MASMA FAQs

PROGRAMS

Q: How long is the program?

A: The MASMA program on-campus is 18 months. All students are considered to be full-time graduate students.

Q: Can I earn my degree while working full-time?


A: Yes. Our master’s programs are designed for working adults, with classes held on-site one night a week.

Q: Where are graduate classes held?

A: Our graduate classes are held on the main campus in Bethany.

Q: When does the MASMA program start?

A: Our master’s program has start dates in January and September.  Contact the School of Kinesiology for the exact dates.
Q: What is a cohort?

A: A cohort, defined within its context, is a group of classmates starting and continuing a particular degree program together, taking courses in their designed sequential order through completion.

Q: How many students may I expect in a class?

A: Classes are small to provide students with individual attention from the SNU Faculty and to allow optimal opportunities for interaction with classmates. Maximum class size is 22 students.

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ADMISSION and APPLICATION

Q: What are the requirements for admission to your programs?

  • Once you have applied online, you will receive a Welcome Email with a username and password included to enroll yourself into our Online Admissions Process.  Applicants should hold a baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited college or university, provide a written essay to assess the applicant's writing skill, three letters of recommendation form professional contacts, official transcripts from all colleges and universities attended, form to be downloaded online. International students may utilize Certificates of Completion. Financial Arrangements that include FAFSA. Graduate School Registration Fee of $150, paid online.

  •   For international students born outside the U.S., other than Canada, the U.K., Australia, or New Zealand, a minimum TOEFL score of 550 (written), 213 (computer), or 79 (internet) is required.  The TOEFL exam is waived if the student has a Bachelor's degree earned from a regionally accredited college or university in the U.S.  For more information on requirements for admission, contact Rachel Graves, Office of International Student Relations at SNU (contact rgraves@snu.edu).
  • International students who do not meet the minimum TOEFL score must complete additional English training. The Center for Applied Studies in English at SNU prepares students who have not yet attained sufficient skills for success in an English speaking university.  For information about the Center for Applied Studies in English at SNU, visit www.snu.edu/about-asec or contact Rachel Graves rgraves@snu.edu.

Note: A maximum of six Graduate credit hours earned from other institutions may be substituted for program coursework at the Program Director's discretion.

Prerequisites and admission requirements are subject to change without notice. 

Q: Do I need to take the GMAT or GRE?

A: The GMAT and/or GRE are not required for admission.  

Q: Is there an registration fee?

A: Yes, $185 to be paid on Organizational Meeting Night. 

Q: What is the deadline for application?

A: The deadline to apply is three weeks before the start date.

Q: How much are the program costs for the MASMA?

A: Program Cost is inclusive of ALL charges: tuition, books, student ID fees, parking fees, graduation fees, and graduation regalia (cap, gown, hood and tassel). The program cost is locked in at the program start—annual tuition increases have no impact on current students.

Program cost includes a laptop computer for both On Campus and Online programs.

Tuition rate for 2014-2015 school year is $25,452.

Q: Is financial aid available for SNU graduate programs?

A: Yes. Financial aid is available to most graduate students. 

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ACADEMIC

Q: Is the focus of the programs primarily academic or pragmatic?

A: We believe very strongly that you should be able to apply what you are learning in the classroom at work the next day.  Although we explore and apply theory, our ultimate goal is to help you use what you learn to benefit your employer and to advance your career.   

Q: Are professors primarily academic faculty or practicing professionals?

SNU’s faculty are extensively credentialed in their fields, and most faculty also have significant professional experience in their field of expertise.  We believe in and support the value of learned theories, as well as practical application / experience. 

Q: How much time do I need to plan to study outside of class each week?

A: This varies based on student familiarity with material and other considerations, but our students report an average of between 12 and 15 hours per week, in addition to class time.

Q: What types of assignments can I expect?

A: Short written assignments (3-7 pages) relating your professional experience to the material you are covering in class, problem sets and case studies for quantitative courses, quizzes / exams and presentations.  The assignments vary greatly to fit the subject matter. 

Q: Am I expected to do group work and meet outside of class times?

A: There are some group projects and assignments, but students are not expected to meet outside of the normal class schedule to complete the group work.  Most group assignments can be accomplished through email or telephone contact.

Q: What happens if I have to miss a class?

A: In addition to the regular assignment, there will be a make-up assignment that is designed to capture as much as possible of what you missed in class.

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