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2014-2015 Graduate Catalog 
2014-2015 Graduate Catalog [Not Current Academic Year. Consult with Your Academic Advisor for Your Catalog Year]

Sport and Fitness Administration, M.A.

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Application Process

All students must apply on-line through the Online Application. Detailed instruction on filling out the application form can be found on the “Online” Web site at  http://www.uh.edu/graduate-school/prospective-students/how-to-apply/fall-2015/.   Additional admission information  is available at http://www.uh.edu/admissions.  Please check this website for additional requirements for international students applying to graduate programs at the University of Houston. 

Application Deadlines:

October 1, for Spring admissions.
March 1, for Summer admissions.
May 1, for Fall admissions.

Students pursuing admittance into the program must submit a graduate application, transcripts, letters of recommendation, and Graduate Record Examination (GRE) scores.

Domestic students should submit official transcripts to:

University of Houston
Graduate Admissions
P.O. Box 3947
Houston, Texas 77253-3947

Steps in applying to graduate study at UH

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Current Admission Requirements:

  1. Cumulative undergraduate GPA of 3.0.
    • Applicants may also be considered for conditional admission with a cumulative GPA of at least 2.6.
  2. Acceptable scores on the GRE submitted to Test Code 6870.
    •  Typically expected scores are above the 30th percentile on the quantitative and verbal sections with at least a 3.5 on the analytical writing section.
    •  GRE scores more than 5 years old are not valid.
    •  Information regarding the test dates and applications can be obtained by calling (713) 743-5444.
  3. Three letters of references on business letterhead with contact information.
    • Your recommenders will be contacted automatically and asked to evaluate you through an online system.  They should be encouraged to provide comments and/or upload a signed letter as well.
  4. Current resume - uploaded to MyUH.
  5. Statement of professional goals and interests - uploaded to MyUH.

Please note:  The Office of Admissions will accept recently issued official transcripts received directly from the institution(s) attended or, if your former institution’s policy allows, transcripts delivered in the issuing institution’s UNOPENED envelope.  Transcripts in opened envelopes are NOT official and will not be used for admission purposes.

* Evidence of award of degree, if applicable, must be reflected on the transcript(s).

Former UH Applicants who have previously attended the University of Houston should resubmit required transcripts from former institutions.

The application fee should be made out to the University of Houston.

International Students

International students should send their documents directly to the office of admissions at:

University of Houston
Office of Admissions
Welcome Center
4400 University Blvd.
Houston, TX 77204-2023

International students should contact the Office of International Admissions at the University of Houston regarding admission procedures.  International students who do not hold a bachelor’s or master’s degree from a United States college must also submit scores on the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL).  Citizens of Australia, Canada, New Zealand, and the United Kingdom need not submit TOEFL scores.

Degree Requirements

The following represents minimal expectations regarding the completion of the M.A. in Sport and Fitness Administration in the College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences.  A minimum of 36 semester credit hours is required and transfer students must complete at least 27 semester credit hours at the University of Houston after admission to the graduate program.

  1. Students must earn all semester hours, and successfully pass the departmental comprehensive examination, within the five years prior to graduation.
  2. With the approval of the advisor, up to nine semester hours of transfer credit may be accepted.
  3. A minimum 3.00 grade point average (A=4.00) is required in all transfer and subsequent work. No graduate credit is given for grades lower than C-.  A graduate student who receives a grade of C+ or lower in 12 semester hours of credit at the University of Houston, whether or not in repeated courses, is ineligible for any advanced degree and will not be permitted to re-enroll for graduate study.
  4. A common core of nine semester hours is required of all students.  This requirement normally is fulfilled during the first 18 semester hours taken at the university.
  5. A comprehensive examination is a requirement for this program and will typically be taken in the student’s final semester.

An application for graduation must be filed early during the semester when degree requirements are completed.  The application can be completed by logging in to Enrollment Services Online.  Filing deadlines are listed in the class schedule and the academic calendar.

Comprehensive Exam

A comprehensive examination is required for all students seeking the Master of Arts in Sport and Fitness Administration degree, except for those planning on completing a research-based thesis.  Upon approval by the student’s faculty advisor, the comprehensive examination may be taken at any time after eighteen hours of required coursework is completed.  A student must be enrolled in coursework during the semester in which the examination is to be taken.

The comprehensive examination is comprised of 4 questions.  Two questions are derived from the material covered in the Core:  PEP 6305  and either PEP 6306  , PEP 7303  or PEP 7312  . The remaining two questions are derived from the Program Area Emphasis in consultation with faculty advisor. The student must pass the comprehensive examination satisfactorily before the Master of Arts in Sport and Fitness Administration degree is awarded.

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