2020 Most Affordable Online Master's in Sports Management Programs

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Ranked by affordability, these 23 schools all offer online, low-cost master's degrees in sports management. University of Central Arkansas is the #1 school on the list, offering a tuition rate of $4,875 annually. Missouri State University, ranked #2, has an annual tuition rate $5,015 for their Master of Professional Studies - Sports Management, offering classes such as Current Problems in Sports Administration and Field Experience in Sports Management.

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Rank School Annual Tuition
# 1 #1 $4,875
# 2 #2 $5,015
# 3 #3 $5,030
# 4 #4 $5,100
# 5 #5 $5,714
# 6 #6 $5,950
# 7 #7 $5,985
# 8 #8 $6,219
# 9 #9 $6,220
# 10 #10 $6,240
# 11 #11 $6,333
# 12 #12 $6,444
# 13 #13 $6,570
# 14 #14 $6,673
# 15 #15 $6,987
# 16 #16 $7,006
# 17 #17 $7,020
# 18 #18 $7,069
# 19 #19 $7,310
# 20 #20 $7,425
# 21 #21 $7,500
# 22 #22 $7,635
# 23 #23 $7,820
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  • Annual Tuition: $4,875
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: HLC
  • Total Graduate Enrollment: 1,752
  • Example Classes: Sport Law Aspects; Sport Organization Communication; Sport Public Relations, Communication, and Crisis Management

Online Master's Degrees

  • Executive Master of Arts in Sport Management
  • Annual Tuition: $5,015
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: HLC
  • Total Graduate Enrollment: 3,559
  • Example Classes: Current Problems in Sports Administration; Field Experience in Sports Management; Legal Aspects in Sports, Physical Education, Recreation and Wellness Programs

Online Master's Degrees

  • Master of Professional Studies - Sports Management
  • Annual Tuition: $5,030
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: HLC
  • Total Graduate Enrollment: 274
  • Example Classes: Designing and Interpreting Education Research/Qualitative; Foundations of Sports and Exercise Psychology; Managerial Communication; Sport Media and Event Planning

Online Master's Degrees

  • Master of Science in Sports Management
  • Annual Tuition: $5,100
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Total Graduate Enrollment: 214
  • Example Classes: Ethics and Social Responsibility; Fiscal Practices in Athletic Administration; Managerial and Leadership Analysis; Marketing for Results; Organizational Behavior and Teamwork

Online Master's Degrees

  • Master of Science in Athletic Administration
  • Annual Tuition: $5,714
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: HLC
  • Total Graduate Enrollment: 635
  • Example Classes: Leadership and Personnel Management; Practicum and Portfolio in Sports Administration; Principles of Sport Finance; Sports in American Society

Online Master's Degrees

  • Master of Education in Sports Administration
  • Annual Tuition: $5,950
  • School Type: For-Profit
  • School Accreditation: HLC
  • Total Graduate Enrollment: 8,342
  • Example Classes: Collegiate Sports Administration; High School Athletic Administration; Legal Issues in High School Athletic Administration; Sales and Promotions in Sport; Sports Entrepreneurship; Sports Event Management

Online Master's Degrees

  • Master of Business Administration - Sports Management
  • Master of Science in Athletic Development Management
  • Master of Science in Sports Management
  • Master of Science in Sports Management - Coaching Theory and Strategy
  • Master of Science in Sports Management - Interscholastic Athletic Administration
  • Master of Science in Sports Management - Sports Business Leadership
  • Annual Tuition: $5,985
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Total Graduate Enrollment: 7,450
  • Example Classes: Ethics in Sport; Event Management & Promotions; Facility Development & Management; Sport & The Law; Sport Administration; Sport Psychology

Online Master's Degrees

  • Master of Arts in Sport Management
  • Master of Arts in Sport Management - Sports Administration
  • Master of Arts in Sport Management - Sports Marketing
  • Annual Tuition: $6,219
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Total Graduate Enrollment: 730
  • Example Classes: Ethics & Legal Issues in Sport Management; Globalization & Sports; Leadership in Sport Management; Media and Community Relations in Sport; Sport in American Culture; Sport Marketing & Finance

Online Master's Degrees

  • Master of Education in Sport Administration
  • Annual Tuition: $6,220
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: HLC
  • Total Graduate Enrollment: 2,187
  • Example Classes: Advanced Sport Event Management in Kinesiology; Advanced Sport Marketing; Organizational Leadership in Athletics and Sport; Sport Finance; Sport Law and Risk Management; Sport Public Relations

Online Master's Degrees

  • Master of Business Administration - Sports Business
  • Master of Science in Sport Management (Internship)
  • Master of Science in Sport Management (Thesis)
  • Annual Tuition: $6,240
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: HLC
  • Total Graduate Enrollment: 1,223
  • Example Classes: Finance and Marketing in Sport/Leisure Services; Leadership & Legal Issues in Sport/Leisure Services; Social-Psychology of Sport and Recreation; Sport/Leisure Facility Development and Operation

Online Master's Degrees

  • MS in Health, Human Performance and Recreation - Sport & Leisure Service Management (Coursework)
  • MS in Health, Human Performance and Recreation - Sport & Leisure Service Management (Thesis)
  • Annual Tuition: $6,333
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Total Graduate Enrollment: 1,565
  • Example Classes: Administration of Athletics; International Sport Governance; Sport and Athletic Law; Sport Finance; Sport Marketing and Technology

Online Master's Degrees

  • Master of Science in Kinesiology - Sport Management
  • Annual Tuition: $6,444
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Total Graduate Enrollment: 3,278
  • Example Classes: Current Trends in Sport Administration; Financial and Strategic Management in Sport; Research and Analysis in Sport; Revenue Generation in Sport; Sport Facility and Event Management; Sport Law and Risk Management

Online Master's Degrees

  • Master of Science in Sports Management
  • Annual Tuition: $6,570
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: MSCHE
  • Total Graduate Enrollment: 378
  • Example Classes: Current Trends & Issues in Sport; Financial Aspects of Sport; Legal Issues in Sport; Sport Facilities Design & Management

Online Master's Degrees

  • Master of Science in Sport Administration
  • Annual Tuition: $6,673
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: HLC
  • Total Graduate Enrollment: 658
  • Example Classes: Collegiate Athletic Administration; Interscholastic Athletic Directing; Media Design and Communication; Professional Sport Administration; Risk Management in PE and Sport; Sport Finance

Online Master's Degrees

  • Master of Science in Organizational Management - Sport and Recreation Management
  • Annual Tuition: $6,987
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: HLC
  • Total Graduate Enrollment: 2,476
  • Example Classes: Current Issues in Sport Management; Legal Aspects of Sport; New Media and Technology in Sport; Sport Budgeting and Finance; Sport Facility & Risk Management; Strategic Sport Communication

Online Master's Degrees

  • Master of Arts in Kinesiology and Sport Management
  • Master of Arts in Kinesiology and Sport Management - Sport Management
  • Annual Tuition: $7,006
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: HLC
  • Total Graduate Enrollment: 1,305
  • Example Classes: Applied Sport Psychology; Physiological Principles of Training; Scientific Principles of Strength and Conditioning; Social and Psychological Aspects of Sport; Sport Law and Risk Management

Online Master's Degrees

  • Master of Science in Physical Education - Sport Administration
  • Annual Tuition: $7,020
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: HLC
  • Total Graduate Enrollment: 404
  • Example Classes: Athletic Decision Making; Athletic Finance and Marketing Management; Athletic Organization and Administration; Facility Planning and Management; Risk Management and Ethical Issues; Sport Medicine and Strength Training Administration

Online Master's Degrees

  • Master of Science in Athletic Administration
  • Annual Tuition: $7,069
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: HLC
  • Total Graduate Enrollment: 1,458
  • Example Classes: Dimensions of Diversity and Society in Sport Organizations; Research Methods and Statistics in Sport Management; Sport Budgets & Fiscal Practices; Sport Facility and Event Management; Strategic Sport Communication

Online Master's Degrees

  • Master of Science in Sport Management
  • Annual Tuition: $7,310
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Total Graduate Enrollment: 730
  • Example Classes: Economics of Sports and Events; Organizational Behavior in Sports; Revenue Generation in Sports and Events

Online Master's Degrees

  • Master of Science in Business Communication - Sports Management
  • Annual Tuition: $7,425
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: HLC
  • Total Graduate Enrollment: 18
  • Example Classes: Ethical Leadership; Legal Issues in Sport; Socio-Cultural Basis for Sport; Sport Operations and Event Management

Online Master's Degrees

  • Master of Arts in Management Leadership - Athletic Administration
  • Annual Tuition: $7,500
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: HLC
  • Total Graduate Enrollment: 127
  • Example Classes: Event and Program Management in Sport and Fitness; Management Policies and Regulations in Sport and Fitness; Sport Finance; Sport in Society; Sport Marketing

Online Master's Degrees

  • Master of Science in Sport Management (Non-Thesis)
  • Master of Science in Sport Management (Thesis)
  • Annual Tuition: $7,635
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: HLC
  • Total Graduate Enrollment: 5,709
  • Example Classes: International Sport Governance; Interscholastic Sport Organization and Administration; Legal Issues in Sport Administration; Sociocultural and Ethical Dimensions of Sport; Sport Publicity/Public Relations

Online Master's Degrees

  • Master of Science in Sport Coaching
  • Master of Science in Sport Management
  • Master of Science in Sport Management - Comprehensive Sport Industry Management
  • Master of Science in Sport Management - Interscholastic Athletic Administration
  • Annual Tuition: $7,820
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: HLC
  • Total Graduate Enrollment: 4,494
  • Example Classes: Diversity in Sports; Economics of Sport; Leading in Time of Change; Social and Historical Foundations of Sport; Sports Promotion

Online Master's Degrees

  • BA to MA in Sports Leadership (Dual Degree)
  • BA to MBA in Sports and Recreation Management (Dual Degree)
  • MA in Sports Leadership
  • MBA - Sports Management
  • MS in Applied Exercise Science - Sports Performance Training with Human Movement Science (Dual Concentration)
  • MS in Applied Exercise Science - Sports Performance Training with Strength & Conditioning (Dual Concentration)