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Fall 2017 Deadline, May 22nd

M.A. in Sport & Athletic Administration

A master’s degree from Gonzaga University‘s Sport and Athletic Administration (MASAA) program gives you the prestige of a Top-10 NCAA athletic brand on your resume.  We prepare you for leadership roles in the sport and athletic industry through the intentional integration of theory and practice.

The curriculum is interdisciplinary, grounded in liberal arts and draws on studies in educational and organizational theory.  The emphasis is on training, you will learn to administer programs in accordance with best professional practices.  You will also be inspired to make an impact with a heightened understanding of your personal mission through Gonzaga’s Jesuit tradition.


  • Media relations
  • Marketing strategies
  • Campaign development
  • Research and statistics
  • Sport organization finances
  • Facility management

Career Paths:

  • Professional sport franchises
  • College & university athletic departments
  • College & university coaching
  • Civic and regional sport organizations
  • Sport consulting firms
  • High school athletic departments
  • High school coaching
  • Non-profit sport organizations
  • Sporting goods manufacturing
  • Facilities management

What our graduates say about the program:

“I chose the program at Gonzaga because I knew Gonzaga was a great institution that provided quality education.  My degree has helped me to reach positions in my career that I truly don’t believe I could have earned or been effective in, if I did not earn my degree.”

Brent Seidel/Hockey Operations Coord., Seattle Thunderbirds/MASAA

“My master’s degree from Gonzaga jump-started my career in a way that would have taken at least twice as long to accomplish without it.  I gained valuable experience both in and out of the virtual classroom that has been instrumental to my professional and personal development.  I was also able to make connections with classmates and professors that have extended my professional network tenfold and boosted my influence in the community.”

Emily Helander/Account Executive, Ticket Sales & Service, Seattle Storm/MASAA

“My degree has absolutely helped me.  First and foremost, it opened necessary doors to get me that very first job in athletics.  If I didn’t get that first one, none of these others would have happened.  I’ve received several promotions since getting the degree.  Master’s degrees in sport are becoming more and more popular.  Gonzaga’s program has the benefit of having entered the industry early and placing many successful graduates into the industry.”

Ken Halpern/Athletic Director, Winthrop University/MASAA


Read more student testimonials here.

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


“#4 Best Regional University in the West” by U.S. News & World Report, 2016

“#1 Best Value Among Private Colleges and Universities in the State of Washington” by Money Magazine, 2014

“#4 Best Value Among West Regional Universities” by U.S. News & World Report, 2016

“#13 Best Alumni Network” by Princeton Review, 2015

“#4 Best Colleges for Veterans in the West” by U.S. News & World Report, 2016

"Top 20 Among Best Online Master in Sport Programs" by

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