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Admissions Process and Deadlines

Apply to the postgraduate sports course ranked #1 in America.

Admission to the program is highly selective and only 25 students are admitted each year. Like other highly specialized graduate programs, it requires an excellent academic background.  Specific requirements are:

  • Three letters of recommendation are required. Letters coming from Ohio University Sports Administration Alumni or other executives in the sports business industry will receive special consideration but are not required.
  • A minimum of three years full-time employment in the sports industry.
  • A current resume.
  • International students have additional admission requirements. Please contact the Center for Sports Administration at (740) 593-4666
  • No test scores are required.

Application Requirements:

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Submit the following documents to apply for admissions:

  1. Graduate Student Application: The program name is Professional MSA and the program code is MS8161.
  2. Application Fee: A $50 nonrefundable application fee applies.
  3. Letters of Recommendation: Three letters of recommendation are required.  Letters coming from Ohio University Sports Administration alumni or other executives in the sports business industry will receive special consideration but are not required.  
  4. Official Transcripts: Please submit two sets of official transcripts from all institutions of higher education you have attended. Ohio University transcripts will be obtained by Graduate College on your behalf. Please submit to the Ohio University Graduate College, 220 RTEC, Athens, OH 45701.
  5. Resume: Provide your current resume.
  6. Personal Statement: Submit a personal statement, autobiographical sketch, or statement of intent.

Note: If you have already started an application, please click Review Your Activity to sign in to your account.

If you have completed your application online, do not send a paper application or a hard (paper) copy of the online application to us because this will slow down processing of your application.