Admission Requirements

Undergraduate Program

For acceptance into the undergraduate program in kinesiology, applicants must meet the general admission requirements of the University of Arkansas.

Graduate Program

For acceptance to the Master of Science program in kinesiology, the program area requires, in addition to the general requirements for admission to the Graduate School, an undergraduate degree in kinesiology or in a related field and the following admission standards: an overall GPA of 3.00 or if the overall undergraduate GPA is between 2.70 and 2.99, the student must have a 3.00 GPA on the last 60 hours of undergraduate course work (excluding student teaching), or a minimum GRE score of 297 on the verbal and quantitative parts of the general test.

For acceptance to the Ph.D. program in kinesiology, the applicant must have completed a master's degree or its equivalent in health science or a closely related field and meet general admission requirements of the Graduate School. An application should include identification of applicant's objectives, supportive background information including three letters of recommendation supporting the applicant's ability to successfully pursue a Ph.D. in kinesiology; a GPA of at least 3.00 on all graduate coursework; an acceptable score on the Graduate Record Examination (GRE); and vitae. Furthermore, before program admission is granted, a faculty member must agree to serve as mentor. It is the applicant's responsibility to identify and secure a faculty mentor. Faculty mentor and mentee should have similar research interests. Additional prerequisites may be prescribed after review of the application materials.

NOTE - Submission of GRE scores are required for program consideration for all graduate degree programs. Priority deadlines for program admission consideration are May 1 for Fall, Oct. 15 for Spring, and March 1 for Summer. Priority consideration for graduate assistantship positions is Jan. 15.