(Spring Entry) Standard Deadline: November 2, 2020
(Fall Entry) Standard Deadline: June 2, 2021
Application Fee (non-refundable): $55.00
The degree is comprised of two distinct tracks/options; non-thesis (comprehensive exams and internship) and thesis (research paper and oral presentation/defense). The non-thesis track is offered 100% online and does not require students to be physically present on the Augusta University campus to complete the degree program. The thesis track is offered primarily online; however, it does require students to be physically present on the Augusta University campus for two semesters (typically the last two semesters of the degree program) to complete the applied research courses and related face-to face work.
The M.S. in Kinesiology degree was first offered as a fully online program in fall 2019. Currently, it is 100% online for the non-thesis track and primarily online for the thesis track.
Early submission of all application materials is strongly advised.
- All required application materials and documents must be received in order for an
application to be considered complete and before an admission decision can be made.
- Applications and supporting materials received after the program deadline will only be considered on a space-available basis.
The Student and Exchange Visitor Information System (SEVIS) Form I-20 for F-1 student status or Form DS-2019 for Exchange Visitor (J-1) Status cannot be issued by Augusta University for enrollment in this online program per U.S. immigration regulations. Questions? Please email International & Postdoctoral Services Office at email@example.com
A minimum 2.75 overall grade point average (GPA) on a 4.0 scale. The GPA of competitive applicants tends to be higher.
Minimum of a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in a closely related field (e.g. exercise science, health science, nutrition, kinesiology, biology, etc.). To be used to satisfy degree requirement, evaluation of foreign educational transcripts must show degree(s) earned that are the U.S. equivalency of degree(s) required by the program.
Official transcripts are required from all universities and colleges ever attended. Only in the case of transcripts from international colleges/universities will an official course-by-course transcript evaluation be accepted in lieu of an official transcript. Official transcripts should be sent to Augusta University's Office of Academic Admissions.
The Office of Academic Admissions
1120 15th Street, Benet House
Augusta, GA 30912
To remain official, all transcripts must remain in the original, unopened, sealed and stamped/signed envelope
from the Registrar's office of the issuing institution. Alternatively, Augusta University
will accept official electronic transcripts from the registrar's office at your prior
Electronic transcripts should be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org
Transcript/Credential Evaluation of Foreign Transcripts
An official, professional course-by-course evaluation based on official transcripts and documents is required for all foreign educational transcripts and documents from one of the following three credentials evaluation services: Josef Silny & Associates, Inc., World Education Services (WES), Educational Credential Evaluators, Inc. (ECE).Silny and WES are recommended. Official transcript evaluations based on unofficial transcripts, documents or copies will not fulfill this requirement.
Letters of Recommendation (2)
Name and contact information of two (2) individuals who can specifically address the
applicant’s academic and professional experiences and potential for success in the
program are required. It is recommended that that one academic reference and a professional
reference be named.
Recommendations can be submitted online only. Within the application, you will provide the names and current email addresses for two individuals you have asked to serve as your recommenders. Once your application is submitted, each recommender will receive an email notification directing them to the online site where they can complete their recommendation. To change a recommender after the application has been submitted, log into your ApplyWeb (CollegeNet) account and make updates. Status updates of your recommenders' submissions will be provided to you directly from ApplyWeb (CollegeNet).
Standardized Test Requirements
GRE exam scores for applicants will be optional for the Spring 2021 and Fall 2021 entry terms as a consequence of challenges brought about by the Covid-19 pandemic. The absence of GRE scores will not be considered as negative by the admission committee.
TOEFL Requirements (if applicable)
The official Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) test scores are required for applicants whose first language is not English. The TOEFL exam must be taken within 2 years of the date of application. The Augusta University institution code for submission of TOEFL scores is 5406. Please do not select a department code.
The minimum scores are:
No minimum for the revised paper-delivered test
A clear or expunged criminal background record. Per the Augusta University Criminal Background Check Policy (Policy 4.1.7), final admission and enrollment for all graduate nursing and education programs are conditional on the completion of a criminal background check with results deemed acceptable to the applicable college/program’s professional standards.
Failure to complete the required background check, provide information necessary to conduct the background check, or provide false or misleading information, may disqualify applicants from final admission and matriculation into the program and University.
Instructions for completing criminal background checks will be provided to applicants upon acceptance into these programs. For further information on the policy including the policy statement, reason for the policy, authorization process, process/procedures, and review process, please refer to the Applicant Criminal Background Check Policy.
Additional Links: Fair Credit Reporting Act and Summary of Rights under the Fair Credit Reporting Act
Proof of Lawful Presence
In accordance with Board of Regents Policy 4.1.6, all applicants for admission to Augusta University are required to provide validation of lawful presence in the United States. Acceptance to Augusta University is conditional until lawful presence is verified. ALL applicants who are US Citizens must submit documentation that verifies his/her lawful presence in the United States at time of application to the Office of Admissions.
Testing and Disability Services
The Office of Disability Services provides a variety of services and accommodations to meet the needs of disability related concerns in accordance with the Americans with Disability Act – Amended Act (2008), the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, and Board of Regents' policies. Accommodations for students with disabilities are made on an Individual basis. For more information, please email or visit the Testing & Disability Services website.
The program/academic college for which you are applying will review your application and supporting documents. Interviews will be scheduled and considered, as applicable to individual programs. Taken together, the whole of your application should demonstrate substantial preparation for graduate study in the field for which you are seeking admittance.
Upon recommendation of the program/academic college, The Graduate School will review your credentials and applicant profile and make a formal, official decision for your admittance. Official notice of your admission can only come from the Dean of The Graduate School via notification from Augusta University's Office of Academic Admissions.