It is required that all prospective master’s (thesis and course-based) and doctoral graduate students identify an academic supervisor from the Faculty as part of the application process. Applicants of the Master of Coaching (MCoach) program must, in addition to an academic supervisor, identify a mentor coach. These requirements are in place to ensure the successful study of admitted graduate students.
1. Applicants are to choose a potential supervisor (for MCoach students – potential supervisor and coach) whose research and areas of interest align with their own research and areas of interest. Find out about our Faculty members and their areas of research on the Faculty website. MCoach applicants can visit the Golden Bears and Pandas Athletics website for varsity coach information.
2. Applicants are to contact each prospective Faculty supervisor (for MCoach students – potential supervisor and coach) via email to introduce themselves and inquire as to whether the supervisor is taking on new students. Applicants are encouraged to share a bit about themselves with their potential supervisor – interests and passions, potential areas of research, goals for the program, etc. Please note that this communication is not intended to create any formal commitments between the applicant and supervisor; rather, it is intended to open up an exploratory conversation between the two parties.
3. Once a potential supervisor (for MCoach students – potential supervisor and coach) has been contacted, applicants can continue with the application process. Applicants must indicate their potential supervisor within their letter of intent as well as in the Funding/Supervisor segment of the online application.