Western Illinois University: Macomb Campus
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All applications must include the following items:
- Completed graduate application (click here for more information)
- Official transcripts from completed undergraduate degree and all institutions attended
- Statement of intent (a minimum of 500 words and maximum of 1,000 words, typed, double-spaced)
- Applicants should indicate why they want to attend graduate school, why they chose to apply at Western Illinois University, and what contributions they can make to the program.
- Applicants should discuss proposed area of academic emphasis, career aspirations, short- and long-term academic/professional goals, previous academic and work experiences, and interest in physical activity and sport.
- A current resume
- Three (3) letters of recommendation - two must be written from an adviser and/or professor addressing applicant's academic performance and/or potential for graduate school.
- Official GRE scores (optional but required for applicants with undergraduate GPA less than 2.75)
The GPA requirement for admission to the program is as follows:
- Full admission status - a minimum of 3.0 overall for four years or a 3.2 GPA for the last two years (required to be eligible for a graduate or teaching assistantships)
- Probationary admission status - GPA of 2.75-2.99. Probationary students petition for full admission after completion of nine (9) graduate hours, including KIN 511 or KIN 512, with a minimum of 3.0 GPA.
Those applicants not meeting the above stated undergraduate GPA, but who document exceptional post-graduate work experiences, a successful graduate record and provide examples of written academic work to support the potential to be successful in this program, may be considered for probationary admission on an individual case by case basis. Submission of GRE scores is required for applicants with undergraduate GPA less than 2.75.
A maximum of six (6) hours of graduate course work completed before a student is admitted to the Kinesiology or Sport Management program may count toward meeting the requirements of the master's degree.
Brian Weaver, Sport Management '12, was the recipient of the Director's Award at the University of Connecticut. Brian received this award for his outstanding contribution during his internship in the Department of Recreational Services at UCONN.