Kinesiology: M.S. Kinesiology

Frequently Asked Questions


What are my choices for primary area of study and secondary area of study?
You may select one of the following for you primary area of study:

When are applications to the program due?
Fall applications are due January 15th.
Spring applications are due November 1st.

When are Funding Applications due?
January 15th.

What pre-requisite courses are required for admittance into the program?
Please see the Graduate School’s website for a complete list.

What information do I need to send to the Graduate School and what information do I need to send to the Department of Kinesiology?
Please see the Guide to the MS Kinesiology Application Process

What is the difference between a teaching assistant (TA), a research assistant (RA) and a project assistant (PA)?
Please see Assistantships Overview

What is the difference between the thesis option and the comprehensive exam option to complete the MS Kinesiology degree?
Both MS Kinesiology degree options must complete 33 credits to graduate. Thesis students focus their final year on completion of a thesis project, while capstone project students focus on developing their skills to become better consumers of research literature. Examples of projects include, but are not limited to an internship, a proposal for an exercise program, a proposal for a hospital program, a review of literature on a clinical question that results in a clinical recommendation, systematic review, policy statement, or a small scale/pilot research project .