Canisius University Named a Top School for Online Master's in Sports Management

March 8, 2022

Buffalo, NY – Canisius University has been ranked fifth in the nation for its online master’s degree in sports management by the website  To see where Canisius’ sports administration master’s program ranks among the top schools, click here.  

Housed in the School of Education and Human Services, the online master’s program offers a flexible, hands-on curriculum that emphasizes emerging sports industry trends, contemporary communications skills and cutting-edge technologies used in sport administration. Coursework teamed with internships, travel abroad opportunities and industry events give students a broad education in business and leadership skills, which are increasingly essential in the global sports industry.  Students graduate prepared for a long roster of careers including intercollegiate athletics, amateur or professional sports, sports marketing and event and facility management. Click here to learn more about the program. researched and analyzed more than 7,700 accredited schools using data from the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) and from the schools themselves.  Canisius’ recognition comes at a time when enrollment in master’s degree programs is on the rise.  The Council of Graduate Schools (CGS) reported a 7.3 percent increase in first-time graduate student enrollment.  The CGS report cites the growth of online and hybrid options as the primary driver of these trends.  

One of 27 Jesuit universities in the nation, Canisius is the premier private university in Western New York. Canisius prepares leaders – intelligent, caring, faithful individuals – able to pursue and promote excellence in their professions, their communities and their service to humanity.