Online Master's Program in Sports Management Ranks 3rd in Nation

May 18, 2017

BUFFALO, NY – recently recognized Canisius College for having the number three (No. 3) online master’s program in sports management, in the nation.  Housed in the School of Education and Human Services, the online master’s program in sports management was recognized for “emphasizing the importance of law, ethics and professional conduct in the athletic industry.” also recognized the ease at which students can “specialize their degrees in areas of sports marketing, athletic training and sports leadership” and “the hands-on training” students receive through internships and/or practicum coursework.  The Canisius College online master’s program in sports management ranked third, after the University of Florida (No. 1) and Texas A&M University-College Station (#2).  Students graduate prepared for a long roster of careers including intercollegiate athletics, amateur or professional sports, sports marketing, and event and facility management. 

“The online master’s program in sport administration at Canisius offers a flexible, hands-on curriculum that emphasizes emerging sports industry trends, communication skills and cutting-edge technologies used in sport administration,” says Jeffrey R. Lindauer, PhD, dean of the School of Education & Human Services.  “This latest ranking is the result of much hard work by our faculty and serves as an exclamation point to the quality of the sport administration program - and a Canisius education.”

In January 2017, named Canisius among the top 30 most affordable top-ranked schools for online master’s degree programs in sport management. collaborates with to help prospective college students find the school that best meets their needs through proprietary research, user-friendly guides and independent college rankings.  The methodology behind its rankings is grounded in statistical data compiled from the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) and the College Navigator, both of which are hosted by the National Center for Education Statistics. 

One of 28 Jesuit colleges in the nation, Canisius is the premier private college in Western New York.