The Coaching Education Program in the Patton College of Education at Ohio University and United Soccer Coaches have developed an online Master's Degree program specific to soccer coaching. It is the only sport specific graduate program in the United States. This unique degree program is delivered with 10 online graduate courses and 2 face-to-face residency courses. Two cohorts of 25 students each are admitted twice a year in January and June. Students register for two courses per semester/summer session and take one course at a time.
A prospective student must meet the following requirements to be considered for unconditional admission to the Department of Recreation and Sport Pedagogy Graduate Program in Soccer Coaching:
- A bachelor's degree in exercise physiology, physical education, sport sciences, or related field from an accredited college or university is preferred. If your bachelor's degree is in an unrelated field, you may still be admitted.
- A minimum of three years of soccer coaching experience.
- A minimum of a United Soccer Coaches National Coaching Diploma, USSF “D” license, USYSA National Youth License or equivalent.
- Minimum overall undergraduate grade-point average (GPA) of 2.7 on a 4.0 scale on the last 90 quarter hours or the last 60 semester hours.
- A $50 nonrefundable application fee applies.
The 12 courses (36 semester hours) are delivered one at a time and it takes approximately 2 years to complete the program of study.
For more information about admissions, requirements, faculty and more, please visit the course homepage here.
For the 2019-20 tuition and fees, please view the attachment. Please note, fees listed are per credit hour.