How to Apply
To be admitted to the program, students must have a bachelor’s degree from an accredited university with a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 (lower GPAs may be considered on a case-by-case basis). A standardized entrance exam is not required.
How to Apply
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Prospective Students (not currently enrolled at NC State)
- Submit your application using the NC State University Graduate School Online Application website.
- You must have a baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university, and a GPA of 3.0 or greater.
- Applicants with less than a 3.0 are still welcome to apply. Work experience, performance in individual, relevant courses, a strong graduate GPA, etc., can sometimes offset a low undergraduate GPA. We will consider all of this when making admissions decisions.
- A transcript is required when applying to the certificate program. (An unofficial transcript can be uploaded by the applicant within the application, but it must show a degree conferral date.)
- Official Transcripts:
To be considered an official transcript, it must be sent directly from the institutions to NC State University. Most institutions have mechanisms in place to directly send an official transcript to NC State electronically, which is preferred. Request your official transcripts be sent in this way if possible, or have the institution send the transcript directly using the address below:
- The Graduate School
North Carolina State University
1020 Main Campus Drive
Room 2320B, Campus Box 7102
Raleigh, NC 27695
- Official Transcripts:
- Resume/CV highlighting any internship/work experience and acquired skill sets
- A Personal Statement is a required component of the application, and should include:
- Career and academic goals
- Previous sport and entertainment venue work experience, if any
- Reason for pursuing the certificate
- Students with a GPA < 3.0 should address this in their personal statement and explain why they would still make a good candidate for the certificate.
- The GRE is NOT required
Current NC State Graduate Students at NC State University
Notify your advisor/committee of your intention to complete the certificate program. Talk with your advisor and/or committee where appropriate to let them know you are considering the certificate program.
The SEVM Graduate Certificate program (GCERT) and your current graduate degree at NC State University (Masters or Doctoral) do not have to be completed at the same time and up to 12 hours of GCERT coursework can be double counted between the GCERT and your current graduate degree. If you are interested in adding the SEVM Graduate Certificate to your current Masters or Doctoral degree you should contact the Director of the SEVM Graduate Certificate program: email@example.com.
Current MPRTSM Students
Current MPRTSM students are welcome to apply for the Graduate Certificate in Sport and Entertainment Venue Management. The SEVM Grad Certificate and MPRTSM degree do not have to be completed at the same time and up to 12 hours of SEVM GCERT coursework can be double counted between the GCERT and the graduate degree. If you are interested in adding the SEVM Graduate Certificate to your current MPRTSM degree you should contact the Director of the SEVM Graduate Certificate program: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Undergraduate NC State Students
If you are a NC State undergraduate interested in taking courses towards the SEVM Certificate, you must first talk with your advisor and email the Program Coordinator.
Per the Graduate School Policy, undergraduate students who wish to enroll in graduate level courses (500 and above) may only transfer six (6) credit hours into the certificate program for courses not taken as part of another degree requirement. Therefore, to receive the Sport and Entertainment Venue Management (SEVM) Graduate Certificate, current undergraduates can only take six (6) credit hours of 500 level SEVM courses before graduation. Upon graduation, the student must apply to the graduate certificate program through the Graduate School using the steps above to complete the remaining courses. The same course restrictions apply.
Non-Degree Students (PBS)
Students enrolled in Post-baccalaureate Studies (PBS) through NC State can transfer a maximum of six (6) credit hours (B or better grade) into the certificate program. PBS students wishing to do this must apply to the graduate certificate program following the procedures above for students not currently enrolled in a graduate program to complete the remaining credits and earn the certificate.
Application Review Process
- The Certificate Admissions Committee reviews each application and makes a recommendation to the Graduate School.
- Following that review, the NC State Graduate School will notify you of acceptance or denial to the program.
- The program sends a personalized welcome letter once you have accepted the offer and are cleared by the graduate school.
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