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Admissions Requirements

The Graduate School and School of Kinesiology views applicants for the Master of Science in Kinesiology program holistically. Therefore, while we do have minimum requirements for admission, those requirements may be waived on a case-by-case basis, allowing a graduate student to be conditionally admitted to the program. Other criteria that may help applicants get admitted into the program include: (a) evidence of maturity since undergraduate studies, (b) relevant research or practical experience, (c) outstanding recommendations from faculty, (d) high GRE scores, (e) high grades in relevant coursework, or (f) relevant professional certifications/licenses. While GRE scores and recommendation specifically from faculty are not required, below are the minimum requirements for admission to the Master of Science in Kinesiology program:

  1. A baccalaureate degree from an accredited undergraduate program.
  2. An undergraduate grade point average of 2.75 on a 4-point scale or 3.0 on last 60 semester hours or 90 quarter hours (United States institutions only). International students must consult with the graduate school of the University of Louisiana at Lafayette (UL Lafayette) as well as the Graduate Coordinator in the School of Kinesiology for additional admissions considerations.
  3. Three letters of recommendations written by individuals who are familiar with the applicant's ability to do graduate work. In most instances these letters should be from undergraduate faculty or professionals in the field of kinesiology (e.g., health, recreation, exercise science, and sport management).

*NOTE: Individual criteria listed above are not absolutes. The review process is holistic and all available information will be used to determine admissions, including information not listed above.

Contact Dr. Jeremy J. Foreman at for more information about the Master of Science in Kinesiology.