MS in Exercise Science Admission

General Requirements for MS in Exercise Science

Note: The GRE is no longer required effective Fall 2020

  • Baccalaureate degree or equivalent in exercise science, sport management, or other relevant field from a nationally accredited institution with a major GPA of at least 3.0.
  • Applicants from other disciplines or related fields will be considered for admission with evidence of foundational coursework related to the degree. Work experience in the field may provide sufficient background to permit entry into the program.
  • International applicants are subject to the university's requirements for admission.
  • A formal statement of personal goals for the program, maximum 2 pages, double-spaced, that includes the following:
    • Your experience in the field, including volunteer experience.
    • Your reason(s) for choosing this degree program.
    • Your experience with research (if applicable).
    • Your career goals and how furthering your education with this degree will help you realize these goals.
  • Two references (preferably from academic sources). References should include both the rating form and a separate letter on letterhead should also be uploaded from each reference.
  • Resume or curriculum vitae should include the following when applicable: education, experience (work and volunteer), certifications, professional affiliations, special skills related to the field, and research presentations/publications.
  • A student may transfer up to nine semester hours of graduate credit from other nationally accredited institutions. To be transferred, coursework from other institutions must correspond to Kennesaw State University's MS AEHS curriculum. The student must provide course description and syllabus for consideration and the amount of credit granted will be at the discretion of the program director. A minimum grade of B must have been received in the course and the course work must be no more than five years old. Please see the graduate program coordinator to begin the transfer process.
  • Effective Fall 2020 admissions, the GRE is no longer required for admission consideration, but remains as optional.