Propel your physical education or professional sports administration career forward in as few as two years by earning your Master of Education in Physical Education and Athletic Administration degree.

Offered online and through evening classes, our MEd with a focus on physical education and athletic administration will provide you with the skills needed to pursue an athletic administration career in positions such as athletic director, physical education department chair, and activities director. Advance your career as you continue to work full time.

At a Glance

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Program Length

2 years


  • Online
  • Blended
  • Optional classes on our main campus in Bismarck, ND

Cost per Credit


Is This the Degree For Me?

Who It’s For

Athletic professionals interested in moving into administrative leadership roles

Career Paths

  • Athletic Director
  • Physical Education Department Chair
  • Activities Director
  • Director of Experiential Learning

What You’ll Learn

  • Gain hands-on experience while working with expert faculty and experienced, practicing teachers and administrators.
  • Gain exciting experiential learning experiences.
  • Develop a robust professional network while learning within a community of peers.
  • Bolster your skills as a servant leader through a curriculum grounded in Christian, Catholic, Benedictine values that will enrich your career and your everyday life.


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    Education Standards and Practices Board (ESPB)

    The graduate programs in Education at the University of Mary are accredited by the state of North Dakota’s Education Standards and Practices Board (ESPB; 2013). The graduate Education programs are slated to meet all Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP) Advanced standards newly adopted by ND ESPB by our next accreditation visit in Spring 2021.

Program Details

  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution
  • Undergraduate GPA of 2.5 overall
    • OR 2.75 in the last two years of your undergraduate degree
    • OR 3.0 in your undergraduate major
  • Students interested in obtaining an education licensure or endorsement should check with their own state Department of Education for information about licensure and/or endorsement requirements before contacting the university in order to determine what additional coursework may be needed. 
  • Please mail your official transcripts and the following items to the University of Mary at
    • Office of Graduate Admissions
      University of Mary
      7500 University Drive
      Bismarck, ND 58504
    • Did you graduate from the University of Mary? We’ll request your transcript for you! Contact us today to learn more!
    • Completed application (to include goal statement)
    • Current teacher education licensure (unless seeking licensure)
    • Two letters of reference
    • Resume identifying applicable professional education experience
    • Application fee

For a list of courses for this program, visit the catalog.

  • Online
  • Blended
  • Optional classes on our main campus in Bismarck, ND
  • Tuition: $540 per credit
  • Application fee: $45
  • Technology/Distance Ed fee: $30 per credit
  • Security/Cybersecurity fee: $5 per credit
  • Parking fee (evening class participants only): $25 per semester

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