JD/MS in Sports Administration and JD/MBA in Sports Administration

For the law student interested in working as a college athletics compliance officer, sports agent, commissioner of a sports league/conference, or any number of other sports-related legal careers, the JD/MS or JD/MBA in Sports Administration is an excellent choice. Students receive a first-rate legal education through the STU School of Law, right here on campus, while taking specialized sports administration classes towards their master's degree. The sports administration curriculum provides students with the unique skills necessary for success in this area through courses such as sports financial management, sports marketing, sports media/public relations, and athletic fundraising.

Featured Professors

  • Dr. Ted Abernethy, Director of Sports Administration programs. Over 20 years of experience
  • Dr. Seok-Ho Song, Sports Administration Professor and Advisor. Over 10 years of experience.
  • Dr. Robert Epling, Associate Professor of Sports Administration and Advisor. Over 20 years of experience.

For questions, contact Dr. Ted Abernethy, Program Director, at 305-628-6630

Career Outcomes

Management positions in the following organizations: NFL, NBA, MLB, NHL, ATP, WTA, PGA, LPGA, MLS, NASL, NASCAR, NCAA, NAIA, as well as various events, governing organizations, and manufacturers in the sports industry.


Nine (9) credits from the law school will be substituted towards completion of the MBA or MS in Sports Administration. Conversely, 13 credits from the MBA or MS in Sports Administration will be substituted towards completion of the JD. Refer to the MBA and MS curricula for additional requirements.

Admissions Requirements

  • Online Application
  • Resume
  • 2 letters of recommendation
  • Official transcripts
  • 2-page goal statement
  • Interview with faculty members

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