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Master of Science in Sports Administration

The Master of Science in Sports Administration program prepares individuals for a career in high school or college athletics. As a graduate of our Master of Science in Sports Administration you will be prepared to engage in leadership, collaboration, research, and reform initiatives impacting athletics and our educational institutions. You will be prepared for positions such as Athletic Director, Sports Marketing Manager, Sports Information Director, and many other athletic administrative roles. You will have the opportunity to create both successful and financially responsible athletic programs within an educational institution.


Applicants seeking admission to graduate programs at Mississippi Valley State University must be admitted to the University via the degree program.

To be eligible for admission to graduate studies, the following requirements must be met:

  1. An applicant must hold a bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university.
  2. An application must be filed with the Office of Admissions.
  3. An official transcript of a conferred undergraduate degree and any transcripts the student is seeking credit for to the intended program of study must be on file in the Office of Student Records/University Registrar
  4. An applicant must satisfy a minimum undergraduate cumulative grade point average of 2.75 on a 4.0 grading scale
  5. An applicant must submit three letters of recommendation and recommendation forms from persons who are qualified to certify as to your abilities and character.
  6. Professional statement 
  7. The department of the graduate program applied for must formally accept the student for admission to the graduate program of study. The actual acceptance letter is forwarded by the Office of Admissions.
  8. An immunization record must be submitted and/or on file.

Priority Date for Admission
Admission to a degree program is made in the fall or spring semester. The priority date for fall applications is March 15. The priority date for spring applications is October 15.

Admission of Undergraduates to Graduate Courses
Undergraduate Mississippi Valley State University students who have completed all required courses thus far and are within six hours of graduation may enroll in a maximum of six semester hours of graduate work. To be eligible to take graduate courses, undergraduate students must have a grade point average of at least 2.50 overall and in their major field.

Re-Admission to the University
All graduate students who withdraw from the University or who have been suspended for academic deficiencies must apply for re-admission by submitting an application to graduate studies. Readmission is not automatic and does not reinstate the student. The Department must approve all applications for re-admission and reinstate the student.