The MSBL program is designed around the principle of ‘leading edge’ and actualized through the thoughtful integration of theoretical perspectives and industry knowledge. We operate on these principles at multiple levels to ensure we prepare students for the rapidly changing sport industry. The MSBL program is a combination of academics, work experiences, and industry professional involvement. We engage these aspects through our advisory board, real-world projects, co-creation of new courses by academics and industry professionals, guest speakers, faculty who actively participate in scholarly communities and work with local sport organizations, our internship requirement, and the program’s participation in Albers Mentor Program highlight a few ways we stay at the leading edge.
The MSBL 48-credit program curriculum consists of required core courses, an internship, capstone project, and electives.
Plus one of the following Colloquium Options (3 credits)
The remaining 29 credits are usually taken from the MSBL courses (current academic year listed below) and other graduate programs at Seattle University. At least 20 elective credits must be MSBL courses *
* With permission, students may transfer up to 9 credits from another educational institution.
We also offer a joint degree with the Law School (JD/MSBL). Students interested in the joint JD/MSBL must apply separately to both programs.