Future Professional Students

How to apply to the M.Ed. programs

Physical Activity and Health, Sport and Exercise Science, and Sport Management

Note: Please contact the M.Ed. Adviser if you have any questions regarding the online application.

Admissions deadlines and criteria

The school reviews applications on an ongoing basis. Application deadlines for specific academic terms are the following dates.

  • November 1st - Spring semester admission
  • March 1st - Summer session admission
  • July 1st - Fall semester admission
Admission requirements for this program include the following criteria:

For the Physical Activity and Health program competitive students will have the following:

  • A bachelors degree, preferably in kinesiology, exercise science, public health, biology, psychology
  • A preferred 3.0 or higher GPA
  • Strong statement indicating purpose for M.Ed. in sport management and how the applicant's experience, education and goals fit with the program.

For the Sport and Exercise Science program competitive students will have the following:

  • A bachelors degree in kinesiology or exercise science, or comparable experience
  • A preferred 2.5 or higher GPA
  • Strong statement indicating purpose for M.Ed. in sport and exercise science program and how the applicant's experience, education and goals fit with the program.

For the Sport Management program competitive students will have the following:

  • A bachelors degree
  • A preferred 2.5 or higher GPA
  • Strong statement indicating purpose for M.Ed. in sport management and how the applicant's experience, education and goals fit with the program.

Application process

All application materials should be submitted directly to the online application system. We cannot review your application until all of the required materials listed below are submitted successfully.

Document Name How to Submit Notes
Application Apply online Required fields: Personal Information, Application Information, Educational Background, Languages, Awards & Activities, Employment/Residence Information, Financial Support
Application Fee Electronically $75 for US applicants
$95 for international applicants
Fees must be paid with a credit card
Unofficial Transcripts Upload Submit unofficial transcripts from all post-secondary institutions you have attended or are currently attending, including the University of Minnesota. Transcripts should be uploaded directly to the online application system before you submit the application. If you are admitted, you must submit official transcripts or academic records before you enroll at the U of M to the Office of Graduate Admissions. Click here for important information about uploading your transcripts and credentials.
Description of Research or Work Experience Upload Personal statement describing your career goals and rationale for interest in the M.Ed. program (limit of two pages).
Resume or CV Upload
Nonnative English speakers and/or international students

The TOEFL, MELAB, or IELTS is generally required of all applicants whose first language is not English, regardless of U.S. Citizenship status.

(Exceptions may be granted for applicants who will have completed 16 semester or 24 quarter credits within the past 24 months in residence as a full-time student at an accredited institution of higher learning in the United States before entering the University of Minnesota.)

Examination Minimum score
TOEFL 550 (paper based) or 79 (Internet based)
MELAB 80
IELTS 6.5

A decision for admission notice will be emailed to you once your application is carefully reviewed by the department’s admission committee and your transcripts and any credentials are authenticated by Graduate School officials. Applicants are typically notified of admission decisions 2-4 weeks after their complete application has been submitted.

Transfer Credits

Please review the University policy on applying graduate credits to degree requirements. Transfer courses must be completed at the graduate level and approved by the academic adviser. Contact your academic adviser for more information.

M.S./M.A. versus M.Ed.
Contact

Nina Wang, MS

Graduate Program Coordinator & M.Ed. Adviser

612-625-4380
nwang@umn.edu