Sport Management (Master's) - How to Apply

Successful applicants to the Master's Sport Management programs in Educational Leadership generally have completed the following:

  • Applied to the Master’s degree program by the annual deadline of December 1st
    • Listed in online application as Education: Sport Management (MS)
    • Completed a 2-3 page, double-spaced response to one of the following essay prompts:
      • Select an event in sport that has pushed you to examine your beliefs about sport and explain the impact that event has had on your future
      • Describe the characteristics of an exceptional manager by examining someone whom you have observed or with whom you have worked. Illustrate how their management style has influenced you
  • Earned sufficient credits to be eligible for consideration
  • Accumulated sufficient experience related to the sport industry
  • Written a two to three page, double-spaced personal statement. Statements should elaborate on the applicant’s educational background, professional and volunteer experiences, and qualifications for the program. Applicants should also speak to why they believe the UConn program is the right program for them and why they are a good fit for the UConn program
  • Requested three letters of recommendation submitted on applicant’s behalf. Letters should be submitted as PDFs on professional letterhead with signature and be no more than two pages in length each. At least one of the letters must be from academic references, and the others can be from professional references. Letters should address the context in which the writer knows the applicant and his/her opinion of the applicant’s ability to succeed in UConn’s program

Sport Management (Master’s) - Application Checklist

  • Assemble your application materials in electronic format:
    • Personal statement
    • Completed a 2-3 page, double-spaced essay response
    • A resume of no more than two pages
    • Three letters of reference - one must be an academic reference.
  • Complete the online application from the Graduate School website
  • Upload unofficial transcripts to your electronic application

    • Upon admission, official transcripts will need to be sent to the Graduate School
      • Official transcripts are not required by UConn students

The Admissions Committee will only review completed applications received by December 1.

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