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Master of Sports Coaching

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Sports Coaching is a one-of-a-kind degree that trains highly motivated coaches with the professional skills needed for success when working with today’s athletes. You’ll learn from nationally renowned faculty, professional coaches and sports psychologists as you refine your strengths, discover new skills and challenge yourself to reach your full potential and become a better coach to your athletes. 

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Student Testimonials

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Current Students Spotlight

Our students make essential contributions to the vibrant intellectual community of our program. Click below to learn more about some of our students’ interests and accomplishments.

Student profiles

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Hear from Professional Coaches

As a student in the Master of Sports Coaching program, professional coaches share what they have learned. Ohio State men’s lacrosse head coach Nick Myers shares the importance of understanding who you are as a coach.
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Funding Options


Graduate program costs can depend on a variety of factors such as residency, number of credit hours, and number of semesters enrolled. The Graduate Admissions website provides an estimate of annual costs for Ohio residents, domestic non-residents, and international students. The Registrar’s Office provides more in-depth information about Tuition and Fees.

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Degree Requirements

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Bachelor’s degree, minimum 3.0 GPA; Two years coaching experience

Program Start

Summer Semester

While the MSpC admits for summer, autumn, and spring terms, applicants are strongly encouraged to begin the program in summer term if possible. Even if students haven’t moved to Columbus yet, summer classes are online and can be taken from anywhere. A summer start allows a full-time students to graduate the following spring, better positioning them to take advantage of job opportunities that occur in the spring.

Expected time to degree

1 year, 3 semesters

Deadline to apply

Rolling Admissions

Deadlines for U.S. and international applications can be found on the graduate admissions page

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Mode of Instruction

While some courses may be offered online, this degree requires in-person learning on the Columbus campus.

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Prospective students are encouraged to complete an inquiry card so we can share information about virtual info sessions, opportunities to connect with current graduate students, program news and the admissions process. 

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