Admission Criteria

To qualify for "regular" admission into graduate programs in physical education, a prospective student must:

  • Have earned a grade point average of at least 3.0 on a 4.0 scale in their last 60 hours of undergraduate work, or at least 2.85 on a 4.0 scale cumulatively.
  • Submit three letters of recommendation
  • Submit official GRE General Exam Scores

Promising applicants that do not meet the requirements for "regular" admission may qualify for "provisional" admission into graduate programs in physical education. In this case, a prospective student must:

  • Hold a baccalaureate degree from an accredited institution
  • Submit three letters of recommendation
  • Submit official GRE General Exam scores that fall at or above the 25th percentile on verbal, quantitative, and analytical writing sections. You may take up to nine hours of coursework before meeting this provision.

Students may move from "provisional" to "regular" status by earning a 3.0 grade point average and earning no grade less than a grade of "C" in their first 9 hours of graduate study.  If provisionally admitted students fail to meet the requirements as stated in their letter of acceptance, the offer of admission will be withdrawn.

Rationale

We require the GRE General Exam because we believe that GRE scores should be used as one indicator among several indicators of educational quality in determining admission policies.

We view the GRE as an opportunity, not a hurdle.

We use a percentile score rather than a raw score because each section of the GRE General Exam is weighted differently, and because we believe that our competitive programs require equally strong verbal, quantitative, and analytical writing abilities.

We do not wish to exclude any students of a particular gender, race, or ethnic background. 

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