Frequently Asked Questions
Answers to questions about KU's Master of Science in Athletic Training.
Do you offer an online application?
Yes. Applications to KU's professional master's degree in athletic training are submitted online via ATCAS. March 15 is the deadline to submit an application in ATCAS. These dates are subject to change for future admissions cycles.
How much is the application fee?
The fee for application to KU through ATCAS is $85.00. For students accepted into the athletic training program a supplemental application to the KU Graduate School, via Slate, is required with a fee of $6.00.
Is there a deposit or placement guarantee fee?
A non-refundable deposit of $100 is required. This non-refundable deposit will be applied towards your first Summer tuition and fees if you enter the program. If you change your plans and decide not to enter the program at any time, your deposit will not be refunded.
Is financial aid available?
The KU Medical Center Office of Student Financial Aid has a comprehensive menu of available services.
Are there any scholarships for students?
A list of scholarships awarded through the School of Health Professions (SHP) for students currently enrolled in an SHP program is located on the SHP Scholarships webpage.
Various professional organizations have opportunities as well. Availability may be based on where the student is located.
- Kansas Athletic Trainers’ Society (KATS)
- Mid-America Athletic Trainers’ Association (MAATA)
- NATA Foundation Scholarship Program
Is the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) required?
No. The GRE is not required for admission into the Master in Science in Athletic Training.
Is a criminal background check required?
Yes. All incoming students will be directed to have a background check completed by Validity Screening Solutions. Details
When is the application deadline?
March 15. Applicants are encouraged to start the process early to ensure their application is validated by ATCAS prior to the deadline.
How many years is the master of science in athletic training program?
Degree requirements are normally completed within two years of admission to the program although a maximum of seven years is allowed per university policy.
Is the TOEFL required for all international students applying for admission into your program?
The Test Of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) is required for any international student who applies for acceptance into our program. Additionally, the Test of Spoken English (TSE) may be required. Please see English Language Requirements for more details.