Frequently Asked Questions
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Graduate student options include a Master of Science (M.S.), Master of Science in Athletic Training (M.S.A.T.), Combined M.S./Ph.D., Doctor of Education Online (Ed.D.), or Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) degree.
Graduate level areas of study include:
- Applied neuromechanics/sports medicine
- Athletic training
- Exercise physiology
- Motor behavior
- Curriculum and pedagogy studies in physical education
- Sport and exercise psychology.
Master’s and doctoral degree curricula have specific requirements, varying from program to program. Some, like the doctorate of education in kinesiology online and the entry level master’s degree program in Athletic Training have very specific requirements. Others give students many opportunities to select appropriate coursework in consultation with an advisor or committee. See specific program requirements in the Graduate School Bulletin for details.
Most graduate assistantships are limited to 20 hours per week, though some students are given permission from the Graduate School to work an additional limited number of hours.
See the Director of Graduate Study Dr. DeAnne Brooks ([email protected]) for details.
During the academic year, there are between 6-8 graduate colloquia scheduled. Additionally, many laboratory groups operate as informal groups. The Graduate Student Association also provides research and travel funding for graduate students throughout the University.
UNCG’s tuition and fees are very competitive when compared to universities in other states and private universities. A schedule of tuition and fee charges is available on the Cashier’s Office website. 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 Health Insurance Page.
- For most of our Master’s programs, the only prerequisite is holding a Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited college or university. However, the undergraduate area of study and performance in area-specific courses may receive more attention in the review process.
- The M.S. in Athletic Training does have required prerequisites listed on its page.
- Doctoral applicants must have a Master’s Degree.
- Applicants to the Online Ed.D. 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.
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 Ph.D. program, as this program is mentor-based. However, the M.S.A.T. in Athletic Training does require an on-site interview for applicants selected to the program.
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 Ed.D., M.S.A.T., or Applied Sport and Exercise Psychology are typically not considered for assistantships.
Most graduate students may apply for a graduate assistantship.
Ed.D. Online, M.S.A.T., 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.
UNCG’s tuition and fees are very competitive. A schedule of tuition and fee charges is available through the Cashier’s Office. Be sure to refer to the Graduate 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.
GRE scores are no longer required as of 2021.
Applicants that have taken the GRE within the last 5 years are welcome to submit their scores.
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 through the Graduate School.