Graduate Admission

UT Tyler Department of Kinesiology

Master of Science in Kinesiology

Application Deadlines:

  • Fall semester:  May 1 (priority deadline); August 1 (absolute deadline)
  • Spring semester:  November 1 (priority deadline); December 1 (absolute deadline)
  • Summer semester:  May 1 (absolute deadline)

Students applying for the New Graduate Student Fellowship (Fall or Spring) should have all application materials submitted before the priority deadline.

Admission Requirements:

An individual interested in applying for admission to the MS Kinesiology program in the Department of Kinesiology should be aware of information and procedures related to graduate studies in general at UT Tyler. In addition to procedures that must be followed to meet requirements of the UT Tyler Graduate School, an applicant must complete and submit the following documents:

All documents must be submitted to the Office of Graduate Admissions (

For full admission to the MS Kinesiology degree program in the Department of Kinesiology, ordinarily an applicant must have accomplished the following:

  • Have an earned baccalaureate degree from an accredited academic institution in a field closely related to the mission of the intended master’s degree program.*
  • Submitted three strong letters of recommendation from individuals in professional positions who can validly comment on the applicant’s suitability for graduate studies in general and for studies in the intended field in particular.
  • Demonstrated academic achievement and potential as indicated by at least one of the following criteria (Note: if either of the first two conditions apply, the GRE requirement is waived):
    • Earned a grade point average of at least 3.00 on a 4-point scale for all upper-division undergraduate hours.
    • Earned graduate degree from an accredited academic institution.
    • Scored at the 30th percentile or higher on each of the sections of the General Test of the Graduate Record Exam—Verbal Reasoning, Quantitative Reasoning and Analytical Writing (GRE scores should be submitted to the Office of Graduate Admissions).

*Leveling courses may be required for applicants lacking adequate academic preparation.

The Department of Kinesiology may limit the number of applicants admitted to a particular degree program for a given semester. Therefore, meeting the minimum requirements for admission does not guarantee admission.

To discuss the application and admission processes related to the MS Kinesiology program, contact Dr. Scott Spier at