Master of Science in Sport Administration (MSA)

Sport Administration is a highly competitive field, and the right credentials can set you apart from others vying for the same job opportunities. The Master of Science in Sport Administration program at DSU @Wilmington prepares sport, recreational and fitness professionals for advanced administrative responsibilities within sport and sport-related organizations. 

Our MSA program is designed to accommodate the career aspirations of our diverse student population encompassing diverse backgrounds, experiences, interests, and needs. Graduates of the program have gained employment in professional sports, intercollegiate and interscholastic athletics administration, community and campus recreational programs, facilities management, marketing and fitness, or have used their entrepreneurial skills to develop their own sport-related organization.

This flexible and accelerated program gives you the business savvy and professional edge that will make employers take note. 

All faculty members have doctoral degrees in Sport Administration or Sport Management. They also have practical experience in the sport industry and are actively engaged in national and/or international scholarly research and service.

Core Courses


SPSC-671 Financial Aspects of Sport Fall  

SPSC-672 Sport Administration Fall 

SPSC-676 Sport in Society Fall

SPSC-625 Introduction to Research Methods and Statistics in Sport Spring

SPSC-681 Legal Issues in Sport Spring 

SPSC-674 Sport Marketing Spring 

SPSC-673 Sport Facilities Design and Management Summer I 

SPSC-675 Current Trends and Issues in Sport Summer I 

SPSC-616 Internship Every Term 


Term Offered

Fall – 8 weeks  

Fall – 8 weeks 

Fall – 16 weeks 

Spring – 8 weeks 

Spring – 8 weeks 

Spring – 16 weeks 

Summer I 

Summer I 

Every Term


Session Dates:

Summer 2017 – 5 weeks 

  • Session I: May 22 - June 23 
  • Session II: June 26 - July 28


Fall 2017

  • Session I: August 28 - October 19
  • Session II: October 23 - December 14

Spring 2018

  • Session I: January 8 - March 1
  • Session II: March 12 - May 2

Admission Requirements

  • GRE or GMAT  (scores may be waived for applicants with professional, supervisory or managerial experience)
  • 3 Professional Letters of Recommendation
GRE or GMAT may be waived based upon professional, supervisory or managerial work experience subject to Graduate School approval. To be considered, fill out the waiver form and submit with your application.


The highly flexible, accelerated (12-month) program:

  • Offers students an affordably priced, high-quality degree.
  • Classroom courses meet on Monday nights only.
  • Customized program to prepare you for employment in the segment of the sport industry of your choice.
  • Offers classes taught by full-time professors holding doctoral degrees. 
  • Offers the same tuition both in-state and out-of-state. 
  • Features dedicated professors who make time for their students. 

Program Directors

Tuition and Fees

Questions? Contact us at 302.857.8200.

  • $438.00 Per Credit Hour 
  • $60.00 Registration Fee 
  • $55.00 Technology Fee 
  • $60.00 Student Activity Fee
    (Pro-rated based on credit hours) 

Application Deadline

  • Rolling admissions*
*The MBA, MPA, and MSA Programs offered at the Wilmington location feature rolling admissions. Enrollment is contingent upon receipt of all required documents no later than two weeks prior to the enrollment period for domestic applicants and four weeks prior for international applicants.