2020 Most Affordable Online Master's in Sports Management Programs

By the OnlineU team | Updated 3/13/2020
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By the OnlineU team | Updated 3/13/2020

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 University of Central Arkansas $4,875
# 2 #2 Missouri State University $5,015
# 3 #3 Minot State University $5,030
# 4 #4 Union College - KY $5,100
# 5 #5 East Central University $5,714
# 6 #6 American Public University System $5,950
# 7 #7 Campbellsville University $5,985
# 8 #8 Midwestern State University $6,219
# 9 #9 University of Central Missouri $6,220
# 10 #10 Pittsburg State University $6,240
# 11 #11 Texas A&M University-Kingsville $6,333
# 12 #12 Georgia Southern University $6,444
# 13 #13 Delaware State University $6,570
# 14 #14 Wayne State College $6,673
# 15 #15 University of South Dakota $6,987
# 16 #16 Eastern New Mexico University-Main Campus $7,006
# 17 #17 Grace College and Theological Seminary $7,020
# 18 #18 University of Southern Indiana $7,069
# 19 #19 Spalding University $7,310
# 20 #20 Iowa Wesleyan University $7,425
# 21 #21 Colorado Mesa University $7,500
# 22 #22 West Virginia University $7,635
# 23 #23 Concordia University-Chicago $7,820
#1
#1
Annual Tuition: $4,875
Annual Tuition: $4,875
Annual Tuition: $4,875
  • Online Degrees: 1
  • Financial Aid Recipients: 98%
  • Graduation Rate: 43%
  • Acceptance Rate: 90%
  • Average SATs: 960 -1160
  • Undergrad Online Enrollment: 348
  • Graduate Online Enrollment: 850
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: HLC
  • Phone #: (501) 450-5000

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
#2
#2

Missouri State University

Springfield (MO)
Annual Tuition: $5,015
Annual Tuition: $5,015
Annual Tuition: $5,015
  • Online Degrees: 1
  • Financial Aid Recipients: 97%
  • Graduation Rate: 56%
  • Acceptance Rate: 84%
  • Average SATs: 1040 -1240
  • Undergrad Online Enrollment: 1,048
  • Graduate Online Enrollment: 1,332
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: HLC
  • Phone #: (417) 836-5000

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
#3
#3
Annual Tuition: $5,030
Annual Tuition: $5,030
Annual Tuition: $5,030
  • Online Degrees: 1
  • Financial Aid Recipients: 90%
  • Graduation Rate: 45%
  • Acceptance Rate: 69%
  • Average SATs: 910 -1140
  • Undergrad Online Enrollment: 374
  • Graduate Online Enrollment: 178
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: HLC
  • Phone #: (701) 858-3000

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
#4
#4

Union College - KY

Barbourville (KY)
Annual Tuition: $5,100
Annual Tuition: $5,100
Annual Tuition: $5,100
  • Online Degrees: 1
  • Financial Aid Recipients: 100%
  • Graduation Rate: 39%
  • Acceptance Rate: 63%
  • Undergrad Online Enrollment: 153
  • Graduate Online Enrollment: 133
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Phone #: (606) 546-4151

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
#5
#5
Annual Tuition: $5,714
Annual Tuition: $5,714
Annual Tuition: $5,714
  • Online Degrees: 1
  • Financial Aid Recipients: 88%
  • Graduation Rate: 37%
  • Acceptance Rate: 48%
  • Average SATs: 930 -1140
  • Undergrad Online Enrollment: 276
  • Graduate Online Enrollment: 387
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: HLC
  • Phone #: (580) 332-8000

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
#6
#6
Annual Tuition: $5,950
Annual Tuition: $5,950
Annual Tuition: $5,950
  • Online Degrees: 6
  • Financial Aid Recipients: 100%
  • Graduation Rate: 40%
  • Undergrad Online Enrollment: 37,335
  • Graduate Online Enrollment: 7,914
  • School Type: For-Profit
  • School Accreditation: HLC
  • Phone #: (877) 468-6268

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
#7
#7

Campbellsville University

Campbellsville (KY)
Annual Tuition: $5,985
Annual Tuition: $5,985
Annual Tuition: $5,985
  • Online Degrees: 2
  • Financial Aid Recipients: 94%
  • Graduation Rate: 36%
  • Acceptance Rate: 69%
  • Undergrad Online Enrollment: 913
  • Graduate Online Enrollment: 944
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Phone #: (270) 789-5000 x5000

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 - Administration
  • Master of Arts in Sport Management - Marketing
#8
#8

Midwestern State University

Wichita Falls (TX)
Annual Tuition: $6,219
Annual Tuition: $6,219
Annual Tuition: $6,219
  • Online Degrees: 1
  • Financial Aid Recipients: 93%
  • Graduation Rate: 45%
  • Acceptance Rate: 81%
  • Average SATs: 930 -1120
  • Undergrad Online Enrollment: 825
  • Graduate Online Enrollment: 511
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Phone #: (940) 397-4000

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
#9
#9
Annual Tuition: $6,220
Annual Tuition: $6,220
Annual Tuition: $6,220
  • Online Degrees: 3
  • Financial Aid Recipients: 94%
  • Graduation Rate: 51%
  • Acceptance Rate: 84%
  • Undergrad Online Enrollment: 449
  • Graduate Online Enrollment: 728
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: HLC
  • Phone #: (660) 543-4111

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)
#10
#10
Annual Tuition: $6,240
Annual Tuition: $6,240
Annual Tuition: $6,240
  • Online Degrees: 2
  • Financial Aid Recipients: 94%
  • Graduation Rate: 52%
  • Acceptance Rate: 87%
  • Average SATs: 916 -1185
  • Undergrad Online Enrollment: 170
  • Graduate Online Enrollment: 850
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: HLC
  • Phone #: (620) 231-7000

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)
#11
#11
Annual Tuition: $6,333
Annual Tuition: $6,333
Annual Tuition: $6,333
  • Online Degrees: 1
  • Financial Aid Recipients: 88%
  • Graduation Rate: 39%
  • Acceptance Rate: 84%
  • Average SATs: 940 -1120
  • Undergrad Online Enrollment: 70
  • Graduate Online Enrollment: 341
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Phone #: (361) 593-2111

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
#12
#12

Georgia Southern University

Statesboro (GA)
Annual Tuition: $6,444
Annual Tuition: $6,444
Annual Tuition: $6,444
  • Online Degrees: 1
  • Financial Aid Recipients: 91%
  • Graduation Rate: 50%
  • Acceptance Rate: 68%
  • Average SATs: 1050 -1200
  • Undergrad Online Enrollment: 1,088
  • Graduate Online Enrollment: 1,619
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Phone #: (912) 478-5391

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
#13
#13
Annual Tuition: $6,570
Annual Tuition: $6,570
Annual Tuition: $6,570
  • Online Degrees: 1
  • Financial Aid Recipients: 98%
  • Graduation Rate: 42%
  • Acceptance Rate: 45%
  • Average SATs: 820 -1020
  • Undergrad Online Enrollment: 36
  • Graduate Online Enrollment: 108
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: MSCHE
  • Phone #: (302) 857-6060

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
#14
#14

Wayne State College

Wayne (NE)
Annual Tuition: $6,673
Annual Tuition: $6,673
Annual Tuition: $6,673
  • Online Degrees: 1
  • Financial Aid Recipients: 95%
  • Graduation Rate: 51%
  • Undergrad Online Enrollment: 163
  • Graduate Online Enrollment: 498
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: HLC
  • Phone #: (402) 375-7000

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
#15
#15

University of South Dakota

Vermillion (SD)
Annual Tuition: $6,987
Annual Tuition: $6,987
Annual Tuition: $6,987
  • Online Degrees: 2
  • Financial Aid Recipients: 94%
  • Graduation Rate: 59%
  • Acceptance Rate: 87%
  • Average SATs: 990 -1180
  • Undergrad Online Enrollment: 1,921
  • Graduate Online Enrollment: 983
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: HLC
  • Phone #: (605) 658-6200

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
#16
#16
Annual Tuition: $7,006
Annual Tuition: $7,006
Annual Tuition: $7,006
  • Online Degrees: 1
  • Financial Aid Recipients: 97%
  • Graduation Rate: 36%
  • Acceptance Rate: 60%
  • Average SATs: 900 -1110
  • Undergrad Online Enrollment: 1,514
  • Graduate Online Enrollment: 917
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: HLC
  • Phone #: (575) 562-1011

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
#17
#17
Annual Tuition: $7,020
Annual Tuition: $7,020
Annual Tuition: $7,020
  • Online Degrees: 1
  • Financial Aid Recipients: 98%
  • Graduation Rate: 69%
  • Acceptance Rate: 82%
  • Undergrad Online Enrollment: 106
  • Graduate Online Enrollment: 188
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: HLC
  • Phone #: (574) 372-5100

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
#18
#18
Annual Tuition: $7,069
Annual Tuition: $7,069
Annual Tuition: $7,069
  • Online Degrees: 1
  • Financial Aid Recipients: 92%
  • Graduation Rate: 50%
  • Acceptance Rate: 94%
  • Average SATs: 980 -1170
  • Undergrad Online Enrollment: 636
  • Graduate Online Enrollment: 1,295
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: HLC
  • Phone #: (812) 464-8600

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
#19
#19

Spalding University

Louisville (KY)
Annual Tuition: $7,310
Annual Tuition: $7,310
Annual Tuition: $7,310
  • Online Degrees: 1
  • Financial Aid Recipients: 99%
  • Graduation Rate: 40%
  • Acceptance Rate: 59%
  • Average SATs: 930 -1150
  • Undergrad Online Enrollment: 90
  • Graduate Online Enrollment: 44
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Phone #: (502) 585-9911

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
#20
#20

Iowa Wesleyan University

Mount Pleasant (IA)
Annual Tuition: $7,425
Annual Tuition: $7,425
Annual Tuition: $7,425
  • Online Degrees: 1
  • Financial Aid Recipients: 79%
  • Graduation Rate: 31%
  • Acceptance Rate: 50%
  • Average SATs: 920 -1060
  • Undergrad Online Enrollment: 45
  • Graduate Online Enrollment: 23
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: HLC
  • Phone #: (319) 385-8021

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
#21
#21

Colorado Mesa University

Grand Junction (CO)
Annual Tuition: $7,500
Annual Tuition: $7,500
Annual Tuition: $7,500
  • Online Degrees: 2
  • Financial Aid Recipients: 90%
  • Graduation Rate: 34%
  • Acceptance Rate: 82%
  • Average SATs: 930 -1170
  • Undergrad Online Enrollment: 428
  • Graduate Online Enrollment: 71
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: HLC
  • Phone #: (970) 248-1020

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)
#22
#22

West Virginia University

Morgantown (WV)
Annual Tuition: $7,635
Annual Tuition: $7,635
Annual Tuition: $7,635
  • Online Degrees: 4
  • Financial Aid Recipients: 94%
  • Graduation Rate: 61%
  • Acceptance Rate: 72%
  • Average SATs: 1030 -1230
  • Undergrad Online Enrollment: 1,272
  • Graduate Online Enrollment: 1,453
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: HLC
  • Phone #: (304) 293-0111

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
#23
#23

Concordia University-Chicago

River Forest (IL)
Annual Tuition: $7,820
Annual Tuition: $7,820
Annual Tuition: $7,820
  • Online Degrees: 5
  • Financial Aid Recipients: 100%
  • Graduation Rate: 47%
  • Acceptance Rate: 75%
  • Average SATs: 1010 -1180
  • Undergrad Online Enrollment: 259
  • Graduate Online Enrollment: 3,314
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: HLC
  • Phone #: (708) 771-8300

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 in Sports and Recreation Management to MBA (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)