The MSAL program is designed around the principle of ‘leading edge.’ Our curriculum is grounded in three areas of sustainability: business, human and environmental. This breadth ensures that students learn how to be systems thinkers in an increasingly complex world. Our courses provide students with the most up to date theoretical perspectives that help them become the analytical thinkers and problem-solvers needed in 21st century sport administration and leadership.
MSAL courses include real-world experiences and projects that require students to observe, analyze and solve multifaceted problems and issues. Course projects include,
We offer two degrees and one certificate. The first is a Masters in Sport Administration and Leadership (MSAL) and the second is a joint degree with the Law School (JD/MSAL). Students interested in the joint JD/MSAL must apply separately to both programs. In addition, we offer the Sport Sustainability Leadership Certificate (SSL) as a fully online option for students desiring to become a leader in sport sustainability while continuing to work in their current position.
The 48 quarter-credit program can be completed in two years. The typical quarter course load is two courses with the occasional quarter requiring a 3 course load. The pedagogy for the 48-credit degree is learner-centered, with an emphasis on collaborative learning in small groups.
The MSAL curriculum consists of 4 core courses, 1 credit of internship, and a culminating project (Colloquium) that are required.
Plus one of the following Colloquium Options (3 credits)
The remaining 32 credits may be taken from the list of MSAL and SSL electives and/or courses from other graduate programs at Seattle University.
Strategic Sport Leadership: SADL 5050, 5080, 5110, 5150, 5950 (Management Internship)
Branding in Sport: SADL 5060, 5070, 5080, 5110, 5140, 5160, 5170, 5950 (Marketing Internship)
Sustainability in Sport Leadership: SADL 5200, 5220, 5240, 5260, and 5895