University of Washington

College of Education

Intercollegiate Athletic Leadership M.Ed.



Program Information

Degrees Offered:

Master of Education in Intercollegiate Athletic Leadership - AdministrationMaster of Education in Intercollegiate Athletic Leadership - Coaching

Format: Hybrid

Program Description:

The University of Washington's College of Education's Master of Education in Intercollegiate Athletic Leadership is a unique degree program that prepares students for leadership positions within intercollegiate sports. Both IAL-Admin & IAL-Coaching address the challenges common to athletic administration and coaching at all levels and provide a better understanding of the role of athletics within the education setting.

Distinctive Features include:

  • Tightly honed curriculum that explores intercollegiate athletics, higher education, and leadership with a unique focus on the student-athlete experience.
  • Short-term Seattle executive sessions combined with dynamic online learning allows for geographic flexibility during the academic year.
  • Diverse and interdisciplinary faculty who challenge students to think critically about their own leadership role within the field of college athletics. -Focused professional development programming that emphasizes ongoing engagement with industry leaders, academics, and alumni.
  • Challenging and engaging format enables students to earn their Master's in one year.


IAL-Administration: Designed for emerging and established administrative leaders looking to advance their careers within intercollegiate athletics. Often students in IAL-Admin are considering future positions as senior athletic staff and athletic directors.

IAL-Coaching: Ideal option for coaches looking to strengthen their coaching skill set through leadership and sport-specific coursework. Many IAL-Coaching students are already established within the intercollegiate setting and are looking to build on their current level of expertise. For more detailed information, visit our website!



Facts & Figures

Financial Aid: No

International Financial Aid: No

# of Credits Required: 48

Average Cost per Credit (Graduate): $756 per credit USD

In State Tuition (per year): $36,288 USD

Out State Tuition (per year): $36,288 USD

Classification: Doctoral/Research University—Extensive

Locale: Large City

Size & Settings: 40,000+

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