MS in Kinesiology Admission Requirements
As listed in the Academic Catalog, admission requirements are as follows:
- A minimum of 20 semester credits of undergraduate work in kinesiology, physical education and related areas
- A personal statement of academic goals, which will be used to evaluate the adequacy and appropriateness of undergraduate preparation
- An applicant without satisfactory undergraduate preparation may be admitted to the program, but will be required to remove deficiencies by completing the necessary undergraduate courses without receiving graduate credit for them
- Satisfactory test scores on the Graduate Record Examination (General test)
As you can see, we require students to have an adequate background in Kinesiology but an applicant without satisfactory undergraduate preparation may be admitted but will be required to remove deficiencies by completing necessary undergraduate courses without receiving graduate credit for them. More specifically, we require our graduate students to have at least one course in 4 areas:
- Exercise physiology or biomechanics
- Sport or exercise psychology or sport sociology
- Motor learning or motor development
- Adapted PE
We consider these courses to be reflective of adequate undergraduate preparation as they are key areas in KIN.
Our standards for admission vary but generally we pay most attention to GPA, reference letters and the statement of goals. Undergraduate GPAs should be 2.75+ or 3.0+ over the last two years. In general, GRE scores above 900 (Verbal plus Quantitative), and neither score below 400 is considered adequate.
Application information and forms can be sent to you, or found online at: Graduate Admissions