Online Master of Science in Sport Management


For many, a leadership position in sports is what dreams are made of. The Adelphi online Master of Science in Sport Management is designed to help make those dreams a reality for confident, hard-working, ambitious individuals with a passion for sports. With this dynamic degree, you’ll explore the professional world of sports and the complex concepts that define it in:

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

Adelphi University has placed sport management alumni with virtually every major professional team in the New York metropolitan area, as well as several colleges, universities and other sports entities. Our faculty draws on a wealth of high-level industry experience to deliver an engaging curriculum that serves as your playbook for success.

The Adelphi online Sport Management degree helps you develop the professional skills and personal leadership strategies you need to thrive in the sports industry. Join us, and cultivate the network to help you make it happen with a sport management degree that is:


Specialize in Sport Marketing or Collegiate Athletic Administration


Earn your master’s degree in as few as 24 months


Use our 100% online format to balance academics and daily responsibilities


Enjoy small classes that promote peer engagement and interaction with faculty


Apply immediately – no GRE or GMAT required


Adelphi University is one of the rare Tier One institutions to offer an advanced online sport management degree with a choice of specializations.

The Sport Marketing specialization invites you to explore marketing strategies and product branding in the sport industry. You’ll study topics like merchandising, promotional campaigning and corporate sponsorships to develop in-depth expertise where the worlds of sport and marketing intersect.

The Collegiate Athletic Administration specialization can provide aspiring coaches, trainers and administrators with advanced knowledge of how athletic departments work. A special emphasis is placed on sport law and compliance, facility and event management and media relations to provide a more well-rounded educational experience.

The online Master of Science in Sport Management degree presents an invaluable chance for you to work with students from across the world who share your enthusiasm for sports. Your peers provide a diverse range of perspectives and can be a powerful industry resource as your career evolves.

Adelphi faculty and alumni can also be valuable assets for you as you pursue your professional goals. Our relationships in sports can translate into extraordinary professional opportunities, as evidenced by the number of sport management alumni we have placed throughout the industry.

The best sport management degrees go beyond strategy and theory to provide firsthand knowledge of the industry from professionals who have been there before. The Adelphi online sport management degree gives you the opportunity to learn from specialists with extensive experience in a variety of areas.

Get an insider’s view of the business of sports from a faculty that includes the director of retail operations for the New York Islanders, an associate athletic director at a New York area college and the director of communications for the Major League Baseball Players Association.


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

Recognized as a Best College by U.S. News & World Report, Adelphi is Long Island’s oldest private coeducational university. It serves more than 8,100 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, as well as online.

More than 115,000 Adelphi graduates have gained the skills to thrive professionally as active, engaged citizens, making their mark on the University, their communities and the world.

Adelphi is regionally accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE)

Adelphi University is classified by Abound as offering “Top Degrees for Grad School in 2018.”


A sport management degree can propel you toward a number of careers in the exciting world of sports. Adelphi’s online sport management degree is designed to prepare you for leadership roles in different areas, including:

There are many career opportunities in the world of intercollegiate sport. Most of these opportunities will be in one of three interconnected professional settings: university and college campuses; national governing bodies, such as the NCAA, NAIA and NJCAA; and conference offices, such as the Big Ten, Big 12 and Southeastern Conference. The jobs range from entry-level office workers to higher-level conference commissioners and athletic directors. Existing experience in intercollegiate sport can have a major influence on your entry point and advancement opportunities.

Alumni in Sport Management

Whether you’re looking to break into the sports industry or you’re employed in sports and looking to propel your career forward, the Adelphi Master of Science in Sport Management degree can be your springboard to an exciting career. Here are just a handful of the prominent sports professionals that earned their Master of Science in Sport Management from Adelphi University:

Kevin Mawae
former president, NFL Players Association

Frann Vettor Gray
senior vice president at CurtCo Media

Scott Nagy
guest relations ambassador, New York Yankees

Ann Rina
director of community relations, New York Islanders

Jim Wilson
ticketing coordinator for Madison Square Garden and The Barclays Center, American Express

Sean Corrigan
emerging technology, ESPN


The online Master of Science in Sport Management offered through the Ruth S. Ammon School of Education and is comprised of two foundation courses, four core courses, five specialization courses and a capstone for a total of 36 credits. The capstone course is provided in lieu of a residency to offer you the most flexibility. The program is designed so you can complete it in six semesters over the span of two years. You have the option to choose a specialization in Sport Marketing or Collegiate Athletic Administration.

Foundation Courses Credits

Introduction to Sport Management3 Credits
Research in Sport Management3 Credits

Core Courses Credits

Technology in Sport Management3 Credits
Sport Management Personnel & Program Evaluation3 Credits
Sport Marketing3 Credits
Contemporary Issues in Sport Management Environments3 Credits

Specialization Courses – Collegiate Athletic Administration Credits

Intramural and Recreational Management3 Credits
Sport Facility and Event Management3 Credits
Sport Communication and Media Relations3 Credits
Sport Law and Athletic Compliance3 Credits
Athletic Administration3 Credits

Specialization Courses – Sport Marketing Credits

Sport Promotion and Sales Management3 Credits
Public Relations in Sport Management3 Credits
Sport Licensing and Merchandising3 Credits
Sport Alliances and Sponsorship3 Credits
Analysis of Sport Branding Strategies3 Credits

Capstone Credits

Sport Management Capstone3 Credits

Total credit hours: 36


Where can you study sponsorship from an experienced account supervisor who handles NFL and MLB relationships for a leading global advertising agency? Where can you learn the ins and outs of sport licensing from the director of retail operations for a major NHL franchise? The answer is Adelphi University. These are just two of the many reasons that the Adelphi online Master of Science in Sport Management degree is unlike any other. Our program is delivered by a world-class faculty with practical experience at the highest levels of sport.

Meet your online M.S. in Sport Management faculty: