MS in Exercise Science Admission Standards
Department of Kinesiology Admissions Standards for Master’s Degree
Minimal Departmental Prerequisites
Note: Listed below are UTA course numbers. Equivalent courses at other institutions of higher education will also be considered.
- BIOL 2457 - Human Anatomy
- BIOL 2458 - Human Physiology
- MATH 1302 - College Algebra
- KINE 3300 - Functional Anatomy
- KINE 3301 - Biomechanics of Human Movement
- KINE 3315 - Physiology of Exercise
Admissions Standards for Master’s Degree in Exercise Science
IMPORTANT: Meeting these minimum standards does not guarantee acceptance into the program.
- Undergraduate degree from a U.S. accredited institution or an equivalent foreign institution.
- GPA of 3.0 or above during the last 60 hours of undergraduate work or in any previous graduate program.
- GRE Quantitative score of 145 and Verbal score of 145. Additionally, satisfactory Writing scores are required. If scores are below these standards the application will still be considered as the Department takes all components of the application into consideration.
- A minimum score of 550 on the paper-based TOEFL, a minimum score of 213 on the computer-based TOEFL, a minimum score of 40 on the TSE, a minimum score of 6.5 on the IELTS, or a minimum TOEFL iBT total score of 79 with sectional scores that meet or exceed 22 for the writing section, 21 for the speaking section, 20 for the reading section, and 16 for the listening section.
- All Master’s students are originally accepted as “Non-thesis track”.
- Contact information for references is not required but may be asked for if additional information is needed.
Applicants failing to meet the above admission criteria may be considered for probationary admission in which case the following additional criteria will also be considered by the Graduate Studies Committee:
- Professionally relevant experience
- Additional writing samples and/or information may be requested
- Applicants admitted on probation will be required to maintain a B or better average during their first 12 hours of graduate study.
A graduate advisor within the Department of Kinesiology will review transcripts of prospective students to determine what prerequisites are needed prior to enrollment in courses within the proposed program. If deficiencies are identified, a pre-program of study designed to prepare the student for graduate course prerequisites will be written and signed by the prospective student and the graduate advisor.