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Minnesota State University, Mankato
Minnesota State University, Mankato

Admission

Page address: http://ahn.mnsu.edu/hp/sm/undergradadmis.html

Admission Requirements for the Sport Management Program

Admission to the Sport Management major includes 2 steps: 1) Meeting the admission criteria, 2) Applying to the major.

All students are allowed to register for 100-200 level classes, but permission is needed to register for 300-400 level classes. In order to obtain this permission you must meet the criteria below and follow the admission procedures outlined in the middle of the page.

Criteria Considered for Admission to the Sport Management Program

  1. Completion of at least 30 semester credits.
  2. Minimum career grade point average (GPA) of a 2.7 on a 4.0 scale.
  3. Minimum grade of a C in all required prerequisite and support courses. 
    • Please note: Meeting these minimum requirements does not guarantee admission to the major.
  4. The following courses must be completed when applying:
    • ENG 101: English Composition (4 credits)
    • PSYC 101: Introduction to Psychology (4 credits)
    • ECON 201: Principles of Macroeconomics (3 credits) or ECON 202: Principles of Microeconomics (3 credits)
    • CMST 212: Professional Communication & Interviewing (4 credits) or CMST 102 Public Speaking (3 credits) or CMST 100 Fundamentals of Communication 
    • SOC 101: Introduction to Sociology (3 credits)
    • MATH 112: College Algebra (4 credits)
    • HP 141: Introduction to Sport Management (2 credits)

From all eligible applicants, students will be admitted on the basis of their rank order on the criterion of cumulative GPA and their GPA in the seven courses listed above.  Students may be currently enrolled in the prerequisite courese, but if all seven courses are not complete when a student applies, other students farther along in their academic career will have priority.  In the past two admission periods, the pre-sport management GPA of admitted students varied between 3.0 and 4.0.

Admission Procedure

  1. You must first apply to Minnesota State University, Mankato. For information on applying to the university please contact the Office of Admissions at 1-800-722-0544 (ext. 1). You can also apply online at http://www.mnsu.edu/admissions/. You must be a current student at MSU in order to be considered for the program.
  2. If you are a transfer student you will need to contact all post-secondary institutions attended and request that official transcripts are sent to Minnesota State University, Mankato Office of Admissions. Once they have a completed application from you they will forward these to the Office of the Registrar where they will be evaluated. After they have finished this process you will receive a Transfer Course Conversion form in the mail. You will need this to apply to sport management. Note: The transfer evaluation process can take 4-6 weeks to complete. Please request transcripts be sent earlier in order to allow sufficient time to complete this step.
  3. If you meet all requirements above you may apply to Sport Management major in the Department of Human Performance by filling out the following online application and submitting a copy of one's transcript. The transcript much be uploaded to the link above. Note: Do not submit a DARS report.
  4. Each applicant must submit a properly completed application by October 1 for spring semester admission or by March 1 for fall semester admission. 
  5. Each student is responsible for reading all instructions on the application carefully and including all the required information at the time the application is submitted or the application will not be given consideration for admission. 
  • Transfer Students: must attach a Transfer Audit/Transfer Course Conversion form when uploading a transcript in the online application. Please see number two listed above for more information. Do not send transcripts to the Department of Human Performance.