UW Center for Leadership in Athletics

IAL Admissions

Thank you for your interest in the Intercollegiate Athletic Leadership program!

Our priority deadline for the upcoming 2022-2023 school year is January 7th, 2022. Applications submitted after the priority deadline will be reviewed on a rolling basis until the cohort is full. Applicants can expect to hear an admissions decision by March 2022.


Pre-Requisites for the IAL Program

Applicants to the IAL M.Ed. programs should meet the following minimum requirements:

  • Have earned a bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution by the time they enter the IAL program.
  • Have at least one year of experience within an athletics setting, as an athlete, coach, volunteer, or intern.
  • A demonstrated understanding of the intercollegiate athletics setting and issues and challenges present in the industry.


Note for International Students: The IAL Program is unable to accept international applicants (including Canadians) requiring an F-1 or J-1 student visa. Applicants with a valid US work visa are eligible to apply to the program. Submit official TOEFL scores to UW at code 4854.


Admissions Timeline

Our admissions timeline for the 2023* cohort is as follows:

  • Early January  2022 – Priority application deadline**
  • Late January 2022 – Initial Admissions Committee review
  • February & March 2022 – Skype Interviews for selected candidates
  • Late March 2022 – All candidates receive notification of admissions decision

*(2022-2023 school year. The IAL program has a summer-quarter start)


**Priority Deadline Note: We will continue to accept applications on a space-available basis throughout the spring until our cohort has been filled. We admit between 40-50 students each year.  If you are interested in submitting an application after the priority deadline, please contact us regarding space availability.