Kinesiology, MS

for the degree of Master of Science in Kinesiology


Department Head: Amy Woods

Director of Graduate Studies: Steven Petruzzello


Graduate Office: Julie Jenkins

Graduate Office Address: 906 South Goodwin Ave, 112 Freer Hall MC-052, Urbana, IL 61801

Graduate Phone: (217) 333-1083

Graduate Email: jjenkns@illinois.edu


Department Website: http://kch.illinois.edu/


Graduate Degree Programs

Kinesiology, MS

Kinesiology, PhD

Joint Degree Program:

Kinesiology, PhD and Master of Public Health, MPH


Admission

Students may apply to either the M.S. or the PhD program. Applications for Fall admission are due on January 15. Applications for Spring semester are due on October 1.

Admission to the M.S. degree program requires a baccalaureate degree from an accredited institution of higher education, a minimum grade point average of 3.0 (A = 4.0) for the last two years of undergraduate study and any graduate work completed, Graduate Record Examination (GRE) test scores, a statement of interest, and three letters of recommendation.

International students must also submit Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL)scores, with a minimum for full status admission: greater than 102 (IBT), greater than 253 (CBT), greater than 610 (PBT), or greater than 7.0 (IELTS). Scores cannot be morethan 2 years old. (see https://grad.illinois.edu/admissions/instructions/04c)  


Major areas of specialization at both the master's and doctoral degree levels include:

  • Cultural, Interpretive and Science Studies

  • Exercise Physiology 

  • Exercise Psychology

  • Motor Control / Biomechanics

  • Pedagogy & Physical Activity


for the degree of Master of Science in Kinesiology


It is possible for a full-time student to complete this degree program in one academic year plus one summer session.

Thesis Option

KIN 501Kinesiology Research Methods (or equivalent)4
KIN 591Seminar4
Major area of study8
Secondary area within the dept.4
Research/Project Hours (min/max applied toward degree):0-8
KIN 599Thesis Research (min/max applied toward degree)8
Total Hours32

Other Requirements1

Other requirements may overlap
Minimum Hours Overall Required Within the Unit: 20 (not including 599)
Minimum 500-level Hours Required Overall: 12
Minimum GPA: 3.0

Non-Thesis Option

KIN 501Kinesiology Research Methods (or equivalent)4
KIN 591Seminar4
Major area of study8
Secondary area within the dept.4
Research/Project Hours (min/max applied toward degree):4-8
Total Hours32

Other Requirements1

Other requirements may overlap
Minimum Hours Overall Required Within the Unit: 20 (not including 599)
Minimum 500-level Hours Required Overall: 12
Minimum GPA: 3.0