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2010-2011 Graduate Catalog 
2010-2011 Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Master in Sport Administration and Leadership

Degree Requirements:

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 and 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, being cognizant of prerequisites. The 45-credit 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 for those who have no experience in the field of sport. Internships may be taken at any time, but the student is typically required to show some educational or professional experience in the content before the internship will be allowed. A total of 3 credits of capstone (SADL 590  or SADL 591 ) are required. Registration in SADL 589  or SADL 590  is required during the quarter specified in the timeline for each particular colloquium option (see MSAL website or handbook for colloquium options). With permission, students may transfer up to 9 credits from another educational institution. The pedagogy for the 45-credit degree will be learner-centered, with an emphasis on collaborative learning in small groups.

II. Program Electives:

Choose 30 credits of electives.  An area of emphasis in Leadership in Sport or Branding in Sport may be chosen by selecting from the specific courses noted below


  1. Leadership in Sport suggested courses include: SADL 505 , 508 , 510 , 511 , 515 , 595  (Management Internship) Branding in Sport suggested courses include: SADL 506 , 507 , 508 , 511 , 514 , 516 , 595  (Marketing Internship)
  2. A maximum of 15 credits from other graduate programs may apply with advisor approval.

Minimum credits required for the degree: (45)