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Delivery Format

Manageable online format designed for active professionals.

Professional MSA curriculum is delivered in a manageable, online format so you can earn your master's degree without putting your career on hold. 

Generally, students enroll in one class every seven weeks with a one-week break between. Courses are delivered through Blackboard where our instructors provide a variety of methods for teaching the course topics. This includes live virtual classrooms and presenters, recorded lectures, discussion boards, and case studies.   


The OHIO family is important to the Professional MSA experience. The PMSA program offers six (6) residency opportunities during the program where we combine in-person classwork on Special Topics (ex. eSports, Sports Gambling/Betting, Diversity & Incusion) with networking opportunities with current PMSA students, on campus students, faculty and alumni.

Residencies take place on Ohio University’s main campus in Athens or in conjunction with top industry Conferences (i.e., National Sports Forum). Students are required to earn five residency credit hours (SASM 6900) with alternative options for students unable to attend residencies in person. However, attendance at all residencies is highly encouraged. Attendance at four of the six is required.