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Department of Kinesiology, Recreation and Sport
amy.fitzpatrick@wku.edu
(270) 745-2710

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Master of Science in Athletic Administration

Admission Requirements

The minimum requirements for acceptance into the Master of Science in Recreation and Sports Administration with a concentration in Athletic Administration and Coaching are as follows:

  • A Bachelor’s Degree
    A bachelor’s degree from a college or university of recognized standing with at least a 2.5 overall GPA.
  • Application & Fee
    Students seeking a graduate degree must apply online. There is a non-refundable application fee of $40.00. Please make sure that in “Course of Study” that you choose Recreation and Sport Administration.  In the “Concentration” pull down box you will need to select “Athletic Administration & Coaching.”
  • Transcript Record
    Graduates of accredited institutions other than WKU must submit an official transcript showing the completed degree to the Graduate School.
  • Statement of Professional Intent
    Statement should provide a sample of applicant's writing style and ability.  It should be 2-3 pages, double-spaced, and is expected o be well organized, clearly written and error free. It should include an introduction, responses to the three questions below, and a conclusion:
    • Why do you want to pursue this degree?
    • What related qualifications and/or experiences do you bring to the program?
    • What are your career goals after completing the program
  • Statements should be emailed to graduate.studies@wku.edu and include your full name and WKU Student ID (if known).
 Last Modified 11/8/13