Mar 27, 2023  
2019-2020 Graduate Catalog 
2019-2020 Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Concurrent B.S./M.S. in Kinesiology

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The combined B.S./M.S. program will provide exceptional undergraduates with the opportunity to obtain both a Bachelor of Science
and a Master of Science in Kinesiology  in 5 years, a shorter time than typically required to earn a B.S. plus M.S. if both degrees are pursued
separately. This program has thesis and coursework formats.

The application process is the same as for the traditional M.S. degree except that completion if the B.S. degree is not
required. The following requirements must be met before an individual can be admitted into this program:

  • The student must be seeking a B.S. degree from the Department of Kinesiology.
  • The student must have completed 45-90 credit hours toward the B.S. degree.
  • The student must have completed the Kinesiology undergraduate core (KIN 220, 310, 335, 336, 345, and 346.)
  • The student’s cumulative undergraduate GPA must be at least 3.0.

Since there is some overlap between undergraduate and graduate study, some graduate courses will satisfy the
degree requirements of the undergraduate degree. A maximum of 9 graduate credit hours from the M.S. KIN degree can be counted toward the
B.S. KIN degree. Some additional conditions are:

  • The student must complete 30 (thesis) or 36 (coursework) graduate credit hours with a graduate GPA of at least 3.0.
  • The student must complete all B.S. KIN undergraduate requirements with the exception that up to 9 credit hours taken for graduate credit can also count toward his/her undergraduate degree requirements.
  • At least 18 of the graduate credit hours on the Graduate Program of Study must be in classes at the 700 level or above.
  • A student pursuing a thesis format must complete at least 6 credit hours of Masters Thesis (KIN 899).

Once an individual is admitted to the concurrent B.S. /M.S. KIN degree program, the student should consult the graduate handbook for policies
and procedures for graduate degrees, which include: supervisory committee, final examination, thesis defense, etc. The student’s
supervisory committee must approve the program of study, which is a statement of the student’s graduation requirements.
The B.S. degree may be awarded at any time following the completion of the undergraduate degree requirements. Alternatively, the B.S. and M.S.
degrees may be awarded concurrently.

Degree requirements for the M.S. are as described in the Kinesiology (M.S.)  section.

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