Seattle University

College of Arts & Sciences

Sport Administration and Leadership


901 12th Avenue

P.O. Box 222000

Seattle, WA 98122

United States





Program Information

Degrees Offered:

M.A.-Sport Administration and Leadership, Joint JD/MSAL with the Law School

Format: Campus

Program Description:

Seattle University offers a master’s level sport management degree (Master’s degree in Sport Administration and Leadership - MSAL) and a joint JD/MSAL degree with the Law School. The mission of the MSAL program is to prepare graduates for leadership responsibilities in the field of sport through a combination of coursework and a vast array of practical real-world experiences. The focus is on the critical analysis of complex problems, and the use of theory and research to identify and solve issues for sport organizations. The pedagogy for the 45-credit degree will be learner-centered, with an emphasis on collaborative learning in small groups. The MSAL curriculum consists of a set of 4 core courses and a capstone project that are required (15 credits). The remaining 30 credits may be taken from the list of electives and/or courses from other programs. At least 15 elective credits must come from the MSAL list. There are two areas of emphasis (Leadership in Sport or Branding in Sport) that can be used as guides for students who wish to emphasize either leadership/management or branding/marketing. However, students may choose any classes as needed. The program may be completed in two years by taking 7-8 classes per year across the four quarters. Internships are elective, but are highly recommended.


Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges

International Student Requirements:

Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) exam — Applicants who received most or all of their education in non-English speaking countries may be required by an admissions officer to take the Test of English as a Foreign Language exam.

Facts & Figures

Classification: Master's College or University I

Locale: Large City

Size & Settings: 6,000-9,999

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