Admission Requirements

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Admission requirements

  1. A bachelor’s degree in health, kinesiology, physical education, or a related field from an accredited university
  2. Cumulative GPA (of all coursework) of 3.00 on a 4.00 scale
  3. A statement of purpose describing: (a) academic/professional experience and interests, (b) research experience and interest, (c) career goals
  4. Submission of a professional curriculum vitae or resume

Accelerated option

Determined on an individual basis with prior approval from the department head of the undergraduate program, graduate program coordinator, and graduate college, current Missouri State University undergraduate students may apply to begin taking graduate level coursework as they concurrently work to complete their undergraduate degree. If accepted, graduate courses chosen from the approved 600 level course list may be counted toward both their undergraduate and graduate degrees. A maximum of 12 credit hours may be counted as mixed-credit and will be included in the overall graduate grade point average.

Candidates for this option must have:

  1. Junior-level standing (60+ credit hours already earned)
  2. An overall undergraduate GPA of 3.25 or better
  3. A supportive recommendation from the students undergraduate advisor
  4. Acceptance of applicant by a graduate faculty member in Kinesiology who agrees to serve as the students graduate mentor
  5. Acceptance of the applicant by the graduate faculty in Kinesiology under the accelerated masters option