Master of Science with a Major in Kinesiology
MS with a major in KINESIOLOGY
Application Deadlines (Spring and Fall 2020 entry; no summer admission):
November 2, 2019
June 2, 2020
Application Fee (non-refundable): $55
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.
Beginning Fall 2019, the MSK program will be offered 100% online for the non-thesis track and primarily online for the thesis track.
- 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.
MS Kinesiology Admission Requirements
(Spring and Fall 2020 Entry Terms)
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.
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 institution. Electronic transcripts should be
directed to email@example.com.
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.
Transcript/Credential Evaluation of Foreign Transcripts
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.
Letters of Recommendation
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).
A minimum GRE score of 290 total (combined Verbal and Quantitative scores) is required. Competitive
applicants will also score a minimum of 3.0 on the analytical writing category. All
GRE scores must be official and submitted to Augusta University's Office of Academic
Admissions directly from the Education Testing Service (ETS) and must be less than
five years old. The institution code for submission of GRE scores to Augusta University
is 5406. Please do not select a department code. Test scores from the Graduate Record
Examination (GRE) taken within 5 years of the date of application.
Standardized Test Requirements
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.
TOEFL Requirements (if applicable)
The minimum scores are:
- 213 computer-based
- 79 internet-based
- 550 paper-based (PBT; prior to October 2017)
- No minimum for the revised paper-delivered test (PDT; October 2017 and later)
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.