Admissions deadline for optimal consideration: December 15
Funding deadline for all applicants: December 15
Admission deadline for all applicants: Standard graduate school deadline

We are excited to be in the process of developing several new professionally-oriented degrees at the master’s level. Refer to the Physical Education Teacher Education and Athletic Training sites for updates on some of these initiatives. We will post more information on master’s degree options available for applicants interested in applying next year as details become available.

How to Apply

Program Admission Requirements

In addition to University admission requirements, applicants for graduate study in Kinesiology will be expected to:

  • Submit all application materials by December 15 to be ensured full consideration for the following Fall term. Applications received after the deadline will be considered on a space-available basis.
  • Have completed a bachelor's degree in exercise and sport science, or closely related field with background coursework appropriate to the chosen area of concentration. Applicants from other fields of study can be considered, but may need to make up deficiencies in background.

How to apply for Departmental and/or College Fellowships

  • All Kinesiology Graduate Program applicants are encouraged to apply for Fellowships. For detailed descriptions of available fellowships, application deadlines etc., please visit Graduate fellowships.

Graduate Assistantships

  • To apply for GRA or GTA positions, there will be a text field to enter your cover research interests and teaching experience during the application on SOPHAS.
    All applicants who are admitted to the graduate program are considered for assistantships. Teaching assistantships are awarded by the School, while research assistantships are determined by individual faculty members who have grant funding. Applicants will receive a request from the OSU Graduate School to complete details regarding residency and at this time will also be asked to complete the PAC Teaching Preference Form (pdf) if they wish to be considered for teaching in the Physical Activity Course (PAC) Program.
    Refer to SOPHAS for additional application materials that pertain to submitting official TOEFL scores and obtaining an evaluation by World Education Services (WES) of all non-US coursework. See details regarding English language proficiency and financial documentation requirements at OSU Graduate Admissions for International Students.