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MS in Kinesiology Admission

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Application Process

Applications to our graduate program are accepted on a rolling basis. If you wish to apply for departmental or graduate assistantship, the deadline for receipt of all materials is February 1.

Two applications need to completed if you wish to apply to the graduate program and be considered for an assistantship award:



Prerequisites include a bachelor of science or bachelor of arts degree with a 24-hour concentration in kinesiology or its equivalent from an accredited college or university. All applicants are required to take the Graduate Record Examination (GRE).

Applicants who have a concentration in the natural sciences outside of kinesiology will also be considered. An undergraduate GPA of 3.0 is required, but students with a lower GPA who show promise of being able to successfully complete the graduate program will be admitted conditionally.

All applicants are required to submit GRE scores.  Applicants should have a combined verbal and quantitative GRE score of 300 with a minimum of 150 on the verbal portion. Due to difficulties in finding testing sites, we are temporarily waiving the GRE requirements.

Students whose native language is not English should have a TOEFL score of at least 250 for the computer-based test, at least 100 for the internet-based test, and 600 for the written test.


Graduate Assistantships

We offer two levels of support for full-time graduate students:

  • The departmental assistantship (DA) provides tuition and a stipend in return for a 20-hour per week work commitment carrying out duties assigned by the department.
  • The graduate assistantship (GA) provides a tuition waiver in return for a 10-hour per week commitment.

Duties for both the DA and GA include teaching in the activity program, serving as a TA for major classes, working as a research assistant, and a variety of other activities on and off-campus.

Application for Departmental or Graduate Assistantship


Financial Aid

A graduate degree from the TCU Department of Kinesiology is an investment in your future, but you don’t have to make it alone. Find out what kind of assistance is available.

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