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MS in Sport Coaching, Leadership, and Administration

Please note that students that matriculated into this program from Summer 2021 onward will follow the new curriculum outlined below that will be effective in Fall 2022. Students who intend to complete this degree in this format before Fall 2022 should speak to their advisor and the program coordinator about these plans to work through potential complications.

Choosing a Concentration and Selecting Courses

This degree has two concentrations: coaching and sport administration. Ideally, you should choose your concentration area before you apply to the program, but there is some flexibility once you have begun the program. Concentration requirements with course numbers are listed below; full course descriptions can be found on the Courses page.

MS Coaching Concentration

Required courses (6 credits)
KIN 872 (in first semester), KIN 852, and KIN 896

Selectives (15 credits)
Physical cognate (2 courses): select from KIN 829, KIN 856, KIN 865, or KIN 868
Psychosocial cognate (2 courses): select from KIN 846, KIN 849, KIN 855, or KIN 857
Administration cognate (1 course) – select from KIN 851, KIN 853, or KIN 854

Electives (6 credits)
Choose 1 additional course from either the physical or psychosocial cognate + choose 1 elective course (consult with your advisor first)

Practicum or Internship (3 credits)
Choose KIN 880 (Practicum) which is strongly recommended, or KIN 893 (Internship) which is appropriate in some cases

MS Sport Administration Concentration

Required courses (18 credits)
KIN 872 (in first semester), KIN 849, KIN 852, and KIN 896 (9 credits)

All courses from the Administration cognate (9 credits): KIN 851, KIN 853, and KIN 854

Selectives (6 credits)
Physical cognate (1 course): select from KIN 829, KIN 856, KIN 865, or KIN 868
Psychosocial cognate (1 course): select from KIN 846, KIN 849, KIN 855, or KIN 857

Elective (3 credits)
Choose 1 elective course (consult with your advisor first)

Internship or Practicum (3 credits)
Choose KIN 893 (Internship) which is strongly recommended, or KIN 880 (Practicum) which is appropriate in some cases

Costs for the Master’s Degree

  • Tuition: $26,925 ($897.50 per credit–hour)
  • Books and supplies: $500-800
  • MSU application fee: $65

* 2020-21 tuition rate – current rates are published on Controller’s Office website – scroll down to the line that reads On-line Education Masters. Fees may vary. Tuition for a hybrid course section may differ based on your state of residence.

Frequently-Asked Questions

Technological Requirements

You will need a computer with internet access. Internet speed equivalent to 4G wireless will typically suffice. Students with slower connection speeds will experience very slow loading of streaming video lectures and other high-bandwidth content. Individual courses may have specialized technological needs (such as specialized apps or software), but adequate tutorials will be provided as part of the course. You will also need a video camera/webcam to complete course assignments/projects.

Cloud-based back-up of all student work is highly recommended, and MSU students have access to Google Drive for file storage and back-up. This makes recovery of lost files possible, and makes it easier to assemble a final capstone portfolio or capstone project.

If you have questions about accessibility, please call the Help Desk, (800) 500-1554 or (517) 355-2345.

As with all computing situations involving the Internet or other file sharing, practice safe computing. Use the latest versions of software, install and use virus detection, and back-up your work regularly!

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East Lansing, MI 48824-1034
P: (517) 355-1837 F: (517) 353-6393
Email: sped@msu.edu