Completed applications are reviewed by the division-specific admissions committee, each of which is comprised of three graduate faculty members within their respective division. Newly admitted master’s students are assigned an initial/temporary faculty advisor; the student is free to change advisors after the first semester in the program. All Masters applicants are considered Non-Thesis M.S. students, unless the applicant submits a written request to do a thesis. A Research Member of the HLKN Graduate Faculty must individually accept a MS-thesis applicant as his/her advisee for the student to be accepted into the program.
Deadlines for priority review (MS applicants):
January 15 (Fall admission) October 1 (Spring admission)
Admissions into an HLKN Master’s program is based on:
- The applicant’s academic record – including an undergraduate grade point ratio (GPR) in the last 60 semester hours
- Graduate Record Examination (GRE) scores* (not required for M.S. in sport management or M.S. in health education programs at this time)
- Relevant experience as shown on resume or CV
- Foreign students whose native language is not English must havea score of at least 550 paper-based or 213 computer-based on the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) examination for Foreign Students whose native language is not English. (see International Admissions for full details)
- Students desiring to complete a thesis must submit written request to do so in the essay
- Personal statement of purpose essay
- Three letters of reference
The following programs have additional admission requirements:
The Master of Science in Kinesiology with an emphasis in Motor Neuroscience, prepares students for teaching and research careers in motor behavior.
The MSAT program is for students who wish to pursue athletic training credentials by the Board of Certification (BOC) and pursue a career as a Certified Athletic Trainer
Provides students the skill sets necessary to become future leaders of sport organizations as managers, administrators, and decision makers. (Online or Face-to-face)
The Master of Science in Health Education is a 36-hour degree program with the option to complete a thesis or non-thesis degree plan.
Provides students with the scientific background and technical skills necessary to evaluate performance-related characteristics of both team and individual athletes, and design strength and conditioning programs.
Provides students with the scientific background and technical skills necessary to evaluate physical fitness and cardiovascular disease risk and prescribe preventative and rehabilitative strategies.
This specialization prepares students to design and conduct research on teaching/teacher education and curriculum and instruction, with an emphasis on linking theory to physical education practice.
The Master of Science in Kinesiology, with an emphasis in Exercise Physiology, provides advanced training in the physiological responses to acute exercise and the adaptations that occur with training.
This academic program is only for commissioned officers currently serving in the United States Army and approved by West Point Officials. Earn a M.S. in Kinesiology with an emphasis in Exercise Physiology.