Students may earn a Master of Science (M.S.) in Kinesiology by pursuing either a thesis or a non-thesis program of study. Both options generally take two years to complete. Entering students should possess sufficient (for their program of study) fundamental knowledge in core curricular areas (e.g., biology, physiology, health). Ideally, applicants will have a strong background in kinesiology areas of study (e.g., biomechanics, sport psychology, exercise prescription, motor control), however, we consider students from a broad range of educational backgrounds. Students admitted with identified background deficiencies may be required to complete undergraduate coursework prior to enrolling in graduate coursework in the identified areas.
Master of Science in Kinesiology (thesis option)
The thesis option requires a total of 34 semester hours, consisting of a minimum of 21 graded semester hours of approved coursework, 4 semester hours of seminar, and a minimum of 9 semester hours of KINES 700 (Master’s Research, Thesis, and/or Examination) for the thesis to be defended in an oral examination.
Master of Science in Kinesiology (non-thesis option)
The non-thesis option requires a total of 34 semester hours, consisting of a minimum of 27 graded semester hours of approved coursework, 4 semester hours of seminar, and a minimum of 3 semester hours of KINES 702 (Master’s Special Problems, Directed Study, and/or Examination) for the final project.