Michigan State University

M.Sc. On Campus
24 months
27792 USD/year
27792 USD/year
14144 USD/year
Tuition fee
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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

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines




30 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).
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Other requirements

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.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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