Master of Sports Administration - About the Program


MSA Class

Why Sports Administration?

According to the United States Bureau of Labor Standards by 2012, the projected growth of athletes, coaches, umpires and related group will be at 18.3 percent and the growth in the recreation and fitness sector will be at 29.5 percent. The master degree program in sport administration provides graduate students with skills to effectively manage and lead a wide range activities in sport industry, including sales, marketing, public relations, operations, facilities, and event management.

Program Description

The 36-credit Master of Sports Administration (MSA) program is a graduate degree that focuses on practical and theoretical aspects of the various components related to the administration and management of sports personnel and facilities, recreation and fitness programs and businesses, health facilities, coaching, and recreational activities in both volunteer and paid positions.  There will also be a strong emphasis on leadership throughout the program. 

Why Fairleigh Dickinson Universtiy? 

Founded in 1942, Fairleigh Dickinson University (FDU) is the largest private educational institution in New Jersey, with 12,000 graduate and undergraduate students (including more than 800 international students). It has two northern New Jersey campuses in Teaneck and Madison, as well as overseas campuses in Wroxton, England and Vancouver, Canada. The University offers over 100 programs leading to associate, bachelor, master and doctoral degrees. FDU has more than 100,000 alumni worldwide.

A nationally recognized leader in both global education and distance learning, FDU's mission is to serve as "a center of academic excellence dedicated to the preparation of world citizens through global education."

Learning Outcomes

Each college program at FDU has identified outcome measures that indicate whether students are successful in meeting the specific outcomes for the program (more).

Class Locations

Location County
FDU – Metropolitan Campus Bergen
FDU – Florham Campus Morris
FDU Graduate Center Monmouth


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Terry Hoban 

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For more information, please contact:

Paulette Laubsch, DPA
Professor, SAS
Director, Master of Science in Homeland Security
201-692-6523 (Voice)
201-692-6529 (Fax)

Self-Enrollment: Master of Sports Administration (WebCampus Organization) 
Through 4/18/2015