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Master of Science in Sports Administration Valparaiso University


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Graduates of this program may assume supervisory and administrative positions in a variety of settings, including public recreation systems, voluntary agencies, facility and event management, community-based athletic programs, college athletic administration, and professional sports organizations.

The program emphasizes competency in seven core areas:

  • Leadership, management, and organization of recreation and sport
  • Research methods
  • Legal aspects of sports
  • Marketing of programs and facilities
  • Ethics in sports management
  • Sports in a social context
  • Financial aspects of sport

In this 39-credit interdisciplinary program, students take graduate coursework through the kinesiology department and other programs in the Graduate School, including education, psychology, communication, and liberal studies.

Students in the program complete six credits of University requirements intended to distinguish the degree as uniquely Valpo. In addition, students fulfill a number of distribution requirements and complete three credits of electives.

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Full Time (39 credit hours)

Tuition fees

USD $650 per credit hour


08 Jan


College of Arts and Sciences

Valparaiso University,

1400 Chapel Drive,



46383, United States

Entry requirement for international students

To qualify for an admission recommendation into a Graduate School program, all doctorate, master’s, and certificate applicants must: Graduate from an accredited college or university; Graduate with a 3.0 GPA (B-average) in all undergraduate and/or graduate coursework.

English proficiency may be met with the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL), the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) or the Pearson Test of English (PTE). 6.0 minimum IELTS with no more than two sub scores below 6.0; 75 minimum TOEFL internet-based score must come directly from ETS to be considered valid for admission; Certain programs require a higher IELTS or TOEFL score; 56 minimum PTE; Completion of a recognized English second language (ESL) program; GRE is not required for most programs.

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