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Graduate Certificate in Collegiate Athletic Administration — Online

The Graduate Certificate in Collegiate Athletics Administration provides students with a chance to acquire leadership skills and knowledge in all aspects of the largest amateur segment of the sports industry.

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We work with you to map your path to your goal.

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From real-world case studies to employer-based projects, we prepare you to manage what comes next.

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Whatever you’re passionate about, you’ll find the classes to sharpen your specialty.

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Part-time or full-time, we move at your speed, to get you where you’re going.

Enrollment

Full-Time, Part-Time

Entry Terms

Fall, Spring, Summer, Winter

Completion Time

6-12 months

Overview

College athletics in the United States is comprised of more than 1,200 schools, conferences, and organizations that collectively invest in the well-being of student-athletes – both on and off the field. The Graduate Certificate in Collegiate Athletics Administration provides students with an in-depth understanding of the largest amateur segment of the sports industry.

Through the program’s curriculum, students will be given the opportunity to acquire leadership skills and knowledge in a variety of collegiate athletics topics including sports management, NCAA compliance, fundraising, academic advising, gender and diversity in sport, and Title IX legislation. Upon completion, all credits earned in the Collegiate Athletics Administration Certificate can also be applied directly into the Master of Sports Leadership program.

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Unique Features

  • Courses from this certificate may be applied toward the Master of Sports Leadership
  • Designed to give students an in-depth understanding of the collegiate segment of the sports industry
  • Online format designed to provide the greatest flexibility for working professionals

Experiential / Co-op opportunities

Northeastern's signature experience-powered learning model has been at the heart of the university for more than a century. It combines world-class academics with professional practice, allowing you to acquire relevant, real-world skills you can immediately put into action in your current workplace.

This makes a Northeastern education a dynamic, transformative experience, giving you countless opportunities to grow as a professional and person.

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You know where you are headed and you've seen how our program will lead you there. So let's get going. Here's what you need to know before you enroll.

Application Requirements

  • Online application
  • Professional resumé: Current resumé that displays job responsibilities, relevant experience, and education history
  • Official undergraduate degree documentation
  • Proof of English language proficiency: ONLY for students for whom English is not their primary language

International Requirements

Are You an International Student? Find out what additional documents are required to apply.

Global Engagement Learn how our teaching and research benefit from a worldwide network of students, faculty, and industry partners.

Financing Requirements

Finance Your Education We offer a variety of resources, including scholarships and assistantships.

How to Apply Learn more about the application process and requirements.

Cost and Tuition

Application Deadlines

Our admissions process operates on a rolling basis, however we do recommend following the application guidelines below to ensure you can begin during your desired start term.

Winter 2021 Deadline
January 1, 2021Domestic application complete (First half start: January 19, 2021)
February 12, 2021Domestic application complete (Second half start: February 22, 2021)
Spring 2021 Deadline
April 2, 2021Domestic application complete (First half start: April 12, 2021)
May 14, 2021Domestic application complete (Second half start: May 24, 2021)
Summer 2021 Deadline
July 2, 2021Domestic application complete (Start date: July 12, 2021)
Fall 2021 Deadline
September 7, 2021Domestic application complete (first half start: September 20, 2021)
October 18, 2021Domestic application complete (second half start: November 1, 2021)

Student Body Profile

Below is a look at where our Management alumni work, the positions they hold, and the skills they bring to their organization.

 

  • Where They Work

    • State Street
    • Fidelity Investments
    • Dell EMC
    • IBM
    • Liberty Mutual Insurance
  • What They Do

    • Business Development
    • Sales
    • Operations
    • Finance
    • Entrepreneurship
  • What They're Skilled At

    • Management
    • Leadership
    • Customer Service
    • Microsoft Office
    • Project Management

 

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Overview

Did You Know?

College athletics in the United States are comprised of more than 1,200 schools, conferences, and organizations that collectively invest in the well-being of student-athletes – both on and off the field. 

Stackable Certificate:

Credits earned completing this certificate can be applied toward the Master of Sports Leadership.

Did You Know?

By enrolling in Northeastern, you gain access to our global network of more than 255,000 alumni and 3,350+ employer partners. 

Did You Know?

Our Graduate Certificate in Collegiate Athletics Administration provides students with an in-depth understanding of the largest amateur segment of the sports industry.  

Did You Know?

Graduate certificate holders earn on average a 25% salary increase.