How to Apply

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Athletic & Outdoor Industry Graduate Certificate

Admissions Requirements

  • Demonstration of sufficient preparation for the program coursework. This can include a graduate or undergraduate degree in business, marketing or a related field, or a combination of work experience and education.
  • Industry or related experience strongly preferred.
  • PSU minimum admissions requirements

This certificate is not designed to keep F-1 students in compliance, but may be paired with a full master's program.

Application Requirements for New Students to PSU

  1. Professional resume
  2. Unofficial transcripts/Marksheets from each college or university attended
    1. Official Transcripts will be required to be submitted if admitted.
    2. Visit the PSU Admissions website for detailed transcript requirements.
  3. Contact information for two professional references
  4. Statement of Purpose: In 500 words or less, please tell us what has led you to pursue this degree. Identify your short-term and long-term career objectives, an explanation of your decision to pursue this degree at this point in your life, and your specific interest in The School of Business.
  5. $67 application fee
  6. Interview

Application Requirements for Current PSU Graduate Students

  1. Complete a Request for Change of Program form.
    1. Please select the option “I wish to add to my present program...”
    2. The form must be signed by your current academic advisor.
  2. Complete the Graduate Business Certificate Request form.
    1. Brief purpose statement and resume required
  3. Admissions interview
  4. If admitted, contact your academic advisor to determine your schedule of courses (both graduate degree and A&O Certificate).

Learn More about the Athletic & Outdoor Industry Graduate Certificate

Application Due Dates

New students start classes in the fall, winter, spring, or summer quarter.

  • Winter Term - December 15
  • Spring Term - March 1
  • Summer Term - June 1
  • Fall Term - August 31