How to Apply to the MSAT Program

The Master of Science in Athletic Training (MSAT) program provides a supportive yet challenging learning environment for students to develop essential knowledge and clinical skills. The MSAT program at SHSU strives to develop diverse contemporary clinicians who collaborate with healthcare professionals and community partners to deliver patient-centered culturally competent care. The program strives to instill the qualities of a life-long learner that will progress graduates to clinical expertise. If we can assist with the application process in any way please reach out by e-mail to

Applications to the Master of Science in Athletic Training (MSAT) program are reviewed on a rolling basis with one admission process annually. The MSAT program is a cohort model which starts each summer during the Summer 1 term

Application Deadlines:

  • Priority Deadline: November 15th
  • Final deadline: April 15th

Applicants to the MSAT must meet the following requirements to be considered for regular admission. 

A complete application to the MSAT program at Sam Houston State University will include:

A completed Application to the Graduate School:

A completed ATCAS Application: . This program-specific application includes providing the following:

  • Official Transcripts:
    •  Official transcripts from all institutions attended must be sent directly to ATCAS. 
  • Clinical Observation Hours Log (minimum of 50 clinical observations signed by a certified and licensed athletic trainer)
  • Proof of Basic Life Support (BLS Certification) from the American Heart Association
  • Completed Immunization Review Form 
  • Two completed references. One of the forms must be from a Licensed and Certified Athletic Trainer who supervised your observation hours.
  • Personal Statement

Application Fees:

  • The SHSU Graduate School application fee is $50.
  • ATCAS charges $90 for the first program you apply to and $55 for each additional program.

ATCAS offers a Fee Assistance Program