To be considered for admission, applicants must upload the following documentation within the graduate application:
- Résumé: including any professional experiences in the sport industry
- Personal Statement: 1-2 written pages on professional goals and reasons for seeking admission (students interested in the thesis track should describe their research interests)
- Two (2) letters of recommendation
You will not be able to submit your application until the above documents are uploaded. Once the application is submitted and (unofficial/official) transcripts are received, your application will be reviewed for an admission decision. International applicants will not be reviewed with unofficial transcripts. Applicants must have a minimum undergraduate GPA of 2.75 (4-point scale) for regular admission.
Applicants with a GPA below 2.75 may be admitted as a provisional graduate student. Once admitted provisionally, students are required to achieve a 3.0 GPA in their first 9 hours of graduate coursework to be reclassified as regular status and remain in the program.
Please contact the Office of Student Success at 304-293-4800 for more information about the application process.
Additional program admission information
Apply by December 1 for priority consideration. Applications that are incomplete or are submitted after the deadline may be reviewed if openings remain. Admission is limited to a fall start only.
Applicants are encouraged to submit their application with unofficial transcripts from all previously attended institutions. Submitting unofficial transcripts speeds up the application review process as most graduate programs make admission decisions using unofficial transcripts.
If you are offered acceptance, you are required to submit official transcripts from all previously attended institutions to be fully admitted into your intended graduate program. You will not be able to register for classes until the official transcripts are received. The preferred method to submit your official transcripts is through a secure online service, such as eScript, The National Clearing House or Parchment, to email@example.com.
Alternatively, if you are unable to submit an electronic version of your official transcript, the physical, sealed, un-tampered with documents can be mailed to:
WVU Graduate Admissions, PO Box 6510, Morgantown, WV 26501
WVU Graduate Admissions, 1 Waterfront Place, 2nd Floor, Morgantown, WV 26505
Following the application deadline, program faculty will evaluate applicant credentials based on the materials submitted. After that initial review, a limited number of applicants will be invited to a personal online and/or on-campus interview with the program faculty prior to a final admission decision. The final selection of candidates will be based on overall qualifications and relevant work experiences. The program faculty prioritize the selection of candidates who will make a significant contribution to the field of sport management.
If you have any questions about this graduate program, please contact Gary Lhotsky at firstname.lastname@example.org.