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  Dec 04, 2022
GRADUATE CATALOG 2020-2021 [Archived Catalog]

Athletic Administration, Interscholastic Concentration, M.S. (36 sem. hrs.)

Master of Science in Athletic Administration

Athletic Administration, Interscholastic Concentration, M.S. (36 sem. hrs.)


This program is a 36 hour master's degree to be completed over a two-year cycle. The program consists of a concentration option in either Interscholastic or Intercollegiate Athletic Administration. This program includes a four hour practicum experience in lieu of a thesis.



A.  Application: Applications will be invited and received by the College before midterm of the semester prior to beginning coursework.

B.  Review: The Graduate Council and the Graduate Faculty of the Department of Kinesiology will review all applications. The maximum number of admitted applicants will be set by the faculty each year, dependent upon current enrollment. Recommendations for admission will be forwarded to the Graduate Council for further review and acceptance.

C.  Admission Requirements:

Applicant must have an earned Baccalaureate degree from an accredited institution of higher learning in Kinesiology, Exercise Science, Physical Education, Biology, or related fields. Applicant must have a 2.50 GPA on all undergraduate work, or a 3.0 on the last 40 hours attempted.

Standardized Tests: 

No standardized test required for applicants with an undergraduate GPA of 3.0 or above.  

Applicants with an undergraduate GPA below 3.0 may be admitted by:

1. Achieving a GRE/GPA formula score of 714 or higher. For GRE scores dated prior to 8/20/2011, applicant must achieve formula score of 2200.  Formula score calculation:  GRE Verbal Score + GRE Quantitative Score x Undergraduate Cumulative GPA.

2. Passing score on the PRAXIS exam.

All transfer credit must be approved by the KIN department chair and is subject to the regulations of the Graduate School.

D.  Degree Requirements: The successful candidate must complete the following requirements:

  1. Complete 33 hours of course work in selected concentration;
  2. Complete four hours of practicum; and
  3. All Kinesiology graduate students must pass the graduate comprehensive examination in their last semester in order to be accepted for candidacy for the degree of Master of Science.  This exam will be administered on campus and all students (including students in online programs) must come on campus to sit for the examination.
  4. Graduate Advisory Committee and Major Professor: The student will be assigned a graduate committee of no less than three (3) members of the Graduate Faculty. In addition, one member of the committee will be designated as the “Major Professor” by the student.
  5. Graduate Practicum: This program includes two six-week practicums which will involve a minimum of 60 clock hours working on-site in a location approved by the Graduate Advisory Committee. Requirements for the practicums are outlined in the course syllabi.

Prerequisites: Graduate Standing.