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Department of Kinesiology

Sport Admin Graduate Program

Master's Degree in Sport Administration

Welcome to Fresno State's Sport Administration Graduate Program!  We equip graduate students with the knowledge, skills, & tools they need to be successful in life & the sport industry.  


"The Fresno State Sport Administration program was a life changing experience. I am so proud to be a graduate of this great program."  

Chris Spells, Recreation Director & Manager of Roberts Pavilion, Claremont College




Career Development

Career Development

In our program you don't just sit in class and take notes.  Our courses are taught by leading professors who help you accelerate your professional growth. We do this through extensive career development training.  Here are just a few things we'll help you do:

  • Find a career you'll love
  • Build a powerful resume
  • Gain valuable work experience
  • Develop a network of sport contacts
  • Discover the best places to get a sports job


"This program prepares you for any job in sports at any level."

Theresa Kurtz, Associate Director of Strategic Communications, Mountain West Conference


Career Mentor

A career in sport is a journey and few students have it all figured out.  That's why we provide a career mentor who is there to answer all of your questions along the way and guide you step-by-step on your chosen career path.

"Thank you for all your guidance and mentorship. I have developed tremendously in my personal and professional life.  I now feel equipped and prepared for my future." 

Mimi Ho, Golf Professional

Sport Internships

You won't just learn about sport — you'll gain hands-on sport industry experience.  In fact, our students have completed internships in various positions at youth, high school, college, olympic, and professional sport organizations.  Here are just a few examples:

  • Communications and Media Relations
  • Community and Public Relations
  • NCAA Compliance
  • Development and Fundraising
  • Game and Event Management
  • Video Productions
  • Stadium Operations
  • Football & Basketball Operations
  • Marketing and Promotions
  • Player Personnel
  • Social Media
  • Sponsorship and Sport Properties
  • Sport Medicine
  • Strength and Conditioning
  • Student-Athlete Services
  • Ticket Operations and Sales
  • Analytics & Statistics
  • Many more!

Sport Jobs

We guide our students through every phase of the sport job process.  From finding a career you love, to developing a sport network, to building a powerful sport resume, to the best places to find a job in sport.  Our #1 goal is to help you reach yours.

"The Sport Administration Program equipped me with strong networking skills that helped me obtain my dream job." 

Ervin Hernandez, Athletic Director Sweetwater High School, San Diego, CA



Personal Development

Personal Development

Life is more than a job.  You still need to be you.  But many students struggle to figure out life after college.  That's why we focus on the whole person. Focusing on what matters most in life and creating good habits can go a long way toward a happier, healthier you.  In our program, we'll help you:

  • Build a life plan
  • Boost your energy
  • Get back into shape
  • Beat procrastination
  • Figure out life after college


"I consider my two years in the Sport Administration program at Fresno State two of the best years of my life." 

Jared Meyer, Senior Director of Development, University of Wisconsin 




Leadership Development

Leadership Development

Leadership is one of the most sought after skills in sport which is why skilled leaders get paid more and are promoted faster than their work colleagues.  That's why at Fresno State, we help you develop the leadership skills you need to be successful at every level of sport.  In our program you'll:

  • Learn what it takes to become a leader
  • Sharpen your own leadership skills
  • Gain a competitive advantage


"The Sport Administration program at Fresno State is much more than a graduate degree. I developed leadership skills that are essential for my career."

Matt Studwell, Associate Athletics Director for Facilities & Operations, Fresno State



Program FAQs

Fresno State's graduate program is the premier graduate program on the West coast. While we teach our students a lot about sport, our real focus is to help student's develop their full potential.  

So if you're looking for a graduate program that's affordable, helps you grow personally and professionally, and accelerates your sport career, you've found it.

Don't miss out on a life-changing experience.


Unlike 1-year programs designed to rush you through as quickly as possible so the next class come in, in our graduate program you receive 24-months of intensive personal and career development training.  During your time with us you'll make life-long friends, grow as a person and professional, and gain valuable work experience so you're equipped and prepared for your future.


We're one of the most affordable Sport Administration programs in the United States. Don't make the financial mistake of adding thousands in student loan debt when you can obtain your master's degree for a fraction of the cost.

Graduate Assistantship Questions?  

If you have questions about tuition or our graduate assistantships, contact Dr. Stephanie Moore our Graduate Program Coordinator (

We receive more applications than we can accept so apply early.


Apply in 3 simple steps:

Step 1:  Apply online at CAL State Apply

Step 2:  Complete the GRE or MAT 

Step 3:  Send us your GRE/MAT scores, transcripts, and 3 letters of recommendation

Application Questions?

Learn more or reach out to Dr. Stephanie Moore our Graduate Program Coordinator (

Don't delay.  We only accept 5-7 students per year. 



"I can't put into words how thankful I am.  I learned so many valuable things that will propel not only my career, but my personal life as well."

Laine Brown, Athletic Trainer, Boise State University 


"This program helped shaped me into who I am today. Thank you for an amazing two years!"

Brian Chongtoua, Admissions Advisor, University of California-Merced


"My early success within the NFL is directly related to the skills & guidance given to me while in the program."

John Middlekauff, Former NFL Scout, TV & Radio Commentator




Career Game Plan

Maximize Your Potential

Fresno State's Sport Administration Graduate Program is designed to help you grow personally and professionally.  When you enroll into our program, we equip you with the knowledge, skills, & tools you need to power your future.  

Don't miss out on this life-changing experience.

If you aspire to be your very best then apply to the Fresno State Sport Administration Graduate Program TODAY!



Questions?  If you have questions about how to apply, contact our Graduate Program Coordinator, Dr. Stephanie Moore at 559.278.0255 or  For general questions about the Sport Administration Graduate Program, email our Sport Administration Program Coordinator, Dr. John McMillen: