Master of Science (M.S.) in Applied Economics & Cybersecurity Policy & Governance

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 a city known for relentless commitment to and support of professional and collegiate athletics, we believe offering an M.S. in Sports Administration at Boston College fills a gap in the region.
Elisabeth Hiles, Program Director

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

Sample Courses: Fall 2018 

Where Our Students Work


Head Coach, Girls Volleyball, Noble and Greenough School in Dedham, MA

Account Manager, Ticket Sales, Collegiate Level

Associate Communication Director, Collegiate Level

Assistant Football Strength and Conditioning Coach, Collegiate Level


Application Information


If you are mailing physical documents in support of your application, please mail those application materials to: 

Boston College WCAS Processing Center
P.O. Box 67445
Chestnut Hill,  MA  02467

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)

At this time the program is not open to international students requiring an I-20. 

Start Your Application

If you have technical difficulties with or technical questions about the Embark on-line application, please login to your application and call 617-552-4357, or email


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.

Personal Statement

To be uploaded to your online Application Form.

In 1,000-1,500 words, describe your academic and professional goals, any experience relevant to this program, and your future plans, expectations, and aspirations.

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.

Letters must be sent directly from recommender either through online application portal or directly to Woods College.  We will not accept letters that are not in a sealed envelope mailed directly from recommender or emailed directly from recommender.


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.


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


Entrance Term:Application Due Date:Decision Letter Sent By:
FallEarly Deadline: May 1June 1
 Regular Deadline: June 15
July 15

Rolling admissions after regular deadline.

Applications will be reviewed on a case by case basis, pending availability.
Spring Early Deadline: October 15
November 15
 Regular Deadline: November 15December 15
 Rolling admissions after regular deadline. Applications will be reviewed on a case by case basis, pending availability.
Summer Early Deadline: March 1April 1
 Regular Deadline: April 1 
May 1
 Rolling admissions after regular deadline.Applications will be reviewed on a case by case basis, pending availability.

Articulation Agreements