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 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.


Application Form

All prospective students are required to complete the online application form.


All previous official transcripts are required. Full disclosure of all institutions attended and official transcripts from each institution is necessary and mandatory. Failure to do so may delay the application process and/or disqualify a student from admission. A minimum GPA of 2.5 is required for admission. 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). Your official transcripts can be mailed to:

United States Sports Academy
Attn: Admissions
One Academy Drive
Daphne, AL  36526

Electronic transcripts can be sent to Please contact if you have questions or need additional information.

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 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

Photo ID

A copy of a government-issued ID, such as a driver’s license or passport is required.

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. 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 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.