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Exercise Science

Graduate Advisor
Dr. Ting Liu
tl27@txstate.edu
512.245.8259
Jowers, Room A127

Department of Health and Human Performance
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Members of the graduate faculty are nationally known for their research, teaching, and service within the profession. Faculty devote time to student-centered learning in classrooms, laboratories and community settings. Facilities include neuromuscular, exercise physiology, biomechanics and sport medicine, motor ability and sport pedagogy laboratories.

Degree Hours Thesis Option Minor Option
M.S. 36 Non-Thesis No minor
M.S. 36 Thesis No minor

Deadlines U.S. Citizen International
Fall - Priority March 1 March 1
Fall - Standard May 15 May 15
Spring November 1 October 1
Summer I January 15 January 15
Summer II No Admission No Admission

Application Deadline
This program has a firm deadline.

Funding Information
Applications must be complete by the priority deadline to be considered for funding.

Decision Timeline
This program reviews applications on a rolling basis.

Application Requirements

The items required for admission consideration are listed below. International applicants, please visit our international web pages for additional requirements.

ApplyTexas Application

  • completed online ApplyTexas application

  Review the instructions for submitting your ApplyTexas application.


Application Fee(s)

  • $40 nonrefundable application fee
  • $50 nonrefundable international evaluation fee (if applicable)

  Review the instructions for submitting your application fee(s).


Transcripts & GPA

  • baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited university
  • a copy of an official transcript from each institution where course credit was granted
  • minimum 2.75 GPA in your last 60 hours of undergraduate course work (plus any completed graduate courses)

  Review the instructions for submitting your transcripts. Official transcripts will be required if admission is granted.


GRE Scores

  • official GRE scores required with a preferred minimum 291 (verbal and quantitative sections combined).  

  The GRE may be waived if your last-60-hours GPA is 3.0 or above.

  Review the instructions for submitting your official test scores.


Documents

  • resume/CV
  • statement of purpose (approximately 500 words, typed and double-spaced) addressing the following:
    • professional goals
    • reasons for pursuing education and training in physical education
    • summary of major strengths and weaknesses with respect to being admitted into the program
  • three letters of recommendation (including at least two academic references) regarding professional competence and character

  Review the instructions for using the Graduate Admissions Document Upload tool (GADU) to submit your documents. You will have access to GADU after you submit your ApplyTexas application and activate your Texas State NetID.


TOEFL or IELTS Scores

Non-native English speakers who do not qualify for an English proficiency waiver:

  • official TOEFL iBT scores required with a 78 overall
  • official IELTS (academic) scores required with a 6.5 overall and
    • minimum individual module scores of 6.0

This program does not offer admission if the scores above are not met.

  Review the instructions for submitting your official test scores.