Online Master's Degree in Sports Management
The dynamic Master of Science in Sports Management is offered entirely online and is designed for individuals who are interested in sports management, coaching, and athletic administration. The core curriculum explores the impact of sports on historical and modern society. Students learn industry fundamentals as they pertain to sports law, marketing, promotion, public relations, finance, and economics.
Students also have the flexibility to focus on a specific area of interest including sports administration for aspiring collegiate, community, or high school athletic officials. Concentrations include sports administration for the aspiring collegiate community or high school athletic official; coaching theory and strategy for those interested in leading sports teams; and a general concentration for those interested in business and front-office operations.
The University integrates American Sport Education Program (ASEP) accreditation into various Sports Management and Sports and Health Sciences programs. Students may earn ASEP certifications by completing specified courses without having to complete an entire degree program. For more information on our relationship with ASEP, visit: www.apu.apus.edu/lp2/agreements/coaching.htm.
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Program Completion Rates, Median Debt, and More
The following program details are intended to help you make an informed decision about the university that's right for you.
|2012-2013 Program Completion Rate|
|Normal time to completion for full-time student||2 years|
|Graduates who completed in this time1||19%|
|Tuition & Fees as of September 1, 2013||Median Loan Debt of 2012-2013 Graduates|
(before any awarded transfer credit)
|Technology fee2||$50||Private educational loans||$0|
|Transfer Credit Evaluation fee3 |
|$50||Institution financing plan||$0|
|Books and supplies5||$1,147.25|
|On-campus room and board||Not applicable|
1 Data may be “not available” if the program has no graduates during reporting period or if it has not been in existence the normal time for completion. If 0%, then graduates in the reporting period took longer than the average time, usually because they were part-time students. 89% of our students are working adults and do not take a full-time course load.
2 A $50 Technology Fee will be charged for all future undergraduate and graduate level course registrations, including audited courses. The fee is not applicable for Comprehensive Exam courses. An APUS grant will cover the fee for Active Duty Military, Reservists, National Guard, Vocational Rehabilitation (VOCA), VA and VA Chapter 33 students, and anyone using military tuition assistance (TA).
3 Transfer Credit Evaluation Fee waived for all United States Active Duty Military, Guard, and Reserve personnel.
4 If a comprehensive exam is required to complete your program of study there will be an additional fee of $250. This fee covers the cost of exam supplies and materials.
5 Cost for books and supplies is based on an average for the courses within this degree program. Students must obtain their own software when required for a course or program.
6 This figure does not include PLUS loans or TEACH grants converted to Unsubsidized Federal Direct Loans.
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American Public University System (APUS) makes no representation or guarantee that successful completion of an APUS program or coursework will result in employment within a particular field. Many employers take into account various criteria, in addition to education, when determining eligibility for employment. To assist our students in their career search, the APUS Office of Career Services provides students and alumni a variety of tools, resources, information, and guidance to assist them as they pursue their life goals.