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NCAA Compliance & Sports Law Master's Degree

While millions of Americans love watching sports, industry insiders understand that universities and professional sports franchises operate in complex, high-stakes regulatory environment. Compliance experts are in demand to ensure that schools avoid sanctions that can devastate both the school and the student-athletes. On the professional level, athletes and teams must navigate a complex world of labor and health regulations while also managing complex contractual relationships, in order to field winning teams and fill their stadiums. Our unique program combines a foundational understanding of law and risk management, with additional focused coursework designed to prepare graduates to be in NCAA compliance and work on a variety of legal issues related to sports.


Core Courses (25 Credits)

  • LSTU 550 Introduction to the Legal System (4 credits)
  • LSTU 551 Compliance Skills: Auditing, Investigation & Reporting (4 credits)
  • LSTU 552 Ethics and Professional Standards (4 credits)
  • LSTU 553 Legal Research and Analysis (4 credits)
  • LSTU 554 Risk Assessment and Management (4 credits)
  • LSTU 560 MLS Masters Capstone (3 credits)
  • LSTU 561 MLS Masters Capstone (2 credits)

NCAA Compliance and Sports Law Concentration (20 Credits)

  • LSTU 610 NCAA Governance Process (4 credits)
  • LSTU 611 NCAA Rules I and Infractions Cases (4 credits)
  • LSTU 612 NCAA Rules II and Enforcement Process (4 credits)
  • Electives (8 credits)