Historically Black Alcorn State University in Mississippi has announced that this fall it will offer a new master’s degree program in NCAA compliance and academic progress rate reporting. Alcorn State says that the degree program is the first of its kind in the nation. The university will also offer a post-baccalaureate certificate program in the field.
To be eligible for admission into the master’s degree program, students must have completed a bachelor’s degree with a minimum grade point average of 2.5 or a 2.65 grade point average on upper-level courses in their degree program. Student must also take the Graduate Record Examination and score at least a three on the analytical writing portion of the GRE.
Dr. Johnny Thomas, chairperson of the health, physical education, and recreation department at Alcorn State stated that “the aim of this new hybrid program is to prepare and develop more knowledgeable practitioners for the ever-increasing focus area of intercollegiate student-athlete success and program compliance. One of our goals is to become a leader in this field.”