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Professional Master of Sports Administration
Ranked the #1 online postgraduate sport business program in the world by SportBusiness Group.

Professional Master of Sports Administration

A Manageable, Online Delivery Format

The Professional MSA curriculum is delivered in a manageable, online format for active professionals so you can earn your master's degree without putting your career on hold. 

Generally, students enroll in one class every seven weeks with a one-week break between. Courses are delivered through Blackboard, which includes live virtual classrooms and presenters, recorded lectures, discussion boards, and case studies.   


The OHIO family is important to the Professional MSA experience. The PMSA program offers six residency opportunities on the Athens campus during the program where we combine in-person classwork with networking opportunities with current PMSA students, on-campus students, faculty and alumni. Students are required to earn five residency credit hours (SASM 6900) with alternative options for students unable to attend residencies in person.

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What We're Looking For

  • Accredited bachelor's degree
  • Minimum of three years full-time employment in the sport industry
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • A strong resume and academic background

The decision to pursue a Professional MSA is not one to be made lightly. The curriculum is rigorous and the time requirement is demanding. This is a highly selective program and we require an excellent academic background. 

Have questions about our programs?

Call us at 740-593-2053 any time, or schedule an appointment with us.

Take Your Career to the Next Level.

Our program is on the cutting edge of the sports industry. Connect classroom knowledge to professional experiences and apply what you learn to your job from day one.

Ohio University is the birthplace of sports business education. Get the best sports business graduate education in the world - designed for working professionals. Are you ready to develop a deeper understanding of critical issues in the sports industry? Get started with the program ranked #1 in the world in postgraduate sport business for working professionals. 


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Chad Brinker, pro scout for the Green Bay Packers
“I chose Ohio University because of its top-ranked sports management program. The rigorous academic curriculum coupled with real-world application and the most distinguished alumni network in the industry make the OHIO PMSA program simply the best in sports business." —Chad Brinker Pro Scout, Green Bay Packers