Admission Requirements

The Master in Sport Administration and Leadership (MSAL) program is designed to prepare graduates for leadership responsibilities in the field of sport. The focus is on the critical analysis of complex problems, and the use of theory and research to identify and solve issues for sport organizations. Therefore, we are interested in students who are attracted to demonstrating a worldview informed by multicultural and global perspectives; who seek to address ethical challenges in the profession, and who want to promote social justice both personally and professionally.

  • Minimum grade point average of 3.00 GPA calculated from official transcripts of all post-secondary educational institutions attended in the last 90 quarter/60 semester credits of the bachelor’s degree, including any transfer credits earned during this time and any post-baccalaureate course work. Average GPA of those admitted has been 3.4 on a 4-point scale. For those applicants with less than a 3.0 GPA, higher GRE scores are required.
  • GRE exam scores. The GRE scores of those admitted average around the 50th percentile on all three aspects of the Exam: Verbal Reasoning, Quantitative Reasoning, and Analytical Writing. Recent GMAT scores above the 50th percentile on all sections may be substituted for GRE scores. Contact MSAL Coordinator for more information.
  • If you plan to apply for a graduate assistantship, an interview with the program director may be required.
  • No specific major is required for admittance. Our students have received bachelor’s degrees in History, Psychology, Business, Chemistry, Philosophy, Communications, Exercise Science, and many other areas.
  • We want students who are critical thinkers and can apply theory to practical portfolio-based assignments.


Contact Us

Maylon Hanold Ed.D.

Program Director
(206) 398.4663

Rose Kaser
Graduate Program Coordinator

Graduate Admissions