Admissions Requirements


  1. Application for admission with a $45 non-refundable application fee
  2. Bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited institution or the evaluated equivalency
  3. Grade point average
      • 3.0 GPA for unconditional admission.
      • Applicants with a GPA below 2.75 may be considered for admission based on a combination of GPA, work experience, and personal interview
  4. Prerequisites (completed with a “C” or better)
      • General Psychology
      • Introduction to Anatomy or Physiology
      • Exercise Physiology
      • Statistics
      • Outstanding prerequisite work must be completed within the first semester of graduate enrollment
  5. Three recommendations from sources who can address your potential for scholarly and professional success. At least one recommendation should be from a professor or instructor. Family members and friends may not complete recommendations.
  6. Comprehensive essay of at least 500 words that includes the following:
      • Purpose for entering the program
      • Experiences that have directed your interest toward Sport and Performance Psychology
      • Long-term professional goals
      • Reasons for choosing to study at CBU
  7. Current résumé documenting all related professional and extracurricular experiences
  8. Successful interview with the director of the graduate program in Sport and Performance Psychology
  9. An applicant whose first language is not English and/or does not have a degree from an institution where English is the primary language of instruction is required to demonstrate English proficiency. 


Graduate Admissions
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