The Master of Science in Sport Administration program at University of Wisconsin-Platteville is built to provide you with the comprehensive leadership skills you’ll need for careers in professional, collegiate, nonprofit, amateur, and recreational sport with a specific new focus on esports.

Developed by the Department of Health and Human Performance in partnership with the School of Business, this 30-credit program gives you the flexibility of online coursework while also providing a face-to-face practicum course with unparalleled access to your professors, other students, and campus resources.

Earn your degree in less than two years with opportunities for scholarships and a fully paid sport administration fellowship working within Athletics and Recreation. 

The Master of Science in Sport Administration program, offered with accelerated eight-week courses, means that you can complete your degree in as little as two years. The total cost of the program is $22,522*. Ask your admission counselor how you can reduce this cost with transfer credits or professional credentials.

*Subject to change without notice.

Careers in sport administration

Earning a master’s degree or certificate in sport administration will prepare you for a range of exciting potential careers, including but not limited to:

  • Athletic coach
  • Athlete development specialist
  • Athletic director
  • Event coordinator
  • Facility manager
  • Fitness manager
  • Marketing consultant
  • Media relations director
  • Sport agent 
  • Sports camp director

Sport administration graduates have opportunities to thrive in a number of organizations and industries, making this degree versatile and valuable. Earning a master’s degree in sport administration can help you grow in your existing career or explore new opportunities.

Graduate Certificate

A graduate certificate is a credential that equips you with foundational knowledge and skills in a particular field. Although it doesn't replace a master's degree, it proves competence in an area and bolsters your resume.

Credit for Prior Learning

Has previous life experience already helped you build knowledge and skills applicable to your studies? If so, we want to recognize that—and help you save time and money in the process. Speak with an admission counselor to see if your previous experience qualifies.

Start Dates and Timelines

To ensure you are admitted for the semester you intend to start on your degree, you'll want to submit your application and supporting materials by:

Spring: January 15
Summer: May 15
Fall: August 15

Academic Calendar

Find important University of Wisconsin-Platteville dates such as the beginning and end of each semester, breaks in the semester, final exams, and deadlines for dropping or adding classes using our academic calendar. Spring and fall semesters are comprised of either 16 weeks or two 8-week sessions, while the summer semester is 12 weeks.

Transfer Information

UW-Platteville allows for students to transfer up to 12 credits of previously taken graduate coursework. Credits need to have been earned from a nationally or regionally accredited institution recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation and approved by UW-Platteville program faculty. You’ll want to be sure to let your admission counselor know if you have earned credits previously.