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Online Master’s in Sport Management

Program Benefits

  • Average 10:1 Student-to-Faculty Ratio
  • No GRE or GMAT Required
  • Online or On Campus
  • Internship, Career Development and Job Placement Assistance
  • Two Specialization Options

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Program Overview

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Leadership skills are the key to success in sports—both on and off the field. The Adelphi Master of Science in Sport Management degree, available online and on campus, is designed for confident, hard-working, ambitious individuals with a passion for sports. Online students may complete a general track or choose from two specializations, Sport Marketing or Athletic Administration.

By following the general track, you’ll develop a holistic understanding of sport management, customizing your curriculum to suit your interests and career objectives. Students in the sport marketing specialization learn strategic techniques to lead effective promotions, advertising and public relations campaigns designed to elevate sport organizations and enhance their brands. The collegiate athletic administration specialization equips professionals to oversee the staff, operations and budgets for intercollegiate, intramural and recreational sports programs.

With this dynamic sport management master’s degree, you’ll learn the principles and skills needed to develop successful programs in:

  • Mass media
  • Sales
  • Marketing
  • Public relations
  • Emergent technologies

Get the premier education you need to thrive in the business of sports. Earn your master’s degree in as few as 24 months and benefit from connections with alumni who work for professional sports teams and organizations. You’ll learn advanced principles and practices in courses taught by faculty members with experience in collegiate and professional sports. And you can earn course credit and gain hands-on experience in an optional internship. It’s a great way to grow your network and take advantage of Adelphi’s relationships with professional teams, collegiate athletic departments and nonprofit organizations across the U.S.

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About Adelphi

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About Adelphi: A modern metropolitan university with a personalized approach to higher learning.

Adelphi University is a highly awarded, nationally ranked, powerfully connected doctoral research university offering exceptional liberal arts and sciences programs and professional training with particular strength in its Core Four—Arts and Humanities, STEM and Social Sciences, the Business and Education Professions, and Health and Wellness. Adelphi is dedicated to transforming students’ lives through small classes, hands-on learning and innovative ways to support student success.

Founded in Brooklyn in 1896, Adelphi is Long Island’s oldest private coeducational university. Today Adelphi serves nearly 8,200 students at its beautiful main campus in Garden City, New York—just 23 miles from New York City’s cultural and internship opportunities—and at dynamic learning hubs in Manhattan, the Hudson Valley and Suffolk County, and online.

More than 100,000 Adelphi graduates have gained the skills to thrive professionally as active, caring citizens, making their mark on the University, their communities and the world.

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$519.9 Billion

The sports industry generated $519.9 billion in 2017 in the United States.
Source: Plunkett Research,® Ltd.

$1.3 Trillion

The sports industry generated $1.3 Trillion in 2017 worldwide.
Source: Plunkett Research,® Ltd.


Employment of entertainment and sport occupation is projected to grow 10 percent from 2016 to 2026, faster than the average for all occupations.
Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics