Master of Science in Athletic Leadership

An affordable, efficient, and personalized program focused on education-based athletics.

Castleton’s Master of Science in Athletic Leadership (MS.ATL) is unlike any other in the field, preparing students for success in administrative and/or head coaching positions in education-based athletic organizations through professional and applied studies. This affordable, efficient, and personalized program is specifically designed for professional positions in high school, university or private youth athletic departments or organizations that require specialized and applied training.

The primarily online program, with a short but important on-campus requirement, offers all of the personalized touch of a Castleton education with a residency in beautiful Vermont. The 30-credit, professionally focused program is devised to be completed in just one calendar year, keeping your career goals on track, and within reach.

The program is designed around five required athletic leadership Core Courses (15 credits) and allows students to select a nine-credit Emphasis Area in either Coaching Leadership or Athletic Administration. All students must complete a six-credit culminating experience that consists of either an internship or a special project.

Students may complete the degree in as little as one year or they may take their time. Castleton students with an undergraduate major in Sport Management or who meet certain program prerequisites, and who meet selection criteria, may pursue a four plus one (4+1) program that will lead to the MS.ATL.

This degree is fully accredited; Castleton University has submitted a proposal to NEASC to expand online access to the program.