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Health, Sport, and Exercise Sciences

The Department of Health, Sport, and Exercise Sciences provides physical activity courses for all students and serves the community through clinics and laboratories. The department offers a full range of undergraduate and graduate degree programs.

Graduate Admission to the School of Education

Graduate programs in education are open to students with acceptable baccalaureate degrees, as specified by the admitting departments, whose academic records indicate that they can do successful work at the graduate level. Regular admission requires a grade-point average of at least 3.0 on a 4.0 scale; provisional admission requires a grade-point average of at least 2.5. Individual departments may require additional information and may have more stringent admission and retention requirements.

Special provisional admission categories are available to students who may not qualify under traditional admission criteria but can provide evidence of ability to work successfully at the graduate level, including experience in and commitment to the profession. Exceptions to established policies must be sought individually by petition to the Graduate Division of the School of Education.

See Admission in the Graduate Studies section of the online catalog for more information.

Ordinarily, complete application materials should be received by July 1 for fall admission, December 1 for spring semester, and May 1 for summer session. Prospective graduate students should contact their departments for admission deadlines.

Graduate Admission

Submit your graduate application online . All supporting application materials should be uploaded to the online application.

The University of Kansas
HSES Graduate Admissions
1301 Sunnyside Ave., Room 104
Lawrence, KS 66045-7520

M.S.E. Degree Programs

The Master of Science in Education with a major in Health, Sport, and Exercise Sciences is offered with specializations in exercise science, health education and psychology of physical activity, pedagogy, and sport management. The degree program requires 30 hours for the thesis option or 36 hours for the nonthesis option.

All students must take the Graduate Record Examination to be considered for admission to either a thesis or a nonthesis master’s program. Students generally must score at least 150 on the verbal section, 141 on the quantitative section and 4.0 on the written analytical section. A sliding scale using both GPA and GRE scores is used for admission purposes. Admission is selective and is determined by the selection committee for the specialization to which the student is applying. The selection committee assigns an advisor/mentor to each admitted master’s student (thesis and nonthesis).

Any admitted master’s student who does not have a minimum grade-point average of 3.0 but has at least a 2.75 may be admitted on probationary status. These students must earn a minimum of a B in the first three courses (9 hours) they take (assigned by the advisor/mentor). Failure to achieve this level will result in dismissal.

Further information is available from the department .