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Application Requirements and Deadlines

Our holistic approach to admissions.

OHIO's College of Business takes a holistic approach to considering a candidate’s application package, which means we'll consider all parts of your application so you have an opportunity to highlight your strengths.

Application Requirements

To be admitted to Ohio University's Professional MSA program, you must generally meet the following requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree from accredited institution
  • Three or more years of professional work experience in the sport industry
  • GPA of 3.0 or higher
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • Current resume
  • Official/certified transcripts (sealed) from all institutions of higher education attended
  • Professional statement
  • No GMAT or GRE required
  • TOEFL or IELTS required if English is not your first language

A maximum of six transfer credits are accepted from AACSB-accredited business schools or colleges. Some restrictions may apply. 

Application Deadlines

Professional MSA cohorts start in August. Admission to this program is selective, with a limited number of seats available for qualified candidates. We seat our cohort through five rounds of admission with dates listed below. Admission decisions are made after each round of admission, meaning that fewer seats are available in later rounds. Apply to the earliest round for maximum consideration for the Fall 2021 cohort.  After you apply, you may be invited to interview for a spot in the program. 

If you would like to join the cohort that will start the program in August 2021, apply by November 30, 2020, for maximum consideration. These applications are reviewed first, and decisions will be announced by December 18 so you can start planning early for your future. If the cohort fills before the last round of admission, qualified candidates will be invited to interview for a seat in the Fall 2022 cohort. 

Admission Rounds for Fall 2021 Professional MSA Cohort

Admission Round Application Deadline Decision Day
Admission Round 1 November 30 December 18
Admission Round 2 February 15 March 12
Admission Round 3 March 31 April 23
Admission Round 4 May 15 June 11
Admission Round 5 June 30 July 23

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Getting started with your application is easy and we're here to help. When you're ready, learn more about our application process.