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Students pursuing a master’s degree in Sports Medicine come to the University of Pittsburgh from a variety of academic and professional backgrounds. In order to apply, you must have earned an undergraduate degree from an accredited school. Students are admitted into the program after successful completion of a baccalaureate degree with a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 (based on a 4.0 scale).

Application Requirements

All applicants must:

  • Complete the SHRS ApplyYourself online application;
  • Submit the application fee of $50 (U.S.); 
  • Submit a self-evaluation essay addressing your purpose for applying to the program, your ability to successfully complete the program, and your goals (short and long term);
  • Submit three letters of reference, preferably from individuals who have instructed you in academic settings and/or supervised research activities. These letters should address the applicant’s academic, professional, clinical (as appropriate) and personal attributes; as well as potential for meaningful graduate study;
  • Submit official transcripts from all colleges/universities attended;
  • Additional requirements for international applicants.

Application deadline is March 15.

Applicants (certified athletic trainers) applying for Assistantship must apply by January 15. There is a mandatory, on-campus, interview with program faculty for the assistantship. You will be contacted by the department to schedule if qualified.