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Graduate Fellowship

Tuition and curriculum-fees free Fellowship for a MS or MBA/MS at UMass Amherst's McCormack Department of Sport Management Program

Fellowship Details and Eligibility Requirements

Scholarship Details 

The SEEN-McCormack Graduate Fellowship will provide SEEN community members:


  • If admitted, attend the McCormack Graduate Sport Management Program’s MS program or Dual (MBA/MS) program within the Isenberg School of Management at UMass Amherst

  • Scholarship funding that fully covers tuition and fees associated with the program and a graduate assistantship: ​​​​​​

*Graduate assistantship provides a stipend for ten (10) hours of work in an assigned position (e.g., teaching assistant) per week for each semester of the program- MS program is two semesters and the MBA/MS program is four semesters

The following fees are NOT included in the SEEN-McCormack Graduate Fellowship and must be borne by recipients directly:

Also not included in the SEEN-McCormack Graduate Fellowship: 

  • Costs of required summer internship credit which must be secured through UMass Continuing and Professional Education

  • Travel and lodging costs to attend mandatory on-campus interview during the application process

  • Housing costs

Note: Recipients may, but are not obligated to use their graduate assistantship stipend to cover the cost of any or all the excluded fees.

Note: MBA/MS dual-degree students must earn six summer internship credits between year one and two, the cost of which is approximately $1,540 total; MS degree students earn three summer internship credits following completion of their regular coursework in May, the cost of which is approximately $775 total.


Scholars Award Eligibility
To apply for the SEEN-McCormack Graduate Fellowship, you must be a current SEEN community member (currently on the SEEN email distribution list) at the time of application and if accepted by the McCormack Department of Sport Management and if awarded to you, through the duration of the graduate degree program. 


Applicant Criteria
The Isenberg School of Management and McCormack Department of Sport Management at UMass Amherst are highly ranked, and admission is highly competitive. All candidates must meet the following minimum qualifications:

  • A minimum of one year of professional work experience gained after the completion of undergraduate studies is preferred. Professional work experience does not need to be within the sports industry

  • A professional identifying with one or more of the following groups: Black or African American, Hispanic, Latinx, or Spanish, Native American or American Indian. 

The GMAT/GRE test score requirement is waived for SEEN applicants.

McCormack will review applications and accept candidates on a rolling basis.

Final application deadline is February 1st, 2024.

Fellowships will be awarded on a rolling basis.

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