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Grace College Online Education

Master of Athletic Administration

Overview

Grace College Online is pleased to partner with the National Interscholastic Athletic Administrators Association (NIAAA) and the Canadian Interscholastic Athletic Administrators Association (CIAAA) to provide a Master’s degree in Athletic Administration that is convenient, practical and affordable for their members. The NIAAA and the CIAAA strive to develop current and future athletic administrators who can lead wholesome, value-added athletic programs. Grace College joins with the NIAAA and CIAAA to utilize the content of their Leadership Training Courses (LTCs) as part of its graduate offerings for athletic administrators.

This Master’s degree will a) extend the content of the LTC modules through higher-level thinking and learning activities, and b) enable athletic administrators to receive degree credit for their mastery of the content and their application of that learning in practical ways through their current employment.

 

Prospective candidates for this degree program must meet the following admission requirements:

  • Be a member of the NIAAA or the CIAAA.
  • Have completed a bachelor’s degree.
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At A Glance

  • Course Delivery 100% Online
  • Credit Hours 36
  • Degree Master of Science
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Tuition & Fees

Expected Costs to Attain Your Degree

How much will I pay for my degree?
Full Program Tuition $10,200
Estimated Total Cost $10,200

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Grace College is dedicated to helping students from all financial backgrounds achieve their dream of obtaining a quality education.

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How To Apply

In order to be considered for enrollment in one of the graduate programs at Grace, you must fulfill certain admissions requirements. Below is a list of the requirements for the Master of Science in Athletic Administration program.

  • A bachelor’s degree
  • Undergraduate GPA: minimum 2.75
  • Complete the application process
  • Be a member of the NIAAA or the CIAAA

We recommend that you apply for admission at least one month before the next entry term. Students applying after the deadline are considered on a space available basis. It is best to apply early!

Step 1: Online Application

Complete the online application.

Step 2: Transcript Request

Request official transcripts from the school where you obtained your bachelor’s degree. If you are currently working on your degree, you can submit an unofficial transcript for admission until term completion, at which time an official transcript is required. Transcripts should be sent to onlineadmissions@grace.edu.

Step 3: Acceptance Process

When all of the steps have been completed, you will be advised of the Admissions Committee’s decision. The Admissions Committee may request that you submit additional materials and/or that you interview with a representative of the College.

Step 4: Enrollment Deposit

Upon acceptance, submit your $100 Enrollment Deposit to accept your offer of admission. Your $100 deposit will be credited to your student account. Welcome to the Grace College Online community!

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