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The application deadline for entry into the EXSS Master’s degree program in the Fall semester of 2021 – for all specializations- is Tuesday, January 12th 2021


Apply to an Exercise and Sport Science Specialization

At your specialization’s application page follow the directions, fill out the form and upload your required documentation.


Prior to enrollment EXSS graduate students must have completed an undergraduate statistics or research and statistics design course (3 hour credit or greater) with a final course grade of B-minus or better. After an applicant is offered and accepts admission into the EXSS graduate program, his/her transcript will be reviewed by the Director of Graduate Admissions to determine if this prerequisite has been satisfied. You may be contacted and required to provide additional information about this course, e.g., a course description and/or syllabus. Failure to satisfy this prerequisite prior to enrollment may result in a withdrawal of the offer of admission. Anyone seeking to meet this prerequisite by taking a course in the summer immediately prior to the semester of matriculation should seek prior approval of the course from the EXSS Director of Graduate Admissions.


Each area of specialization (Athletic Training, Exercise Physiology, Sport Administration) has additional prerequisites, qualifications, certifications, etc. See the information specific to each area of specialization at:


Applicants admitted to the MA Program in EXSS typically have the following mean scores on objective indicators:

  • Undergraduate GPA:  3.51
  • GRE-V:  156
  • GRE-Q:  152
  • GRE-Writing:  4.6

*The Graduate School recommends a minimum GPA of 3.0.

*The Graduate School recommends minimum scores at the 50th percentile on both the verbal (>151) and quantiative (>151) portions of the Graduate Record Exam.


  1. This timeline is an approximation and will vary somewhat between areas of specialization.
  2. Initial review of completed applications may begin in late fall semester, therefore early completion-submission of applications is recommended.  The Graduate School will refuse any application not complete by the deadline date.
  3. Initial reviews of applications will be completed by the middle-end of January.
  4. Offers of on-campus interviews will be extended from mid-January through first week of February.
  5. On-campus interviews will be conducted from late January through February.
  6. Offers of admission may occur as early as February for some, but for all by early March.

NOTE:  The MA Program in EXSS makes recommendations for admissions to The Graduate School.  The Graduate School makes the final decision on all admission decisions, and the offer of admission will come from The Graduate School  – not the Department of EXSS.