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PMSA Application Requirements and Deadlines

OHIO's College of Business takes a holistic approach to considering a candidate’s application package, which means we'll consider all parts of your application so you have an opportunity to highlight your strengths.

Application Requirements

To be admitted to Ohio University's Professional MSA program, you must generally meet the following requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree from accredited institution
  • Three or more years of professional work experience in the sport industry
  • GPA of 3.0 or higher
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • Current resume
  • Official/certified transcripts (sealed) from all institutions of higher education attended
  • Professional statement
  • No GMAT or GRE required
  • TOEFL or IELTS required if English is not your first language

A maximum of six transfer credits are accepted from AACSB-accredited business schools or colleges. Some restrictions may apply. 

Application Deadlines

Professional MSA cohorts start in August. Admission to this program is selective, with a limited number of seats available for qualified candidates. We seat our cohort through five rounds of admission with dates listed below. Admission decisions are made after each round of admission, meaning that fewer seats are available in later rounds. Apply to the earliest round for maximum consideration. After you apply, you may be invited to interview for a spot in the program. 

If you would like to join the cohort that will start the program in August 2022, apply by November 30, 2021, for maximum consideration. These applications are reviewed first, and decisions will be announced by December 17 so you can start planning early for your future. If the cohort fills before the last round of admission, qualified candidates will be invited to interview for a seat in the Fall 2023 cohort. 

Admission Rounds for Fall 2022 Professional MSA Cohort

Admission Round Application Deadline Interview Day Decision Day
Round 1 November 30, 2021 December 8, 2021 December 17, 2021
Round 2 January 31, 2022 February 16, 2022 March 1, 2022
Round 3 March 31, 2022 April 13, 2022 April 29, 2022
Round 4 May 15, 2022 June 8, 2022 June 24, 2022
Round 5 (final round) June 15, 2022 June 29, 2022 July 6, 2022


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Getting started with your application is easy and we're here to help. When you're ready, learn more about our application process.


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