Online Master of Athletic Administration

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What Is the Online Master of Athletic Administration Degree?

Ohio University’s Master of Athletic Administration online (MAA) program specializes in developing professionals for careers in athletic administration, specifically as interscholastic athletic directors. You’ll learn to infuse your passion for serving student-athletes into a career in athletic administration, as our online courses for athletic administration show you how to build highly efficient and supportive athletic departments. 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.

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

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Online Courses for Athletic Administration

The Master of Athletic Administration (MAA) program specializes in preparing students for a career in interscholastic athletic administration. In just 11 courses (30 credits), MMA 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

Careers in Athletic Administration

Once you enroll in the Online Master of Athletic Administration program, you’ll develop the skills to serve younger student-athletes and help them accomplish their championship goals as competitors. Upon graduation, your influence will vary depending on the career path you choose to pursue in athletic administration. From directly coaching students to taking on administrative duties and marketing positions, the opportunities to make a difference are plentiful. The online courses for athletic administration offered by Ohio University will help you stay informed of current trends in athletics and prepare you to stand out in the job market. You’ll receive the tools to help push athletes to the next level through hard work, perseverance, and unmatched integrity. As a graduate of Ohio University’s MAA program, you’ll help create the edge that turns athletes into champions.

Athletic Administration Salary and Job Outlook

The world of athletics consists of many roles that contribute to the greatness of each successful athlete’s journey. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) projects the demand for coaches and scouts to increase by 12% between 2019 and 2029 and the demand for athletic trainers to increase by 16% in that period. Ohio University’s online master’s degree in athletic administration will give you the tools to be ready for the growing job opportunities in the market. If you’re interested in playing a part in a young athlete’s future by helping them maximize their potential, here are several careers in athletic administration that MAA graduates can pursue:

Athletic Director

$60,700

Sports Agent

$51,700

Athletic Trainer

$49,860

Head Coach

$44,100

Manager of Operations

$66,500

Sports Information Director

$39,400

Public Relations Manager

$70,200

Assistant Athletic Director

$51,200

(Median annual salaries per BLS and PayScale)

Online Master of Athletic Administration Faculty

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Aaron Wright

Director of the Online Master of Athletic Administration Program

Why Choose Ohio University’s Master of Athletic Administration Online Degree?

The master’s in athletic administration online program specializes in preparing students for careers in athletic administration. Leveraging Ohio University’s five decades of experience in sports education, students enrolled in the MAA will gain the administrative and business strategies they need to be outstanding athletic administrators at educational institutions of any size. Whether students come to us as athletic trainers looking to take on an administrative role in sports or as education professionals aiming to get more involved with athletics, our online athletic administration master’s program will get them ready for a successful and fulfilling career in scholastic athletics.

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 accredited by the Higher Learning Commission.

Commission on Sport Management Accreditation (COSMA)

The Department of Sports Administration and its academic programs, including the online master’s degree in athletic administration, are accredited by the Commission on Sport Management Accreditation (COSMA).

Tradition

10th Anniversary Online Master of Athletic Administration Program Badge

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

Center for World University Rankings

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

Student Testimonials

“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

Meet George Pierson, Online MAA Grad

“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

FAQ

What can I do with a master’s degree in athletic administration?

Ohio University’s master’s in athletic administration online degree focuses on preparing you for a career as an athletic director at the high school and middle school levels, but it can also equip you for a variety of administrative roles in scholastic athletics.

What is the average salary for graduates of the Master of Athletic Administration program?

Although salaries vary by location and position, the median annual salary for careers in athletic administration is around $50,200 for professionals with a master’s degree, according to May 2021 PayScale data.

Is the Master of Athletic Administration accredited?

Yes. The Master of Athletic Administration program is accredited by the Commission on Sport Management Accreditation (COSMA).

How long is the Online Master of Athletic Administration degree program?

Students can complete the MAA program in as little as 18 months. The program consists of 11 seven-week courses (30 credit hours total).