Master of Science (M.S.) in Sports Administration

The Master of Science in Sports Administration program at Boston College addresses the challenges and opportunities of an industry in rapid growth. Designed to propose new thinking and broaden leadership competencies for those in sports management as well as administrators and coaches, this degree focuses on balancing the needs of the many stakeholders within an athletic system. The Sports Administration Masters focuses on development and cultivation of the individual, team, and organization through the establishment of an intentional culture of trust and commitment which adhere to the broader core values of the institution.

Students will learn how to guide team members into alignment, and learn how to embrace and overcome setbacks through a positive focus on teamwork and collaboration. Using the Jesuit principles as the foundation for leadership and decision-making, graduates will learn how to authentically lead and bring out the best in others by espousing core values as guiding principles.

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In the last semester of the program, the Internship course guarantees a placement either with Boston College Athletics, or a local or professional sports organization. The following is a sample of past internship sites:

Harvard Athletics
Babson Athletics
Worcester Railers Minor League Hockey
Houston Texans
LA Rams
NY Mets
Brooklyn Nets
New England Revolution

Sports are about selflessness and being a team player, and those qualities pretty much define what the Jesuit values are all about. My ethics class has helped me build my own principles, which I’m going to use to help other people, and follow for the rest of my life. In my role as a coach, I’m working to develop my players physically, mentally, socially, and athletically. Hopefully, when they leave they are better people.
Julian Campenni, Defensive End Coach at Bowling Green State University

At a Glance

How many courses?

Ten courses are required for the program.


Study full- or part-time. Tailored to the needs of technical professionals and individuals seeking knowledge to advance their careers.


What will I study?


  • Courses: 10
  • Credits: 30
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Spring 2021 Course Offerings

Note - The above listings are informational only. For a real-time current listing of courses including closed or canceled courses, please use the Course Information and Schedule system.

Our Faculty

Advisory Board

Nick Bobrov

Director of European Scouting, New York Rangers

Matt Hasselbeck

Former NFL quarterback, ESPN Analyst

Jade Pricket, M.S.

Senior Associate Director of Student, Athlete Development, Boston College

Dave Cataruzulo, M.S.

Director of Alumni Affairs and Planned Giving at the Roxbury Latin School

Martin Jarmond, M.S., MBA

Athletic Director, University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA)


Doug Ramos, M.D.

Team Physician, Creighton University
College World Series Physician
Chair, Big East Health & Safety Committee

Michael Serazio, Ph.D.

Associate Professor in the Department of Communication, Boston College

Alison Quandt Westgate, MBA

Associate Athletic Director for Academics & Student Services, University of Massachusetts Lowell

Where Our Students & Graduates Work


Defensive End Coach at Bowling Green 

Director of Women's Basketball Operations at Virginia Commonwealth University

Inside Sales Representative at Brooklyn Nets 

Player Development for the Dallas Mavericks

Director of Club and Intramural Sports at Marshall University

Strength and Conditioning Coach at Miami Dolphins

Application Information


Click on each box below to find additional details on each item.
Applications are accepted on a rolling basis.

Please mail application materials to:

Boston College
Woods College of Advancing Studies Admissions Office
St. Mary's Hall South
140 Commonwealth Avenue
Chestnut Hill, MA 02467

If your academic institution provides electronic transcripts please indicate as the recipient.


Online Application


  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college/university (minimum GPA 3.0)
    • Applicants with GPA lower than 3.0 will be reviewed on a case by case basis.
  • Personal Statement
  • 2 Letters of recommendation
  • Application fee $60 (to be paid as part of the online application)


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Entrance Term: Application Due Date: Decision Letter Sent By:
Fall Early Deadline: May 1 June 1
  Regular Deadline: June 15
(International Students applying for Fall must submit an application by June 15th.)
July 15

Rolling admissions after Regular deadline. 

Applications will be reviewed on a case by case basis, pending availability.
Please note: The spring semester start date has been moved to Thursday, January 28, 2020. Applications for the Spring 2021 are still being accepted and students are strongly encouraged to apply.  
Spring  Early Deadline: October 15
(International Students applying for spring 2018 must submit an application by October 15th Applications received after October 15th will be considered for the summer semester.)
November 15
  Preferred Deadline: November 15 December 15
  Applications will be accepted after November 15 and reviewed on a case by case basis, pending availability. Students are encouraged to apply after November 15.  
Summer  Early Deadline: March 1 April 1
  Regular Deadline: April 1 
(International Students applying for summer I must submit an application by March 1st. Summer 2 applicants must submit an application by April 1st.)
May 1
  Rolling admissions after Regular deadline. Applications will be reviewed on a case by case basis, pending availability.

Standardized Tests

The Woods College MS in Sports Administration does not require the GRE or GMAT for admissions. If you believe your scores would enhance your application, please feel free to submit them. Our GRE reporting code is 7534 and our GMAT reporting code is 44X-HX-07. 

For all non-native English speakers the TOEFL (reporting code 3276) or IELTS (if applicable) is required. Please view the international page for required test scores. If your undergraduate degree was conducted in English, you may be eligible for a TOEFL waiver. Please contact Woods College Admissions if you believe you qualify for a waiver.waiver.



Unofficial transcripts may be uploaded to your online application form for purposes of application review. However, official transcript(s) must also be submitted upon acceptance/matriculation. Both undergraduate and graduate transcripts are required.

Please mail transcripts to:

Boston College
Woods College of Advancing Studies Admissions Office
St. Mary's Hall South
140 Commonwealth Avenue
Chestnut Hill, MA 02467

If your academic institution provides electronic transcripts please indicate as the recipient.

Boston College Alumni and Current Students:
Your BC transcript must be formally requested from the Office of Student Services and submitted to the Woods College. Woods cannot request or access transcripts independently. 

Official Transcript Submission for International Applicants.

All students who have, or are currently attending, an institution outside of the United States must provide a detailed, course-by-course transcript evaluation  indicating the conferral of an undergraduate degree that is equivalent to a U.S. bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution.  

This evaluation is not just an English translation, but a document provided by an accredited evaluating agency that shows all grades, course titles, credit hours, United States degree equivalency, grade-point average (GPA), and date of degree conferral. 
This detailed, course-by-course transcript evaluation must be submitted to complete the application.

Please request a detailed, course-by-course transcript evaluation for all international institutions where a degree was conferred from one of the following agencies:

Educational Credential Evaluators
P.O. Box 514070
Milwaukee, WI 53203-3470

Center for Educational Documentation
P.O. Box 170116
Boston, MA 02117

World Education Services Inc.
P.O. Box 5087
Bowling Green Station
New York, NY 10274-5087

Applicants whose Native language is not English are required to demonstrate English language proficiency, for required scores, visit our International Student page.

International Student page

Personal Statement

To be uploaded to your online Application Form.

In 500-750 words, describe your academic and professional goals, any experience relevant to this program, and your future plans, expectations, and aspirations.


To be uploaded to your online Application Form

In addition to your academic history and relevant work experience, please include any licenses currently held, any social justice-related experience, any language skills other than English, and any research experience or publications.

Letters of Recommendation

Two letters of recommendation are required. If you have been out of school for less than 5 years, one of these letters must speak to your academic abilities and should come from a professor, academic advisor, or other person who would be able to discuss your academic record. Please do not submit recommendations from friends or family. 

Letters of recommendation must be uploaded to the online application, emailed, or sent directly to Woods College by the recommender.  We will not accept letters that are not recieved directly from the recommender. 

Please note: Letters of recommendations should be provided by Professional or Academic recommenders.



For all international students and non-native English speakers, interviews are conducted as part of the application process. The purpose of the interview is for the admission committee to gain a better sense of an applicant and how the program fits his or her academic and vocational needs. Additionally, the interview provides the committee an opportunity to answer a student’s specific questions and to address the unique needs one may have in transitioning to Boston College.  The interview will last no more than 15 minutes.  Qualified applicants will receive information on how to schedule an interview once their application has been received and initially evaluated. 

Articulation Agreements


If you have questions about the program, please contact Program Director Elisabeth Hiles.