What is the deadline for admission?
We accept students to begin each fall and spring semester. The fall deadline is June 15, and the spring semester deadline for admission is November 15. We do not accept new students during the summer semester.
What is the cost of tuition?
The cost of tuition is $675 per semester credit hour. The degree consists of 10 3-credit hour courses, so the total cost of tuition is $20,250.
Do I have to complete an internship?
No. An internship is not part of the 10-course sequence required for the degree. If you wish to complete an internship for course credit, you should discuss this with Dr. Sparvero.
Can I use my veteran’s benefits?
You can use GI Bill tuition benefits toward your tuition. However, students in the online program are not eligible for the Hazelwood exemption. For more details, or to discuss your particular situation, contact the Dean of Students office.
What are the minimum requirements for admission?
The requirements for admission are:
- a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or greater in all upper-division and graduate coursework;
- GRE scores or GRE waiver; and
- one year of full-time work experience.
If you do not meet the minimum requirements and are interested in applying, you should contact Dr. Sparvero to discuss your qualifications.
Do I have to take the GRE? Am I eligible for a GRE waiver?
In order to apply for a GRE waiver, you must have a 3.3 cumulative GPA AND either 3 or more years of full-time work experience or a graduate degree (e.g. MBA, MS, JD). You should contact Dr. Sparvero to apply for a waiver if you meet the above requirements.
Am I eligible for financial aid?
Students in this program are eligibile for federal financial aid. For additional information, contact the Financial Aid office. At this time, we do not offer merit-based scholarships.
How quickly (or slowly) can I finish the program?
Courses are offered in two consecutive sessions during the fall, spring, and summer terms. Most students elect to take one course in each of the sessions, which means that they take two courses in the fall, two courses in the spring, and two courses in the summer. At this rate, students are able to finish their degree in five semesters. Occasionally, students opt to take three courses in a semester, which allows them to complete the degree in four semesters. Some students also opt to take only one course in a semester, which is acceptable. You are not required to enroll every semester. However, you should notify Dr. Sparvero if you choose not to take classes in a given semester.
Will I get to participate in UT’s graduation ceremony? Will my diploma say that the degree was offered online?
The online degree is a different means of delivery for our M.Ed. in Kinesiology with a Sport Management focus. Thus, the diploma received is the same as our on-campus M.Ed. students. You are eligible (and encouraged) to participate in the graduation ceremony on campus. Graduation exercises for graduate students are held only once a year, at the conclusion of the spring semester. In order to graduate, you must have completed all degree requirements by the spring of the given year.
What are the classes like?
The courses required for the degree vary somewhat from professor to professor. However, all courses are delivered in an asynchronous format, which means that students will have the flexibility to work through course modules on their own schedules. Typically, courses are structured so that one module is covered per week. All coursework for the module must be completed within the assigned week. Courses are typically a combination of video or podcast lectures, readings, discussions, quizzes, and projects. Students are expected to engage with other members of the course as well as faculty. We limit the class size to ensure that the student experience is comparable to our on-campus program.
Is the degree completely online?
Yes. You can complete the degree without visiting our beautiful city or campus. At the same time, if you do find yourself in Austin, our faculty would be delighted to meet with you in person.
What is your typical student like?
Our students come from a variety of backgrounds, undergraduate majors, experiences, and industries. All of our students are motivated to pursue this degree so that they will have the capabilities and knowledge to advance their careers. Our students appreciate the academic rigor of the program and are able to balance their studies with work and family demands they face.
Will I have access to the library? Campus recreation? UT football tickets?
You have access to all of the same resources as students who are in residence, including the library, campus recreation, and other on-campus amenities. You are also eligible to purchase the Big Ticket, which is the student pass for athletic events.