Degree Programs


Master's Degree (M.S.)

Description - two options
A M.S. degree thesis/project option is most appropriate for those who are interested in pursuing a doctoral degree following their M.S. The M.S. degree with thesis/project requires that you complete an independent research project under the guidance of your advisor and your committee. This research project is typically conducted during the 2nd year of your program. To be eligible for consideration for admittance into the M.S. degree, applicants must complete a bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution by the enrollment date.

A M.S. degree coursework only option (non-thesis)is most appropriate for those who are interested in obtaining an advanced degree but who do not intend to go on to doctoral studies. Most students who obtain an M.S. degree non-thesis use this to enhance their position within their chosen career path. To be eligible for consideration for admittance into the M.S. degree, you must complete a bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution by the enrollment date.

Note: At the time of admission, The Graduate School does not differentiate between thesis and non-thesis.

Completion Requirements
See Requirements for M.S. in Kinesiology (formerly ESS) in The Graduate School Bulletin
Areas of Study within the M.S. program