School of Applied Sciences
The University of Mississippi

Application Information

Application Process

The application for admission into the University of Mississippi’s MSAT program is a 2-step process.

Step 1: Complete the ATCAS Application

All applications for the MSAT program must be submitted through the Athletic Training Centralized Application Service (ATCAS). To access ATCAS, please visit For more information about ATCAS or for assistance, visit the ATCAS Help Center. For help with application-related questions, contact customer service by chat via the icon in the lower right corner, by phone at 617-612-2075, or by email at

To be considered for early admission an application must be completed on or before October 1, for priority admission an application must be completed on or before March 1. Applications will continue to be considered, following the March 1 deadline, on a rolling basis until May 1 of the year in which the planned cohort will begin.

A complete application is one that has been e-submitted and all transcripts, scores, resume and cover letter, observation hours, video submission, personal statement, technical standards attestation form, and payments have been received by ATCAS and attached to the application. Documents should be sent several weeks prior to the March 1 deadline to ensure that items arrive on time. The timeliness of the application is considered the responsibility of the applicant. Current UM students may request official transcript via the portal by searching “Request a Transcript”. A holistic approach will be utilized in the evaluation of student applicants admitted into the MSAT program.

Required Documentation:

  1. Letters of Recommendation – Each applicant must submit two (2) letters of recommendation that reflect the applicant’s academic and clinical abilities, the potential for success in graduate studies, and personal qualities predictive of professional success as an Athletic Trainer.
  2. Resume & Cover Letter
  3. Observation Hours – Each application is encouraged to demonstrate time spent under the direct supervision of a Certified Athletic Trainer.  Documentation must be provided. (Recommended minimum of 50 hours.)
  4. Video Submission – Each applicant is required to submit a video that demonstrates their interest in the program.
  5. Personal Statement – Each student is required to submit a statement as to why they want to do be an Athletic Trainer.
  6. Completed Technical Standards Attestation Form – Each student is required to a submit a completed copy of the Technical Standards Attestation Form.

Step 2: Complete the UM Graduate School Application

Applicants must also submit an application through the UM Graduate School.

Required Documentation:

  • Complete and submit online application for the Graduate School at the University of Mississippi and pay the application fee ($50).
  • Official university transcripts 
  • TOEFL/IELTS scores (International Students ONLY. Institution code for sending scores: 1840)

The GRE is optional and all test scores must be sent directly from the testing service. The institution code for the University of Mississippi on the GRE is 1840.

Copies of official transcripts for all institutions from which you have received a degree or enrolled in graduate or professional courses must be sent directly to the UM Graduate School at the following address. We cannot accept official transcripts that are sent to the program.

The University of Mississippi
Graduate School
P.O. Box 1848
54 Galtney-Lott Plaza
University, MS 38677-1848

If you graduated from the University of Mississippi, the UM Graduate School will access your official transcripts free of charge if you indicate that you attended the University of Mississippi on your application. However, if you have a hold on your account, we will not receive your UM transcript and your application may not be considered complete.

Transfer Students

Transfer students must go through the SAME application process as all other students.  Further consideration towards potential transferrable credits will be evaluated on a case-by-case basis.  Students interested in potential transferrable credit opportunities will have to provide documentation that demonstrates coursework aligns with the requirements of the UM-MSAT curriculum and associated accreditation standards embedded within each course.  There is no guarantee of acceptance for transferrable credits.

Conditionally-Admitted Students

Students that are conditionally admitted to the program, will have terms for continuance outlined in the terms of conditional acceptance.