Degree Requirements

M.S.E. Degree Programs

The Master of Science in Education with a major in Health, Sport, and Exercise Sciences is offered with specializations in exercise science, health education and psychology of physical activity, pedagogy, and sport management. The degree program requires 30 hours for the thesis option or 36 hours for the nonthesis option.

All students must take the Graduate Record Examination to be considered for admission to either a thesis or a nonthesis master’s program. Students generally must score at least 150 on both the verbal and 141 on the quantitative sections and 4.0 on the written analytical section. A sliding scale using both GPA and GRE scores is used for admission purposes. Admission is selective and is determined by the selection committee for the specialization to which the student is applying. The selection committee assigns an advisor/mentor to each admitted master’s student (thesis and nonthesis).

Any admitted master’s student who does not have a minimum grade-point average of 3.0 but has at least a 2.75 may be admitted on probationary status. These students must earn a minimum of a B in the first three courses (9 hours) they take (assigned by the advisor/mentor). Failure to achieve this level will result in dismissal.

Further information is available from the department.

Contact Info

Department of Health, Sport, and Exercise Sciences

Robinson Center
1301 Sunnyside Ave., Room 104
Lawrence, KS 66045-7520
785-864-3371
http://www.soe.ku.edu/hses/
Joseph Weir, Chair
785-864-3371
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