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Detroit, MI 48202



The Masters of Arts in Sports Administration at Wayne State University is an accredited, completely online, flexible program that can be completed from anywhere with internet access. All students in the program pay in-state tuition, regardless of residency. On either a full or part time basis, students will progress through 30 credit hours taught by leading sport industry experts, in addition to a sport internship done anywhere in the US or internationally.

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The online Masters of Arts degree in Sports Administration at Wayne State University is designed to help turn your dreams of working in the sports industry into a reality. 

Offered in a flexible, completely online, format this accredited MA program can be completed from anywhere with internet access.  All students in the program pay instate tuition – regardless of residency.  On either a full-time or part-time basis, students will progress through 30 total credits of courses taught by leading sports industry executives.  Students gain knowledge and skills through coursework in four specialized areas: Interscholastic Athletic Administration, Profession Sports Administration, Commercial Sports Administration, and Intercollegiate Sports Administration.  Students work one on one with advisors to develop a custom degree plan, or Plan of Work, based on each student’s background, experience, and career goals. 

Students are also required to complete a sports internship as part of the program.  The sports internship requirement may be completed with an athletic organization anywhere in the U.S. or internationally. There is no residency requirement.  Internships are specific to the student and their respective career goals.  Students in our program have secured internships at all the major Detroit professional teams as well as with professional teams in Atlanta, Chicago, and Cleveland – in addition to high schools and colleges and universities across the country, non-profits and community recreation programs, marketing firms, sports agencies, and fitness/sports clubs.  The program - and internships - can be flexible to accommodate the specific career aspirations of our students.  


To learn more about the Master of Arts degree in Sports Administration at Wayne State University, please contact one of the advisors listed below or complete your application online.  

M.A. in Sports Administration - Online

Heather M Ladanyi
Program Coordinator
(313) 577-1191


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Colleen Kogut
Instructional Assistant

Laurel Whalen
Program Coordinator/Lecturer
(313) 577-2704

Ron Wade Director of Marketing Detroit Tigers
Wayne State University not only provided the knowledge I needed to succeed in sports, but they had the relationships with the professional teams in Detroit that led directly to me securing an internship and ultimately a full-time position with The Detroit Tigers.
Raina Harmon Asst. Basketball Coach Central Michigan University
The Sports Administration program gave me the resources to network with professionals who were doing exactly what I aspired to do. Most of these people still serve as mentors to me and advise me on my career path
Jonathan Hevron Athletic Communication Staff Michigan State University
Wayne State University's Sports Administration program has enabled me to challenge my past work experiences while developing real-world skills I use on a daily basis. As a current employee at an NCAA Division I institution working within athletics, I am able to apply the latest information that was taught by industry leaders in the workplace. WSU's program is perfect for the working professional looking to take the next step in their career. Additionally, the program unlocks a network of sport professionals among classmates and professors that will open doors throughout your career.

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