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The University of Kansas

Department of Health, Sport, and Exercise Sciences

Lawrence, KS

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Overview

The University of Kansas / Department of Health, Sport, and Exercise Sciences is located in Lawrence, KS, in a suburban setting.

Degrees & Awards

Degrees Offered

Degree Concentration Sub-concentration
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Health, sport, and exercise sciences
Master of Science in Education (MS Ed) Exercise science
Master of Science in Education (MS Ed) Sport management

Degrees Awarded

Degree Number Awarded
Master's Degrees 19
Doctoral Degrees 6

Earning Your Degree

Part-time study available? Yes
Evening/weekend programs available? Yes
Distance learning programs available? No
Terminal master's degree available? No

Admissions

Acceptance Rate

70
Applied
44
Accepted
23
Enrolled
63%

Applying

65
Application Fee - Domestic
85
Application Fee - International
Yes
Electronic
applications accepted?

Application Deadlines

Type Domestic International Priority date
Fall deadline March 15th March 15th No
Spring deadline October 1st October 1st No

Entrance Requirements

Exam Details
Master's Degree Exam GRE General Test (minimum score 1000, 450 verbal, 450 quantitative, 4.0 analytical)
Master's Degree Requirements Minimum GPA of 3.0, three letters of recommendation, personal statement, resume, writing sample
Doctoral Degree Exam GRE General Test (minimum score 1100, verbal 500, quantitative 500, analytical 4.5)
Doctoral Degree Requirements Minimum graduate GPA of 3.5, undergraduate 3.0; three letters of recommendation; personal statement; resume; writing sample; interview with an advisor

Tuition & Fees

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Financial Support

Application deadlines for financial awards February 21
Types of financial support available Scholarship and/or loans
Graduate Assistantships

Student Body

67
Total Graduate Students
16%
International Breakout (representing other countries)
83%
Out-of-state students

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 2.99%
Black or African American 2.99%
White or Caucasian 79%
American Indian or Alaska Native 1.49%
Asian Not Reported
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander Not Reported
Two or more races 4.48%
Unknown 2.99%

Gender

Male (58%)
Female (41%)

Research

Focus of faculty research: Exercise and sport psychology, obesity prevention, sexuality health, sport ethics, skeletal muscle cell signaling and performance
Externally sponsored research expenditures last year: 0

Location & Contact

Address 161 Robinson Center
1301 Sunnyside Avenue
Lawrence, KS  66045
United States
Contact Dr. Joseph Weir
Chair
Email: joseph.weir@ku.edu
Phone: 785-864-0784