The application deadline for Fall 2017 admission is: December 1, 2016


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 1 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.

Application Materials Required

  • Applicants apply online through SOPHAS. Complete applications are required by December 1 for full consideration.
  • SOPHAS will require processing time (up to four weeks) to verify certain materials such as standard test scores that you will self-report. It is acceptable for the verification process to occur after the December 1 deadline, but all requested materials must be submitted to SOPHAS by the December 1 deadline for applications to be considered complete.
  • Provide a statement of purpose and objectives that is specific to your area of concentration in Kinesiology, mentioning the specific concentration. Address your goals in pursing a graduate degree at Oregon State University; this is an important opportunity for you to voice why you are a good fit with our particular program and faculty. This statement is to be included in the identified field on SOPHAS.
  • Three current letters of professional reference are required. The letters must be specific to your academic area of interest with at least two of the letters written by university professors. You will identify the three recommenders on SOPHAS.
  • All applicants must upload a current CV or resume to SOPHAS.
  • Provide official GRE scores from a test taken in the last five years. Self-report your scores on SOPHAS and have official scores sent to SOPHAS. The Oregon State University ETS code is 0031. There are no minimum score requirements as application materials are considered holistically, although more competitive applicants will have higher scores. Visit the GRE website for more information on the test.
  • Provide original transcripts from all US institutions attended. You can print the Transcript Request Form from SOPHAS to send to your Registrar or Institution Official for immediate delivery of the transcripts to SOPHAS.
  • Supplemental OSU application (with fee).
    • The supplemental application is emailed to applicant after SOPHAS application is submitted.

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.