Application Process for Graduate Students

Prospective students must complete the following steps to apply to the Kinesiology Department graduate program:

  • Applicants are encouraged to take the GRE to further strengthen their application, but it is optional.
  • Applicants whose primary language is not English must meet the English proficiency requirement by any of the options listed on the ISU Graduate College Admission site.
  • Apply via ISU Admissions:
    • Provide the names and contact information for three letters of recommendation as part of your application.
    • Letters of recommendation should be from professors from your previous degree(s) or supervisors you have worked closely with and can speak to your academic strengths.
    • The university will contact your references. Do not send letters separately. Tell those writing letters of recommendation that they will provide them as a part of the ISU Admissions online application process.
    • Download and complete the Graduate Program Information Sheet (PDF).
      • Identify your areas of interest and the graduate faculty with whom you’d like to work.
    • Unofficial transcripts are also required as part of the application packet.
  • Apply for an assistantship in kinesiology. If you’re interested, fill out the Application for Graduate Assistantship (PDF) and upload it as a supplemental item in the portal.
  • The following documents should be attached as SUPPLEMENTAL ITEMS in the graduate admissions application portal:
    • Graduate program information sheet
    • Expanded personal statement (optional)
    • Your resume
    • Application for Graduate Assistantship

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DeAnn Pitman

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