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Kinesiology (M.S.)

The University of North Georgia offers a Master of Science with a major in Kinesiology. The Kinesiology (M.S.) program is designed for students with an undergraduate degree in health and physical education or a related field. Students will be introduced to foundational knowledge in kinesiology-related material. 

Campus Availability

Online Only

Admission Procedures

Application materials may be obtained from Graduate Studies or from University of North Georgia’s website. Applicants must pay a one-time, non-refundable application fee. Admission requirements are listed below. When all application materials have been received by Graduate Studies, notification will be sent to the applicant and a copy of all materials will be forwarded to the program. Notification will be mailed to the applicant verifying acceptance or denial by the program.

Students who are admitted but do not enroll by the academic year following the year of acceptance must reapply through Graduate Studies. Students who were previously enrolled but have not been in attendance within the last three terms must also reapply. All documents and materials submitted to fulfill the application requirements for entry to a program at UNG become the property of the university and will not be returned. These materials are kept for one year for incomplete application files and for three years for individuals who complete an application and are accepted but do not enroll.

Admission Requirements

The following documents must be received prior to admission: 

  1. Graduate Studies Application.
  2. Non-refundable application fee.
  3. Official transcripts from all regionally accredited institutions of higher education previously attended. Official international transcripts must have a foreign course-by-course credential evaluation by an independent evaluation service that is a member of the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services, Inc. (NACES). Evaluations must include certification that the applicant has received a baccalaureate from a regionally accredited institution and state a calculated cumulative grade point average.
  4. Official scores on the Graduate Record Exam General Test (GRE) or Miller Analogies Test (MAT). Only those test scores that are less than six years old will be considered.
  5. If applying for in-state tuition, proof of lawful presence in the United States.

Regular Admission

To qualify for regular admission, individuals must have:

  1. Baccalaureate in health and physical education or a related field from a regionally accredited institution with a grade point average of at least 2.75 calculated in accordance with Graduate Studies admission procedures.
  2. Official scores on the Graduate Record Exam General Test (GRE) of at least 900 (verbal and quantitative combined) taken before August 1, 2011; or least 301 (verbal and quantitative combined) on the GRE if taken on or after August 1, 2011; or official scores on the Miller Analogies Test (MAT) of at least 391; or evidence of a master’s degree; or an overall cumulative grade point average of at least 3.0 calculated in accordance with Graduate Studies admission procedures. 

Non-Degree Admission

Individuals interested in taking graduate health and physical education courses but who do not want to pursue a graduate degree may apply for admission as non-degree graduate students. Individuals must receive pre-approval from the health and physical education program coordinator before enrolling in courses and may earn no more than a total of 12 hours of graduate credit under this status. Requests will be considered on a space-available basis. 

The following documents must be received prior to admission: 

  1. Graduate Studies Application.
  2. Non-refundable application fee.
  3. Official transcripts from all institutions of higher education previously attended documenting completion of a baccalaureate from a regionally accredited, four-year institution with a minimum grade point average of 2.50. Official international transcripts must have a foreign course-by-course credential evaluation by an independent evaluation service that is a member of the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services, Inc. (NACES). Evaluations must include certification that the applicant has received a baccalaureate from a regionally accredited institution with a minimum grade point average of 2.50.
  4. If applying for in-state tuition, proof of lawful presence in the United States.

Any non-degree student who receives a grade of C or below will subject to a program review to determine the student’s eligibility to enroll in coursework for the subsequent term. If a non-degree student is suspended from the program, the student must wait at least one year before applying for readmission. A non-degree student wishing to apply for admission to the MS degree program must notify the program coordinator, submit a new application to Graduate Studies, and meet all program admission requirements. All credits to be applied toward a degree must be approved by the program coordinator. 

Transient Student Admission

An individual currently enrolled at a regionally accredited college or university as a graduate student in good standing may apply to UNG as a transient student. Individuals must receive pre-approval from the program coordinator before enrolling in courses. Requests will be considered on a space-available basis. 

The following documents must be received prior to admission:

  1. Graduate Studies Application.
  2. Non-refundable application fee.
  3. Letter of good standing or Transient Permission Form documenting that the student is not on academic probation or suspension or on disciplinary suspension at the student’s home institution. The letter or form should state that the student is in good standing and should indicate the course(s) the student is being allowed to take at UNG.
  4. If applying for in-state tuition, proof of lawful presence in the United States.

Transient admission is for one semester term only. Individuals who wish to return to UNG as a transient student for a subsequent term must re-apply to UNG.

International Applicants

Because of Homeland Security guidelines, an F1 visa cannot be issued for online programs. Individuals living and working in the United States whose visa status permits graduate enrollment, may be considered for admission. Refer to the admission requirements in the front section of the Graduate Catalog.

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