Sport Leadership

The Center for Sport Leadership offers an internationally acclaimed 12-month Master's program that provides a year of work experience in a vibrant urban sporting community.

Through vision, teamwork, creativity, enthusiasm and innovation, our students will utilize theory, practical application and collaboration to learn the processes necessary to become the next generation of leaders in coaching and administration of sport.

Program Overview

The Master of Sport Leadership is the primary degree earned by our students. Designed to prepare students for work in positions of influence within the sports industry, it is a full-time course of study over a period of 12 to 16 months located on the VCU campus in Richmond, VA.

Full-time MSL students beign their coursework in the fall semester and follow the following schedule over 12 to 16 months:

  • Fall semester: 15 credits (five courses)
  • Spring semester: 15 credits (five courses)
  • Summer or the following fall semester: six credits consisting of an externship in the sport industry

To see the graduation requirements, core courses, electives and full curriculum of the program, visit the VCU Bulletin.


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