Boston College and Stonehill College have arranged for the preferred admission of qualified Stonehill students to the Master of Science in Sports Administration at Boston College. The degree is designed to propose new thinking and broaden leadership competencies for those in sports management as well as administrators and coaches. 


  • Application fee waived
  • GRE requirement waived
  • Preferred admission without the competition of the rest of the applicant pool
  • Option to delay enrolling in the MSSA program for up to three years if accepted in the senior year
  • Two (2) courses [up to six (6) credits] from Stonehill will transfer into the MSSA program as two (2) graduate courses [up to six (6) graduate credits] if a qualified student has completed the two (2) courses listed below with a grade of B or higher. The MSSA Graduate Program Director will confirm that the qualified student will receive transfer credit.

    Transfer Eligible Courses*

    • BUS 348b Sports Marketing – Will replace Boston College’s Sports Communication & Marketing course
    • SPT 201 Introduction to Sports, Society, and Culture – Will replace Boston College’s Introduction to Sports Management course
  • The option to complete the remaining eight required MSSA courses in one calendar year


  • Anticipated successful completion of bachelor’s degree from Stonehill in May of the senior year
  • A minimum overall GPA of 3.30 at Stonehill
  • Submission of all MSSA application materials by the published Boston College deadline for entry into the term beginning the next fall

Application Process

Notify the Stonehill contact listed below prior to submitting the online application.

Official transcript submitted directly to:
Woods College of Advancing Studies
140 Commonwealth Avenue
Boston College, Chestnut Hill, MA 02467


Boston College
Woods College of Advancing Studies

Stonehill College
Craig Kelley, associate provost