Frequently Asked Questions

Thank you for your interest in the Sport Administration Program at Seattle University. Our curriculum is set up to provide you with the skills to work in sport in many different capacities.

Q: Do I have to have a sports management or business background to be admitted into the program?

A: Not at all! 
We purposely look for students from a variety of backgrounds and majors. We believe that developing knowledge in an area in which you are interested allows you to then think more deeply about how to apply that and utilize that in a sport context. That said, when we do have business majors, they enjoy the deeper understandings specific to sport.

Q: Will I be able to fit classes in my work schedule?

A: Most of our students work while they attend our program. Given that the classes are in the evenings, it allows students to work and/or intern full or part time. Our classes are in evenings from 6-9pm and offered typically Monday-Thursday. Find detailed on Course Offerings and Organizations of classes here.

Q: How much do I have to pay per class?

A: Each class is usually three credits, and each credit is $741.
You will usually enroll in at least six credits per quarter
For up to dated financial information please click here 

Q: Do I have to pay any fees?

A: Yes, here's a breakdown of fees per quarter

Recreation Fee, Graduate student enrollment of 9 credits or more (per quarter)       $100
Recreation Fee, Graduate student enrollment of less than 9 credits (per quarter)     $65
Technology Fee, Graduate student enrollment of 9 credits or more (per quarter)      $155
Technology Fee, Graduate student enrollment of less than 9 credits (per quarter)    $100

Q: When is the deadline to submit my application?

A: For admissions, the priority deadline is February 15, 2018 for the cohort that begins mid August. The process is outlined here 

Q: I have a low undergrad GPA. Would that be an issue when my application is being considered?

A: Our average GPA historically and for current students is 3.5. Thus, a 2.0 would not make you competitive for admission to our program. However, we look only at the last 2 years of your undergraduate courses to calculate your GPA. So, if your GPA from those years were closer to 3.0, you would be much more competitive. 

We do assess applicants holistically, so if you scored really high on the GRE or GMAT, such as significantly higher than our 50th percentile requirement, that would help. An essay that answers the question and three very solid recommendations from prior professors speaking to your academic ability also helps. If these latter items are stellar, then they could potentially offset a lower GPA.

Q: Can International Students Apply for Graduate Assistantships?

A: Yes, international students can apply for Graduate Assistantships. 

Q: How do i apply for Graduate Assistantships?

A: In order to apply for a GA position, you have to first be fully admitted to the program. For that reason, we recommend having your  complete by the priority deadline, February 15. Applicants who make this deadline will receive notification on March 1. That gives you plenty of time to prepare your GA application by the March 30 deadline. We expect to know which positions are available sometime mid-January. You can find out more about graduate assistantships here.

Q: I am planning on attempting the joint program with the law school, can I use the LSAT score in place of the GMAT?

A: Yes, you can use your LSAT score in place of GMAT, but if your transcripts do not show enough Math competency, you may be required to take a Statistics quiz.

Q: How can I get information regarding housing?

Graduate students find their own housing. However, we do have some helpful information.

Seattle University Housing and Residence Life has limited availability in on-campus housing for graduate students. We are currently building a new Residence Hall opening Fall 2018, Vi Hilbert which will have capacity to take graduate students.

  • Vi Hilbert Hall has a variety of apartment types available to Seattle University students. Their leasing office is now accepting applications for the 2018-2019 school year. For more information, please visit their website: Vi Hilbert Hall
  • The Douglas Apartments have a variety of apartment types available to Seattle University students. Their leasing office is now accepting applications for the 2018-2019 school year. For more information, please visit their website: The Douglas Apartments
  • The Yobi Apartments have studio apartments with community kitchens available for Seattle University Students. To apply for a Yobi Apartment, please submit a Housing Application on the Housing Portal. For information about the apartments themselves, please visit the website: The Yobi

If you need assistance finding off-campus housing, you can visit our Off-Campus Housing site for information and possible available housing. The site includes a link for a listing of off-campus apartments near campus.

Helpful Facebook Pages:

Seattle University has also partnered with Places4Students, a company that specializes in providing Off-Campus Housing solutions for students. This service is free for all students to use as an effective method of finding a place to live off-campus or finding a roommate. Students need not register to search listings.  Landlords can list properties at very competitive rates (less than most other mediums of advertising). 

Contact Sue Ann Huang, Assistant Director, Residential Life, for more information., (206) 296-6305


Contact Us

Maylon Hanold Ed.D.

Program Director
(206) 398.4663

Rose Kaser
Graduate Program Coordinator

Graduate Admissions