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2020-2021 Graduate Catalog 
2020-2021 Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Sport Leadership- 5th Year Program (Master of Science)

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The 5th Year Program in Sport Leadership was developed as an option for Endicott graduates to complete a Master’s Degree in an accelerated format. Students are eligible if they begin the program the semester immediately following their undergraduate graduation. If students begin at another time they are required to complete the 39 credit version.

Endicott graduates can waive up to two elective courses if they have taken the following courses during their undergraduate education: SM405 and SM 450. Students who did not complete SM courses due to their major will be advised by the Program Director which courses can be waived.

Endicott undergraduate students who may want to continue at their internship site after they have met the requirements for SM 480 Semester Internship, can register for SLD 588A Sport Management Practicum and have it count for undergraduate credit and fulfill the SLD course requirement.

Non-Endicott graduates have the opportunity to complete the 33 credit version of the program as well. Students are eligible if they begin the program the semester immediately following their undergraduate graduation. If a student begins at another time, they are required to complete the 39 credit version. SLD courses that are to be waived will be determined by upper-level undergraduate courses that were successfully completed.

Admissions Requirements

Applicants must apply one semester prior to their undergraduate graduation. 


Fifth Year Expedited Admissions Process

Current Endicott students are eligible to apply to Fifth Year graduate programs using an expedited admissions process. In order to be eligible for the expedited admissions process, current students must have a 3.0 or higher GPA*. Students eligible for the Fifth Year expedited admission process are not required to submit an essay, resume, recommendations or transcripts.

Students should apply for a Fifth Year program using the Current Endicott Student Expedited Masters Application form available in MyEndicott. The GPS Office of Admissions will upon receipt of this form obtain a dean recommendation/GPA confirmation and confirm a prospective Fifth Year student has a clear record with the Office of the Bursar and the Office of Student Affairs.

*Otherwise, standard admissions requirements apply.

Please note that the application fee is waived for all current Endicott students and alumni.


All other candidates must apply online at: endicott.edu/admission/information-for-graduate-students/apply 

Applicants should submit the following to Graduate Admissions, Endicott College, 376 Hale Street, Beverly, MA 01915

  • Non-refundable $50.00 application fee (check made payable to Endicott College, cash or online) Application fee waived for veteran and military students;
  • Two letters of recommendation (one academic reference and one professional reference);
  • Official transcripts of all post-secondary academic work sent directly from the institution(s) including confirmation of undergraduate degree, date confirmed, and any other graduate work;
  • Essay of 250-500 words on career goals and motivation for graduate study;
  • Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) for all students whose native language is not English; minimum score of 550 (paper-based) or 79 (iBT) is required. The institutional code for Endicott College is 3369. Endicott also accepts an IELTS score of 6.0 or better;
  • Interview with the program director 
  • All admissions requirements must be satisfied in order to be formally accepted in a degree program. Students must be formally admitted to a program before the completion of six Endicott credits.

International Applicants for Graduate Admission
Endicott College welcomes and encourages applicants from around the world. International applicants are required to hold a college or university degree equivalent to a four-year American baccalaureate degree. Educational documents in a foreign language are required to be translated into English. All transcripts and translations of transcripts must be official originals and must show courses completed, grades received, grading scale, duration of study, degree or diploma received, and the date conferred. Endicott College reserves the right to request verification of the credentials by an external agency.

International applicants must submit current TOEFL scores when their native language is not English or when their baccalaureate transcript is not from an institution where English is the language of instruction. Once students have been admitted as degree candidates, Endicott College will send detailed instructions about the process for acquiring an Endicott-sponsored student visa.

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