2020-2021 Graduate Catalog 
    Apr 19, 2021  
2020-2021 Graduate Catalog

Educational Leadership MA, Student Athlete Support Services Track

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College: Community Innovation and Education Degree: MA
Department: Educational Leadership and Higher Education Option: Nonthesis
Program Website: https://ccie.ucf.edu/elhe/educational-leadership/

Track Description

Admission to this program has been suspended effective Summer 2015. 

The Student Athlete Support Services (SASS) Track in the Educational Leadership MA program prepares student support personnel for professional career positions working in athletic departments.


Total Credit Hours Required: 39 Credit Hours Minimum beyond the Bachelor’s Degree

The Student Athlete Support Services track in the Educational Leadership MA program requires a minimum of 39 credit hours beyond the bachelor’s degree, including six credit hours of core courses, 27 credit hours of specialization, six credit hours of professional field experience, and passing a comprehensive exam at the end of studies.

The MA program does not fulfill state certification requirements.

Independent Learning

Both an internship and practicum are required for completing the degree, in addition to a capstone seminar.

Application Requirements

For information on general UCF graduate admissions requirements that apply to all prospective students, please visit the Admissions  section of the Graduate Catalog. Applicants must apply online. All requested materials must be submitted by the established deadline.

In addition to the general UCF graduate application requirements , applicants to this program must provide:

  • One official transcript (in a sealed envelope) from each college/university attended.
  • Official, competitive GRE score taken within the last five years.
  • Three letters of recommendation, with one being from a staff, administrator, or faculty at a college or university familiar with your involvement or engagement in postsecondary education.
  • Resumé.
  • Personal statement explaining your past, present, and future involvement in events or activities related to your development in Student Athlete Support Services.

An individual and group interview may be required. The Student Athlete Support Services track admits in fall and spring terms only.


Graduate students may receive financial assistance through fellowships, assistantships, tuition support, or loans. For more information, see the College of Graduate Studies Funding website, which describes the types of financial assistance available at UCF and provides general guidance in planning your graduate finances. The Financial Information  section of the Graduate Catalog is another key resource.


Fellowships are awarded based on academic merit to highly qualified students. They are paid to students through the Office of Student Financial Assistance, based on instructions provided by the College of Graduate Studies. Fellowships are given to support a student’s graduate study and do not have a work obligation. For more information, see UCF Graduate Fellowships, which includes descriptions of university fellowships and what you should do to be considered for a fellowship.

Contact Info

Graduate Program

Brenda Thompson EdD
Telephone: 407-823-4164
Education 206E

Graduate Admissions

Christina Dabrowski
Telephone: 407-823-2766
Millican Hall 230
Online Application
Graduate Admissions

Mailing Address

UCF College of Graduate Studies
Millican Hall 230
PO Box 160112
Orlando, FL 32816-0112

Institution Codes
GRE: 5233
TOEFL: 5233
ETS PPI: 5233

Graduate Fellowships

Grad Fellowships
Telephone: 407-823-0127

Graduate Financial Aid

UCF Student Financial Assistance
Millican Hall 120
Telephone: 407-823-2827
Appointment Line: 407-823-5285
Fax: 407-823-5241

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