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Master of Sport & Athletic Administration (MASAA)

A master’s degree from Gonzaga University‘s Sport and Athletic Administration (MASAA) program gives students the prestige of a Top-10 NCAA athletic brand on their resume. In addition to this long-standing reputation, graduates are inspired to impact their world through a heightened understanding of their personal mission in life through Gonzaga’s Jesuit traditions. They gain the responsibility and influence of being a Zag. The program’s objective is to empower students for a career in sport administration by providing them with a quality graduate education in the Jesuit, Catholic humanistic tradition. We prepare practitioners through the intentional integration of theory and practice for leadership roles in the sport and athletic industry.

Gonzaga University’s MASAA program curriculum is interdisciplinary, grounded in the liberal arts, and draws on studies in educational and organizational theory. The program prepares students to be leaders in sport, athletic and health professions. The emphasis is on training students to administer programs in accordance with best professional practices.

Graduates earn the power and prestige of a MASAA degree from an elite NCAA leading university that is ranked “Top 3 Regional University in the West” by U.S. News & World Report.

Application Deadline:

  • Applications are currently being accepted for Fall 2015. Faculty are reviewing applications monthly. Once the cohort is full, applications will be considered for Fall 2016.

Sport & Athletic Administration Quick Facts

  • 34 credits
  • Spring, fall and summer sessions
  • Program completion in two years
  • Online and on campus cohorts
  • Professional internship required
  • Small class sizes result in personal attention and collaboration with an average of 25 students

Program information is subject to change. Contact an Admission Counselor for further questions.

Sport & Athletic Administration Career Paths

Gonzaga offers a comprehensive Sport and Athletic Administration Online Master’s Program. Students receive a broad spectrum of knowledge to better prepare them for a variety of careers in the industry — not just for a specific niche.

Graduates of our MASAA program find employment in:

  • Major League Baseball franchises
  • Minor League Baseball franchises
  • Professional hockey leagues
  • Civic and regional sports organizations
  • Sporting goods manufacturers
  • High school athletic departments
  • College and university athletic departments
  • Professional basketball league
  • Sport consulting firms
  • University sport management programs

At a Glance



Average completion time

2 years

Cost per credit



Northwest Commission of Colleges and Universities


Online or On-Campus (Spokane, WA)

Admission cycles

Fall cohort only


No campus visits required


"Top 3" ranking by U.S. News & World Report