Admission Criteria

A maximum of 20 students will be admitted to the program each year. Although we may admit part-time students, priority will be given to full-time students.

Applicants must have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher to be accepted and fully admitted to the program, although applicants with a GPA lower than 3.0 may be admitted under probation. In such case, the student will need to maintain a GPA of 3.0 or higher during their first 9 credits in the program.

The following documents will be needed to complete the application:
  • Official Transcripts from all postsecondary institutions of higher learning from which 9 or more credits have been attempted are required. If you attended less than 9 credits you do not have to send an official transcript unless the courses completed were pre-requisites for the program. Study abroad transcripts are not required if a student attended an international University for one or fewer semesters. NOTE: If you attended UW-Green Bay you do not have to send UW-Green Bay transcripts.
  • Statement of interest (max. 1000 words) answering the prompt: “Describe your professional goals within the field of sport, exercise, and performance psychology that you hope to attain, what you have done to pursue them thus far, and how you believe that UWGB’s master’s program in Sport, Exercise, and Performance Psychology can help you to reach them.” Please also indicate in your statement which track you would like to pursue. Students on the thesis track should also indicate two options of advisors that they would prefer to work with on their theses.
  • At least two letters of recommendation (preferably completed by at least one faculty member). Applicants are required to provide the name and contact information of two individuals who can speak directly to the applicant’s potential success in a graduate program. When you complete the application, please make sure you have their names and contact information. You will need to send the SEPP Evaluation Form to these individuals, so they can complete the form and send it, together with your letter of recommendation, to the Office of Graduate Studies ( It is the responsibility of the applicant to ensure that their references have completed and submitted the SEPP Evaluation Form and letter of recommendation by the application deadline.
  • Resume including experiences relevant to sport, exercise, performance, psychology, research, and other related activities. Your resume may be uploaded as part of your application or can be emailed to
  • International students must follow the standard procedures for international students application, which includes taking an English proficiency test (TOEFL or IELTS), submitting course by course transcript evaluations for any institution attended outside of the U.S.


Completed applications (including letters of recommendation) should be submitted by the posted deadline on the Graduate Application Deadlines webpage. Applications will continue to be reviewed on a rolling admission basis until there are no available spots in the program.