- How many units is the MCAA program?
- Will you allow units to be transferred into the MCAA program?
- Is the MCAA program accredited?
- What is the cost for the MCAA program?
- What is the schedule like for students in the MCAA program?
- When do classes start for the MCAA program?
- How can I apply to the MCAA program?
- What are the prerequisites for the program?
- What if my GPA is below a 2.75?
- Am I able to take classes both onsite and online while in the MCAA program?
- How long will it take me to complete the program?
- What is the maximum number of courses I can take per term?
- What happens if I take a term off?
- What if I decide to take more than one term off?
- Do you offer any certificates in the MCAA program?
- Will my diploma read different if I take the MCAA program online or onsite?
- Should I wait to apply for financial aid after I have been accepted?
- How many units must I be enrolled in to be eligible for loans?
- What course will I start with?
- How do I register for classes?
- What do I do if I have a HOLD?
- How do I drop a course?
- Can I enroll in classes as a non-degree seeking student?
- What’s the difference between a Master of Science and Master of Arts in Coaching and Athletics Administration?
How many units is the MCAA program?
The program is a 36 unit program comprised of 9 total classes. There are 5 core classes and 4 elective classes. In the MA program, you choose your elective classes based on whether you are more interested in Coaching or Athletics Administration, or a combination of the two. There is a separate set of elective courses to choose from in the MS program.
Will you allow units to be transferred into the MCAA program?
It is possible to transfer up to two classes into the program. In order to be considered for transfer, classes must be graduate level classes taken at a regionally accredited university and must match up closely with classes that we offer. You can view a list of our courses and course descriptions at www.cui.edu/mcaa under the “Program Information” tab. Contact Lupe Valdivia at firstname.lastname@example.org for further instructions on course transfer. Lupe will be able to speak with accepted students about this. Once you have been accepted, feel free to contact Lupe for the next steps.
Is the MCAA program accredited?
Concordia University is fully accredited by WASC (Western Association of Schools and Colleges); one of the six regional accrediting bodies that accredits public and private institutions throughout the United States. We have had graduates from ALL 50 states and many countries around the world.
What is the cost for the MCAA program?
The educational investment of the program is $525 per semester unit, 4 units per class = $2,100 per class, and 9 total classes = $18,900 total tuition. You are also responsible for your books, which total $800-$1,000 for the entire program. The ONLY out of pocket fees are a $50 application fee and $140.00 (priority deadline) graduation fee.
What is the schedule like for students in the MCAA program?
For online students, you will have due dates for assignments, but you never have to be online at any certain time. You do not have step foot on our campus if you don’t want to.
For onsite students, classes are on Monday nights from 6:00p.m. -10:00 p.m. on campus. This makes it convenient for working professionals and knowing that the schedule is set provides opportunities for you to schedule other activities around classes in advance.
You can expect to spend 5-10 hours per week, per class, on reading, writing, and other assignments.
When do classes start for the MCAA program?
Classes are offered four times per year. We have terms beginning in Spring (February), Summer (May), Fall (August), and Winter (November).
How can I apply to the MCAA program?
Go to our website at www.cui.edu/mcaa and click on “Apply Now”. You will then click on the online application. You will need to submit the temporary user ID and password that was given to you by e-mail when you first inquired about the program. If you cannot locate this, type in your e-mail or username and click “Forgot my Username or Password” and follow the instructions. You will be instructed to pay the $50 application fee by credit card at the end of the application.
What are the prerequisites for the program?
We require all students to 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 exam or provide Letters of Recommendation, although they will be considered if turned in.
What if my GPA is below a 2.75?
If your undergraduate GPA was below a 2.75 (based on a 4.0 scale) you will need to write a petition letter to the Admissions Committee. This letter should clearly explain: Why your undergraduate GPA was below a 2.75, what you have done since graduating, what you are doing now and hope to do in the future, and why you chose the MCAA program. This letter should be typed, signed (hand written signature is required), and faxed to your Admissions Counselor.
Am I able to take classes both onsite and online while in the MCAA program?
Classes are offered onsite, online, and in an intensive setting where classes can be completed in just one week of instruction (typically pre and post work are required). You can also combine these delivery methods if you want to. The Master of Science degree option currently offers 6 electives in the online format only.
How long will it take me to complete the program?
You can complete the program in as few as 12 months, but the average is 15-18 months. Program timeframe is determined by how much time you have in your schedule and how quickly you want to get done with the program.
What is the maximum number of courses I can take per term?
You can take up to two classes in the Spring, Fall, and Winter terms and up to three classes in the Summer term.
Due to onsite classes being offered on Mondays, you can only take one onsite class at a time. This does not include our one week intensive courses which can be taken with an online or onsite class.
What happens if I take a term off?
You may take a term off if you need to. In order to do this, you need to contact your Academic Advisor to find out what you need to do.
What if I decide to take more than one term off?
If you take more than one term off, your tuition rate may change. You also may have to reapply for financial aid and the program (depending on what point in the academic year it is).
Do you offer any certificates in the MCAA program?
The MCAA program is fully accredited, with coursework options for either a Master of Arts or Master of Science degree. No certification programs are available at this time.
Should I wait to apply for financial aid after I have been accepted?
You should apply for financial aid right away by completing the FAFSA. However, you are not packaged for financial aid until the financial aid officer receives the Post-Baccalaureate Financial Aid Application, an acceptance letter to the program, and a Student Aid Report. You may direct any financial aid questions to Chris Preszler at (949) 214-3077 or email@example.com.
How many units must I be enrolled in to be eligible for loans?
As a Master’s student, you must maintain a minimum of 3 credits (all MCAA classes are 4 units) per term to be eligible for federal aid (loans). One class is considered half time status and two classes are considered full time status. The breakdown for graduates is: 3 credits – half time 4.5 credits – ¾ time 6 credits – full time.
What course will I start with?
All students must start off taking the MCAA or MSAA 510 Principles of Coaching and Leadership class. This class will lay the foundation for the rest of the program.
How do I register for classes?
You will register online for all your classes through My Records/Banner Web. Once you are accepted you will receive detailed information on the steps to complete this process. Your Academic Advisor can also help you through this.
What do I do if I have a HOLD?
HOLDS usually refer to:
- Outstanding balance (Student Accounts)
- Your official transcripts were not received (Registrar's Office)
HOLDS are posted on My Records/Banner Web so it is strongly encouraged that you check My Records/Banner Web before you enroll in your classes. Contact the office of your HOLD and take care of it immediately. HOLDS will prevent you from enrolling in your classes.
You may contact the Bursars Office at (949) 214-3075.
You may contact the Registrar’s Office at (949) 214-3081.
How do I drop a course?
You can drop a course online through My Records/Banner Web or you can fill out an ADD/DROP form and fax it to your advisor. Please be aware of the dropping procedure and always contact an Academic Advisor when doing this (Chelsea Mailhiot at 949-214-3261 or Lupe Valdivia 949-214-3260).
You may contact the Registrar’s Office at (949) 214-3081.
Can I enroll in classes as a non-degree seeking student?
Yes, non-degree seeking students may enroll in two MCAA classes. For further information, please contact our Admissions Directors.
What’s the difference between a Master of Science and Master of Arts in Coaching and Athletics Administration?
Primarily, the Master of Arts degree option focuses on the practical application of knowledge in the academic discipline of coaching and athletics administration, while the Master of Science incorporates the exercise sciences into the curriculum. The method of learning may also differ between the two degrees. Typically speaking, to teach at a college or University in this field, an M.S. is preferred (see specific institution for more details).