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Sport, Fitness and Recreational Leadership (MS)

Admission Eligibility​

To be eligible to enroll in the Sport, Fitness and Recreational Leadership master's degree program​, applicants must hold a bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university.

Candidates must also have experience working in a sport, fitness or recreation setting.

Application Requirements

A complete application to the Sport, Fitness and Recreational Leadership program will include the following materials:

  • Graduate admission application
  • Official transcripts from all colleges or universities attended
  • Resume
  • Two letters of recommendation from professors or work supervisors
  • Personal statement indicating professional goals and related experience, as well as why DePaul's program in Sport, Fitness and Recreational Leadership is of particular interest
  • $40 application fee

Applicants who have earned a degree outside of the U.S. or who will be considered international students must submit additional materials. Visit our International Students page for more information.

Applicants can upload supplemental application materials, send requests for letters of recommendation, and pay the application fee through our online application system.

Application Deadlines

The Sport, Fitness and Recreational Leadership program admits new students every quarter: fall, winter, spring and summer. It offers rolling admissions, but the regular deadlines are set to assure students full consideration for admission and financial aid. The program will continue to accept and process applications after the regular deadline if space is available.

Term Regular Deadline Notif​​ication Dates
Fall Augus​t 15 rolling basis

Applicants typically receive an admission decision 3-4 weeks after submitting a complete application.​​​​
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