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Graduate Assistant – M.A. in Coaching and Sport Leadership

Are you looking to jump-start your career in coaching? Randolph College’s innovative M.A. in Coaching and Sport Leadership program offers a one-year, 36-credit intensive experience with graduate assistantship opportunities in various sports, including:

  • Men’s Basketball
  • Women’s Basketball
  • Men’s Cross Country
  • Women’s Cross Country
  • Men’s Lacrosse
  • Women’s Lacrosse
  • Men’s Soccer
  • Women’s Soccer
  • Men’s Swimming
  • Women’s Swimming
  • Men’s Tennis
  • Women’s Tennis
  • Men’s Track and Field
  • Women’s Track and Field
  • Softball
  • Men’s Volleyball
  • Women’s Volleyball
  • Women’s Stunt

Our one-year program combines classroom learning and real-world field practice, providing you with the skills and knowledge needed to excel in your chosen sports career. Our dynamic residential option gives you the opportunity to apply for one of our on-campus graduate assistantships. Students awarded a graduate assistantship will be required to work 20 hours per week in addition to their practicum and coursework.

Perks of being a Graduate Assistant:

  • Enjoy FREE room and board on campus during the academic year
  • Score a discounted tuition rate of $525 per credit hour
  • Get matched with opportunities tailored to your interests and long-term goals

Ready to fast-track your sports career? Apply for the Master of Arts in Coaching and Sport Leadership program at Randolph College. Boost your resume with practical experience, expand your professional network, and join a diverse community that values inclusion and growth. Learn more at

Requirements: To be considered for admission, applicants to the Master of Arts in Coaching and Sport Leadership program must submit the following documentation:


  • Resume/CV: including background, sport participation (if applicable), honors/awards, and employment and/or experience


  • Personal Statement: 1-2 written pages on professional goals and reasons for seeking admission


  • Letters of recommendation (2) – have reference letters sent directly to


  • Unofficial Transcript (if not applying with a Randolph College B.A./B.S. degree). A baccalaureate degree with a cumulative GPA of at least 2.75 on a 4.0 scale. An official transcript will be required if admitted.


*Applicants with a GPA between 2.5 and 2.75 may be admitted provisionally. Provisional admits must maintain a 3.0 GPA in their first 7 credit hours to remain in the program.

The Randolph community values and supports diversity and an inclusive environment. Randolph is an EOE employer. For more information, please email Dr. Meghan Halbrook at

Education: 4 Year Degree – Required

Categories: College Athletics, Fitness/Sports/Recreation, Education/Teaching


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