Applications are accepted in a rolling-basis year-round. However, all students who want to be considered for University (e.g., Merit, Diversity) or HLKN funding (e.g., GAT, GAR) need to apply by the priority deadline. Completed applications are forwarded to the respective division faculty for evaluation. Appropriate academic qualifications are determined by the accepting faculty member and divisional admissions committee. A Research Members of the HLKN Graduate Faculty must individually accept a doctoral applicant as his/her advisee for the student to be accepted into the program.
Deadlines for priority review (PhD applicants):
Summer (June) / Fall (September) start: December 15
- Admission to a Doctoral degree program is based on:
- Accepted by a member of the graduate faculty (must contact graduate faculty directly before submitting application)
- Academic record, including GPR
- GRE scores
- Relevant experience on resume’ or CV
- Three letters of recommendation
- TOEFL scores of at least 550 paper-based or 213 computer-based (International applicants)
Motor Neurosciences prepares students for teaching and research careers in motor behavior. Laboratories support the motor behavior programs with emphases in Motor Control, Motor Learning and Child Movement.
Ph.D. in Kinesiology with an emphasis in Sport Management, faculty and students study sport management in ways that impact individuals, organizations and communities both locally and globally.
The Ph.D. in Kinesiology with an emphasis in Sport Pedagogy prepares students for teaching and research positions in universities as well as leadership positions in state or regional departments of education.
The Ph.D. in Kinesiology program prepares students to conduct research in basic and applied exercise physiology. Graduates are trained for post-doctoral appointments and positions in universities, industry, the military and research institutes.
The Ph.D. in Health Education program prepares students to conduct research in basic and applied health education. The program requires a minimum of 64 hours of coursework beyond the master’s degree.