Applicants for Online Programs: please be sure to check your eligibility by state of residence.
Priority Application Deadline: June 1
Standard Application Deadline: August 1, but please check with the Program Coordinator about whether spots are available if you are applying near or after the application deadline.
You will apply to the program and then submit additional materials:
Once you apply to the UNC Graduate School and your application packet is complete, your application will be reviewed by the graduate school then sent to the faculty/program for an admission decision. A completed application typically takes four to six weeks to process.
All international (non-U.S. citizen) applicants should mark Yes for "Are you an international student?" at the beginning of the graduate application process. In addition to any application steps listed above, you will also need to prepare the following for your application:
** = Items marked with ** are only required for applicants who will be coming to the United States.
For more information about UNC International Admissions and the UNC Center for International Education, please visit the International Admissions site, email firstname.lastname@example.org, or call 970-351-2831.
Scott Douglas, PhD, CAPE
“The Sport's Coaching, M.A. program at the UNC provided me with 21st Century skills that not only make me a better coach but a better teacher.
The coursework challenged traditional notions about coaching, and reinvigorated my appreciation of the power that coaches have on the overall development of the whole athlete. Each course within the program presented material and knowledge that I can directly apply to my athletes.
Plain and simple, the program transformed my coaching from average to excellent because I have skills, knowledge, and purpose behind my instruction.”
– Chad Shaw, Eaton HS, program graduate