Dec 03, 2023  

Athletic Administration Graduate Certificate

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Graduate Certificate

The 12-credit hour certificate will focus on the administration of athletics across multiple competitive levels (e.g., high school, college, etc.). A combination of existing and new classes will be used. A unique feature of this certificate program is that it will have a flexible option whereby students can select from six (6) classes to complete the degree requirements. 

Admission Requirements

  1. Prospective students must use the Graduate School application to apply to the program. The applicant must submit an official transcript for undergraduate and graduate studies. Additionally, as part of the application to the Graduate School, an applicant seeking admission is not required to submit GRE scores. However, official GRE, GMAT, LSAT, or other standardized test scores may be requested by KWS faculty or submitted to support an application. 
  2. An applicant must also submit the following to the department: 1) two letters of recommendation, 2) an updated resume or curriculum vita, and 3) a 300-500 word statement of goals. 
  3. An applicant must have graduated with a minimum baccalaureate GPA of 2.5. 
  4. Completion of an appropriate undergraduate major and a strong background in discipline-specific courses in sport management, hospitality, culinary, casino management, economics, finance, marketing, public relations, communications, commercial recreation, event management, resort management, and/or tourism. 
  5. Completion of undergraduate work deemed by the concentration committee as prerequisite to graduate courses. 
  6. Student admissions to the Sport and Hospitality Management (SHM) major are differentially restricted to enable Graduate Faculty to closely mentor their students. To ensure maximum consideration for admission into the major, the SHM admissions committee abides by the Graduate School’s established timeline for application (domestic and international). The admission committee may request a personal interview. Multiple criteria will be used when considering applicant admission, including, but not limited to, undergraduate and graduate grade point average, GRE/GMAT/LSAT scores, personal goals statement, relevant employment history, and letters of recommendation. 

Program Requirements

Choose four of the following list of courses:

Graduation Requirements

Successful completion of the 12-credit hours.

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