Students attempting to gain admission to the Master of Sport Science program must submit all of the following applicable documentation for review. See the complete Admission Requirements in the Academic Catalogs.

If you plan to use Financial Aid at some point while you are attending the Academy, please go to http://www.fafsa.ed.gov and fill out the current year’s FAFSA. This will help speed up your admissions process. Note: please include the Academy’s federal code (021706) on your application.

Requirements

Application Form

All prospective students are required to complete the online application form and pay the $50 application fee. The fee can be differed until first enrollment.

Transcripts

Fax/scan unofficial transcripts. *Official transcripts must be received prior to second enrollment period.  A minimum GPA of 2.5 is required for admissions. Applicants who do not satisfy the required minimum GPA stated will be referred to the Admissions Committee. The Committee may request additional documentation, including test scores (e.g. GRE, MAT, or GMAT taken within the last five years).

Recommendations

Three Recommendation Forms and the FERPA Release. This portion of the application process is not complete until both forms are received.  Letters of Recommendation and FERPA Release Forms must be received prior to second enrollment period.

Personal Statement

The applicant must prepare a written personal statement presenting (in narrative form) an autobiography, career plans, and expected goals for pursuing the M.S.S. at the United States Sports Academy. The Personal Statement should be saved as a .doc file and sent to admissions@ussa.edu. Please use the Writer’s Guide for the Personal Statement. In addition, the essay must be written in accordance with guidelines set forth in the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (most recent edition) or Concise Rules of APA Style (most recent edition).  For more information, got to http://www.apa.org.

International Application Fee*

All prospective students are required to complete the online application form and pay the $125 application fee. The fee can be differed until first enrollment.  *Applied to International Students only.

TOEFL Results**

Official results of the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) verifying a minimum score of 550 for full-standing admission or a score of 500-549 for conditional admission. The computer-based TOEFL score for full standing admission is 213. An internet-based score of 79 or above is required for full-standing and a score of 61-78 is required for conditional admittance. ** Applies to International Students only.

Official Report

Official report from an Approved Educational Credential Evaluator.

International Students: Issuance of a Certificate of Eligibility (Form I-20)

Certificates of Eligibility are issued for a 12-month period of time for M.S.S. students. International students who have been enrolled on a full-time basis with a satisfactory grade point average for a period of one year will be eligible to have their I-20s renewed for a subsequent 12-month period. International students studying in their own countries do not need to apply for an I-20. An international applicant must submit the following to Student Services for issuance of a Certificate of Eligibility, which is issued to accepted degree-seeking students only:

  • SEVIS Fee. Effective 1 September 2004, students are responsible for paying the $200.00 SEVIS fee for non-immigrant students and visitor exchange. See http://www.fmjfee.com for information.
  • Financial Resource Evidence. Documentary evidence in the form of a certified letter from a bank, a sponsoring government agency, a sponsoring company or another acceptable third party source stating the amount of financial resources available and/or amount guaranteed to provide for transportation and normal living expenses for the period of time to be spent in the United States.