Apply | Master's In Coaching & Athletics Administration | Concordia University Irvine


We make it convenient for you to start your master's degree in coaching online by offering four seasonal start terms throughout the year.

Term Dates
Summer May 20th 2019
Fall August 19th 2019
Winter November 18th 2019
Spring February 17th 2020

Applications are accepted on a rolling basis.

Online Application Paper Application

Application Fee: $50

Requirements: Students must possess a bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited institution with a minimum GPA of 2.75 (or a letter of petition approved by the Admissions Committee if the GPA is below a 2.75).

We do NOT require students to take the GRE or GMAT exam or provide letters of recommendation.

Your official transcript from a regionally accredited college or university that confirms your bachelor's degree can be mailed to this address:
Concordia University Irvine
Attention: MCAA Admissions
1530 Concordia West
Irvine, California 92612-3203

Transfer Students

  • A total of 8 equivalent graduate-level units can be considered for transfer in place of MCAA elective units.
  • All transfer coursework must be graduate-level work completed at a regionally accredited institution.
  • Send official graduate-level transcripts and course descriptions, along with the course transfer request form to Concordia “Attention: MCAA Admissions - Lupe Valdivia".
  • If your school can send official electronic transcripts, please have them sent to
  • The MCAA program director will decide whether a course is transferable or not once all necessary paperwork is submitted (pending Registrar approval).
  • We will only review transfer course work once a student has been accepted into the MCAA program.

International Students

Application Fee: $150

International transcripts must be evaluated by the International Education Research Foundation.

International Paper Application

Petition Letter

If your undergraduate cumulative GPA is below a 2.75, you can write a petition letter to the Admissions Committee. This 2-3 page letter should include the following:

  • an explanation for why your GPA was below a 2.75
  • what you have done since graduating that has prepared you for graduate school
  • what you are doing now and hope to do in the future
  • why you chose the Concordia MCAA program.

Your petition letter can be emailed to Amanda Barrett at


If you need assistance with the admissions process, contact Amanda Barrett at 949-214-3025 or