Coker College’s Master’s in College Athletic Administration Ranked as One of the Country’s Best Online Sports Management Programs

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Hartsville, S.C. – October 6, 2017 – Coker College’s master of science degree in college athletic administration is one of the best online master’s in sports management programs in the country according to’s 2017 rankings.

Coker College first introduced its Master of Science degree in college athletic administration in May 2012 after earning accreditation by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC). The degree offers students a solid foundation in specialized areas such as sport business management, current issues in college athletics, NCAA compliance regulations, sport communication, sport law, recruiting of coaches and athletes, fundraising and sport marketing.

A bachelor’s degree is considered the minimum educational requirement for most careers in athletic administration. Students who earn a master’s in sports management stand to advance their careers more quickly than those with less academic accreditation.

“College athletics is extraordinarily complex and has become a high-profile aspect of most institutions of higher education,” said President Robert Wyatt, when announcing the school’s master of science degree in college athletic administration.  “Coker’s program is designed to equip tomorrow’s administrators with a rigorous academic foundation—a forward-thinking curriculum that balances theory with real-world experiences and creativity with bottom-line analytical thinking.” ranks schools based on all the standard details — including tuition, retention rate, and median starting salary for graduates. This year the site reviewed all accredited online master's in sports management programs in the US to select 25 that are preparing students for exciting roles in the field. For more information, please visit



Coker College is a student-focused, private liberal arts college located in Hartsville, South Carolina. Coker combines round table, discussion-based learning with hands-on experiences to encourage active participation in and out of the classroom. A supportive, close-knit community prepares Coker students with the confidence and practical life skills they need to reach their personal best, in college and beyond.

Founded in 1908, Coker is a bachelor’s and master’s degree-granting institution and competes in 24 NCAA Division II sports. Coker is ranked among the "Best Colleges" in the South by U.S. News & World Report as well as The Princeton Review, and by Washington Monthly as one of the Southeast's "Best Bang for the Buck" colleges.