M.S. Athletic Administration

Program Features
8-week Courses
100% Online
30-42 Credit Hours Required

When you earn your M.S. in Athletics Administration from Concordia University, Nebraska, you’ll not only meet the growing demand for effective high school and college athletic leaders by holding a degree that boasts both NIAAA and InSideOut Administrator Certifications. 

With an online MSAA, you’ll also: 

  • Become an ethical and respected leader prepared to navigate current and relevant issues in the athletics industry.  
  • Learn skills and strategies for building athletic programs on a foundation of Christian principles that promote mental, physical and spiritual growth.  
  • Gain the knowledge and experience needed to step into an athletic administration role while also completing the coursework required to qualify for certification as a Certified Athletic Administrator (CAA) through the NIAAA.

MSAA Courses

$425 per credit hour
standard rate
$340 per credit hour
special rate*

*Special rate: Those who work in a Lutheran institution, members of Lutheran congregations, alumni of any Concordia University System (CUS) school or Nebraska residents1

Lowest price among CUS schools and in Nebraska


Change the Game with a Meaningful, Purpose-Based Athletics Approach. 

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Program Highlights


With an online graduate Master of Science degree in Athletics Administration from Concordia University, you’ll find a distinctive blend of faith-based training and real-world experience alongside many other benefits: 

  • NIAAA Leadership Designations: Concordia embeds the NIAAA’s Leadership Training Courses (National Interscholastic Athletic Administrators Association) for reaching RAA (Registered Athletic Administrator), CAA (Certified Athletic Administrator), or CMAA (Certified Master Athletic Administrator) designations. 
  • InSideOut Administrator Certification: Concordia is one of two institutions in the world that partners with and embeds certification for the InSideOut Initiative methodology. 
  • Individual or Dual Concentrations: Students have the option of completing both the high school and collegiate concentrations by taking classes either consecutively or concurrently (dual certification is a 42-credit hour program). 


Learn from athletics experts who bring faith, years of experience and specialized knowledge to the classroom. 

Meet the faculty


Korrissa Aguilar
Concordia Alum

The program deepened the knowledge I had, introduced new and useful concepts, and reinforced realistic practices that I was able to apply to the real world immediately.

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Degree Goals

An MSAA graduate from Concordia University, Nebraska will be able to:    

  • Incorporate standards of ethics; local, state, and federal laws; and applicable athletic governing body regulations into the decision-making process for an athletic department. 
  • Formulate a process for collaboration among coaches, parents, institution administrators, the community, and the athletes themselves, to create an environment that fosters the physical, mental, and spiritual growth of each athlete in every program sponsored by the athletic department. 
  • Develop a marketing plan for an athletic department that focuses on creating sources of revenue outside the academic institution and develop relationships to assure individuals and organizations that comprise those revenue sources transform into strategic partners for growth. 
  • Design a strategic plan for an athletic department that addresses financial stewardship and growth, operation efficiency, and successful performance of each athletic program in both competition and academics.

Career Outcomes


  • Lead and manage a high school or college athletic department, overseeing matters of marketing, fundraising and finance; ethics, laws and regulatory compliance; strategic planning; and more. 
  • Collaborate with various stakeholders to create an environment that fosters the growth of the students, team, and institution. 


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1Discounted rate does not apply to course-only options.