Sport Management (Doctoral) - How to Apply

  1. All applicants must meet the UConn Graduate School requirements for admission
  2. Complete your application by the appropriate deadline:
    • December 1st is the application deadline for applicants who would like to be considered for available funding.
      *For 2019 applicants only, the application deadline has been extended to January 1st
    • February 1st is the application deadline for applicants who are not interested in funding

  1. Apply online to the UConn Graduate School. In the application, select Learning, Leadership, & Education Policy (PhD) field of study and note the Sport Management Concentration on the application
  2. Complete your application by December 1st for Fall semester admission
    • Note, the Admissions Committee cannot make a decision about your application until all materials are submitted
  3. Submit a 2-3 page (double-spaced, size 12 point font) personal statement. In your statement address your:
    1. Reasons for pursuing the degree
    2. Background, experiences, and/or qualifications for the program and concentration to which you are applying
    3. Research interests
    4. Professional goals, and how the Sport Management Ph.D. degree relates to those goals
  4. Submit a professional or academic writing sample (no more than 10 pages). If applicable, include a brief explanation of how this work relates to your research interests. The writing sample should demonstrate your scholarly thinking, academic or research writing skills, and ability to synthesize information. Examples of appropriate writing samples include, but are not limited to, undergraduate or graduate thesis, a research paper, or literature review. If your original writing sample exceeds 10 pages, please select an excerpt
  5. Submit a current resume or curriculum vitae
  6. Complete a Residence Affidavit
  7. Complete GRE exams and submit scores. The University of Connecticut GRE score reporting code is 3915.
    • The LLEP program does not use a cut-off score for the GREs. Your application will be reviewed holistically and GRE scores will be considered as one of many components of your application
    • If you are an international student, submit TOEFL Scores. For more information about applying as an international student, visit the International Students Checklist
  8. Arrange for three recommendations to be submitted on your behalf. Recommendations should explicitly address your readiness to perform in a doctoral level program. Recommenders may address such attributes as your analytical thinking skills, writing skills, research or inquiry skills, creativity, initiative, collegiality, time management skills, etc.
    *Note that the individuals providing letters of recommendation on your behalf may electronically send their letters to our admissions office through the Graduate School online application system. When you are completing the online application, be sure to mark “Yes” for the question on the Provider Input Form, indicating which individuals will submit their letter electronically
  9. Application finalists may be asked to participate in an interview with program faculty. The interview may be conducted in-person, phone, or video conference