a career in interscholastic athletic administration. The MAA program is housed in the College of Business at Ohio University in the Department of Sports Administration and is the premier educational program for teachers, coaches or athletic professionals who have a desire to be a high school or middle school athletic director. It is designed to prepare you to excel in the demanding field of interscholastic athletic administration, while also preparing you for National Interscholastic Athletic Administrators Association (NIAAA) certification.

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.

“The online MAA program definitely addresses the changes and trends because we talk about what’s happening right now currently in class and you get different perspectives all over the country.”

– John Bennett, MAA alumni

Accreditation

Ohio University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (hlcommission.org), a regional accreditation agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.

Ohio University is regionally accredited by the Higher Learning Commission, one of six regional institutional accreditors in the United States.

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The Department of Sports Administration and its academic programs, including the Master’s program in Athletic Administration are accredited by the Commission on Sport Management Accreditation (COSMA)

Tradition

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Ohio University proudly celebrates more than 50 years of world-leading sports business education. In 1966, the university established the first specialized academic sports program in the country – and has been leading the way ever since.

Since accepting our first students in 2010, our Online MAA program is recognized as the premier professional training program for candidates seeking careers in the sports industry.

Rankings

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Ohio University ranks among the top of higher education institutions globally as rated by the Center for World University Rankings.

What our grads have to say about our MAA program

“I chose Ohio University’s online Master’s of Athletic Administration because I wanted a program that was challenging, rewarding, and well respected throughout the country. This program helped me get the knowledge and experience I needed to advance my career.”

– George Pierson
2015 Graduate

Specialized Coursework for Athletic Leaders

The Master of Athletic Administration (MAA) program specializes in preparing students for a career in interscholastic athletic administration. Through the MAA program, in just 11 courses (30 credits) students earn a Master of Science in Athletic Administration (MSAA) degree.

SASM 6320 Foundations of Interscholastic Athletic Administration 3 Credits
SASM 6330 Governance and Strategic Planning for Interscholastic Athletics 3 Credits
SASM 6355 Marketing in Interscholastic Athletics 3 Credits
SASM 6352 Facility and Event Management in Interscholastic Athletic Administration 3 Credits
SASM 6340 Data Analysis and Communication for Interscholastic Athletics 3 Credits
SASM 6380 Interscholastic Athletic Leadership Seminar 1 Credit
SASM 6356 Leadership and Ethics in Interscholastic Athletic Administration 3 Credits
SASM 6354 Human Resources Management in Interscholastic Athletics 3 Credits
SASM 6353 Financial Administration in Interscholastic Athletics 3 Credits
SASM 6351 Legal Foundations in Interscholastic Athletics 3 Credits
SASM 6390 Interscholastic Athletic Administration Capstone 2 Credits

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