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Master of Science in Coaching Admission Requirements

Documentation for the following items must be received before an admission decision is made for our Online Sports Coaching Degree Program:

  • Completed Graduate Application and payment of the associated fee of $30
  • Official Transcripts must be received for all undergraduate and graduate coursework from accredited colleges or universities which show a cumulative GPA of 2.5 or above on a 4.0 scale
    • Undergraduate work may have been completed in a related major
  • A 500-word or more essay describing your professional experiences and/or goals as they relate to the pursuit of this online master's degree in coaching
  • Submit two letters of recommendation assessing the applicant’s academic potential, character, and maturity. One letter must be from a person associated with this professional area who can provide an evaluation of the applicant’s involvement in and commitment to health & performance
  • Candidates may take either the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) or the Miller Analogies Test (MAT) to fulfill the entrance test requirement. Additionally, the test requirement may be waived if one of the following conditions is met:
    • Candidate has an overall undergraduate GPA of 3.0 or higher on a 4.0 scale
    • Candidate currently holds a Master’s degree from an accredited institution
    • Candidate has obtained at least 30 hours of graduate level work with a minimum overall GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale
  • Documentation of language fluency for non-native speakers of English, such as a score report from the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) of the International English Language Testing System (IELTS). The minimum acceptable TOEFL or IELTS scores for admission are:
    • Paper-based TOEFL (PBT): 550
    • Computer-based TOEFL (CBT) - 213
    • Internet-based TOEFL (IBT): 79
    • IELTS: 6

All admissions materials should be submitted to Graduate Admissions:

University of the Cumberlands
Graduate & Online Admissions

6985 College Station Drive
Williamsburg, KY 40769

Phone 606.539.4390
Toll Free 800.343.1609
Email gradadm@ucumberlands.edu