Admission Requirements

Spring 2015
Application Deadline

December 15, 2014

Fall 2015
Application Deadline

August 1, 2015

Admission to the program is based on an overall appraisal of the applicant's ability to undertake master's level studies and of their potential contributions to the profession of collegiate athletics as evidenced by the following:

  • Baccalaureate degree from an accredited institution
  • 2.7 undergraduate GPA (on a 4.0 grading scale)
  • A written goal statement that describes your reason for pursuing a Master in Collegiate Athletics.
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • Résumé
  • Copy of official transcripts from all colleges and universities attended
  • A completed online application form and fee
  • International students must have a minimum TOEFL score of 90 (internet-based) or 570 (paper-based)

What if the GPA is below the 2.7 required for admission?

For individuals that might not meet the above academic criteria but have additional core knowledge of the field, the requirements are as follows:

If students have completed their bachelor's degree less than three years prior to enrollment, they may take the GRE or GMAT. The admission process looks closely at the scores, including the Analytical Writing Score.

If students have their bachelor's degree, have been out of school for four or more years and have professional work experience, they are encouraged to provide additional documentation to strengthen their application, including detailed work experience on their resume and strong professional letters of recommendation. It is recommended that they take the GRE or the GMAT.

Is the GRE or GMAT required?

No, the GRE or GMAT is optional and not required for admission. The Admissions Committee has found that an applicant's undergraduate academic record is the best indicator of success for graduate studies. An applicant's professional experience is also given consideration in the admission process. An applicant may want to submit either their GRE or GMAT test score if they believe it might strengthen their application.

WASC Approved

USF is not currently accepting applications from online students who reside in Alabama, Arkansas, Iowa, Massachusetts, Maryland, North Carolina and Wisconsin. Note, however, that residents in these states may apply for enrollment in any USF courses or programs offered at any campus location.