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Kinesiology, M.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
University rank #144 (QS) , MI,
Graduates study in Kinesiology from Michigan State University provides opportunities for students to specialize in areas leading to the Master of Science and Doctor of Philosophy degrees. 


The programs are designed to prepare individuals for professional positions as educators, researchers, and consultants in a variety of sports, health, and educational contexts.

Collaborative course work, laboratory and field experiences, clinical placements, and research are available with other departments and schools both at Michigan State University and at other universities, as well as with various community agencies.

The primary objective of the master's degree program in Kinesiology at Michigan State University is to help students to acquire a breadth of knowledge grounded in theory, to gain expertise in one or more areas of specialization, and to develop competence in methods of inquiry. The program follows the guidelines that were adopted by the National Association for Sport and Physical Education (NASPE).

A range of relevant courses and experiences can be incorporated into the student's program to satisfy individual needs and interests.

Eight major areas of study within the discipline of kinesiology are available to master's students:

  • Athletic Training
  • Coaching
  • Cognitive and Motor Neuroscience
  • Exercise Physiology
  • Psychosocial Aspects of Sport and Physical Activity
  • Sport Administration
  • Strength and Conditioning
  • Student Athlete Development

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Research Methods in Kinesiology
  • Internship in Kinesiology
  • Project in Kinesiology

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 24 months
  • Credits
    30 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 3

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 3 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

General Requirements

To be considered for admission into the master’s program, applicants must have completed an undergraduate degree. Factors considered in admissions decisions include:
  • clarity of applicant’s professional goals
  • relationship between the program and the applicant’s goals
  • previous academic experience and performance as indicated by transcripts from previous degrees including a competitive cumulative grade-point average of 3.0 or higher on a 4.0 scale
  • competitive scores on the Graduate Record Examination (and Test of English as a Foreign Language for international students)
  • three letters of recommendation.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    27792 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 27792 USD per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    27792 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 27792 USD per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • In-State

    14144 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 14144 USD per year and a duration of 24 months.
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Living costs for East Lansing

  • 1000 - 1500 USD/month
    Living Costs

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