M.S. in Athletic Leadership – Albright College

Master’s Degree: Athletic Leadership

Designed by seasoned athletic professionals

As a current or aspiring sports professional, you understand that the sports landscape is evolving. And, as an effective leader, you understand that – to achieve success – you’ll need to motivate diverse others, market your team, ensure regulatory compliance and follow the latest industry trends. To stand out, you want to invest in the skillset that will drive your team’s performance.

Albright’s online Master of Science in Athletic Leadership program is designed by seasoned athletic professionals to help you gain knowledge of the key areas of athletics, such as coaching, athletic training, communications and many others that enhance your expertise in the field.

With accelerated five-week semesters, you can complete your degree in a little more than a year. And because our classes are fully online, you can balance your studies with your busy life.

Whether you’re looking to pursue your master’s degree or want to enroll only in specific classes, Albright enables you to reach your goals. We also make it more affordable. All classes are priced at $1,540 (or $513.33 per graduate credit).

Internships offer valuable hands-on learning

If you have less than one year of work experience in athletics, you’ll enroll in a two-semester immersive internship. With it, you’ll apply what you learn in the classroom setting to a real-life setting and be prepared for the next step in your successful career in athletics.


$109,497 Average salary for a collegiate athletic director
26-29% Expected job growth
For coaches, referees, and other (2020-2030)
5-14% pay increase For teachers who earn their master’s degree


Our programs

Athletic Leadership Degree Options
At Albright College, you can add a certificate to your Master of Science in Athletic Leadership. Students who select MAP 611 Health Coaching I and MAP 612 Health Coaching II and complete the required MAP 601 class, will earn a Health & Wellness Education Specialist Certificate. This certificate prepares students for the American Council on Exercise (ACE) Health Coach Certification Exam.

Provisional Status
You may enroll in graduate courses with provisional status while awaiting full admission to this degree program. Your dedicated Albright admission counselor will assist you through this process.

Non-Degree Status
You may be declared non-degree status if you apply for graduate study but do not plan to work toward a graduate degree. This status is typically reserved for students taking courses for professional development who may want to transfer to another institution or who want to maintain certification in their fields. Applicants for non-degree status are required to verify receipt of baccalaureate degrees by submitting a transcript.

Jump-start your athletic career

With an master’s degree from Albright, you’ll develop a keen understanding of how every facet of athletics contributes to the overall goal. As a well-rounded leader, you’ll be equipped with the knowledge and skills of a seasoned sports administrator who can lead a team to success!

Frequently asked questions

How many courses do I need to take? How long does this take?
The complete Master’s in Athletic Leadership program is 10 courses in duration. Each class lasts five weeks.

Can I transfer classes?
Yes! You may transfer in a maximum of six credits.

How much does the program cost?
The price per course is $1,540 with no additional fees. Books are not included in this price.

When can I start?
There are eight opportunities throughout the year to begin this Albright master’s program. There are three start dates in the fall, three in the spring and two in the summer.

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