Department of Kinesiology

School of Health and Human Sciences

Graduate: FAQs

How do I apply for a graduate assistantship?

All qualifying applicants are considered for assistantships. You do not need to apply for an assistantship.  NOTE: Due to the way certain programs are structured, potential students applying to the EdD, MSAT, or Applied Sport and Exercise Psychology are typically not considered for assistantships.

Can any student apply for a graduate assistantship?

Most graduate students may apply for a graduate assistantship. EdD Online, MSAT, and Applied Sport and Exercise Psychology students are not generally eligible for assistantships. Master’s degree students admitted on a provisional basis (master’s degree students only) are not eligible for an assistantship until the conditions of the provision have been fulfilled.

How do I apply for admission to a graduate program?

Applicants must complete an online Graduate School Application. Information can be found on the Graduate School’s website. Information on additional departmental requirements and guidelines can be found here.

What is the cost of attending one year of a graduate program?

UNCG’s tuition and fees are very competitive. A schedule of tuition and fee charges is available on the Cashier’s Office website at Be sure to refer to the Graduate section of the chart and by the total number of credit hours you plan to enroll. The Graduate School also provides information on estimated costs. UNCG students in degree programs, who are taking 6 or more credit hours, are required to demonstrate proof of health insurance to avoid a health insurance premium being charged to their UNCG account. To find out more about this requirement, please visit the Graduate School website. Cost information for the Online EdD graduate program can be found here.

Are there prerequisites needed to be apply for Kinesiology graduate programs?

For most of our graduate programs, the only set prerequisites for the Master’s program are holding a Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited college or university and taking the GRE (written, quantitative and writing sections). However, the undergraduate area of study and performance in area-specific courses may receive more attention in the review process. Doctoral applicants must have a Master’s Degree and also take the GRE (written, quantitative and writing sections). The MS in Athletic Training does have required prerequisites that are available here. Applicants to the Online EdD in Kinesiology program must hold a masters level degree and have a minimum of 3 years of professional experience in Kinesiology or related fields to be considered for the program.

Is the GRE required to apply to a graduate program in Kinesiology?

Yes, the GRE is required to apply to all graduate programs in Kinesiology. The verbal, quantitative, and written sections are required and must have been taken within the past 5 years.

Are there other requirements for international applicants to apply to a graduate program in Kinesiology?

The English Language Proficiency requirement must be fulfilled for all non-native English speaking applicants regardless of citizenship. It can be waived if the student has earned a US degree or has an acceptable score on either the TOEFL, IELTS, or PTE exam. It can also be fulfilled by completing Level 5 of our Interlink program. Other international applicant requirements can be found on the Graduate School’s website.

Am I required to visit the department if I apply to the program?

A departmental visit is not required as part of the application process, but visits are welcome. However, it is recommended to contact the faculty member with whom you would like to work within the concentration you are interested. This is especially important for applicants to the PhD program, as this program is mentor-based. However, the MSAT in Athletic Training does require an on-site interview for selected applicants to the program.