Mississippi College

Master of Science in Athletic Administration

This program is a 37 hour master’s degree to be completed over a two-year cycle. The program consists of a concentration option in either Interscholastic or Intercollegiate Athletic Administration. This program includes a four hour practicum experience in lieu of a thesis.

Online Intercollegiate concentration: the Intercollegiate concentration in Athletic Administration is now offered completely online.

Interscholastic concentration: this concentration includes a combination of online and classroom experiences.

Master of Science in Exercise Science

This program provides a science based program in Exercise Science (EXSC) at the graduate level for students interested in careers in exercise rehabilitation and sports medicine.   The program is also designed for students interested in pursuing terminal degrees in exercise physiology and related disciplines as well as higher level administrative and supervisory positions in adult fitness and wellness.  In addition, this degree prepares students for American College of Sports Medicine certifications in fitness and wellness.

Admissions Requirements

Athletic Administration:

1. Meet all general requirements for admission to MC Graduate School.

2. GPA: earned baccalaureate from an accredited institution of higher education in Kinesiology, Education, Business, or related fields.  Minimum GPA of 2.5 on all UG work or a GPA of 3.0 on last 40 hours.

3. Standardized Tests- GRE (Verbal > 146, Quantitative > 140. or Formula Score > 715;V + Q X GPA) Praxis or NTE = passing score in specialty area or general area.   

Exercise Science

1. Meet all general requirements for admission to MC Graduate School.

2. Earned baccalaureate degree from accredited institution in Kinesiology, Exercise Science, Physical Education, Biology or related fields.

3. GPA: 2.50 on all UG work or 3.0 on last 40 hours.

4. Standardized Tests: GRE (after 2011) Verbal 146, Quantitative 140.  Formula score (V = Q X GPA) > 715. Applicants with GPA > 3.75 are exempt from standardized test requirement.

5. Prerequisite courses: Human Anatomy and Physiology 3 hrs., Chemistry 3 hrs., Anatomical Kinesiology or Biomechanics 3 hrs., Exercise Physiology 3 hrs. 

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