How To Apply

To initiate the application process, go to the CMU online graduate application found on the Graduate Admissions page, or click here.  Using the drop down menu, select the Master of Science in Sport Management program.

Through the online process, you will submit all pertinent biographical data and find options to remit the $50 fee. The fee is non-refundable and is not applicable toward tuition.  Additionally, upon initiating your application, a student ID is created (your "700 Number"), which is used for all facets of university life.  

To complete the application process, you are required to submit the following (except where noted for test scores) via email to or via mail to:

Department of Kinesiology/Sport Management
Colorado Mesa University
1100 North Avenue
Grand Junction, CO 81501
ATTN: Krista Bonino

  • Official transcripts of all college and university work
    • Applicants must request transcripts from each institution attended or from a transcript service.

    • The Kinesiology Department and Sport Management program can review unofficial transcripts directly from students for advising purposes only.

    • Recent CMU graduates (within 1 year) may submit transcripts from MAVzone. 

  • A formal Statement of Goals:  A Statement of Goals should explain, at the graduate level, in at least 500 words why the Applicant wants to be admitted into the program and how this degree supports his/her career goals. 
  • A current resume or curriculum vitae
  • Two letters of recommendation from individuals who can speak to the applicant's academic potential and professional capabilities
    • One should be from a university faculty member who is familiar with the applicant's academic abilities.

    • One should come from a supervisor who has evaluated the applicant's current or prior work.

    • Applicant will provide name and email of each person from whom a letter of recommendation is requested to Krista Bonino at

  • Test scores, from either the Educational Testing Services for the Graduate Record Examination (GRE), from the Psychological Corporation for the Miller Analogies Test (MAT), or from the Graduate Management Admissions Test(GMAT)
    • Applicants should request test scores be sent to Colorado Mesa University Admissions Office at the testing center on the day of the exam.

    • The GRE code for CMU is 4484.

    • The MAT code for CMU is 2630.

    • The GMAT selection for the CMU is via menu selection at the test site.  Note that the GMAT may still list CMU as Mesa State College.

    • If you have not yet taken a graduate exam, please research each of these exams to determine which one is best for you in terms of knowledge assessed, exam length, exam location, cost, etc.