For those wishing to earn a master's degree in kinesiology, Texas has many different schools from which to choose. Each school provides students with a unique master's degree program in the field and varies with degree and admission requirements. Below is a table of a few of the Texas institutions that offer a master's degree in kinesiology.
Schools in Texas with Master's Degree in Kinesiology Programs
|School||Location||In-State, Graduate Tuition (2016-2017)*||Degree Available**|
|Texas A&M University San Antonio||San Antonio, TX||$3,475||M.S. Kinesiology|
|University of North Texas||Denton, TX||$5,450||M.S. Kinesiology|
|University of Texas at Austin||Austin, TX||$11,300||M.S. Exercise Science|
|Texas A&M University College Station||College Station, TX||$5,784||M.S. Kinesiology|
Sources: *National Center for Education Statistics, **School Websites
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Master's in Kinesiology Degree Programs in Texas
Texas A&M University San Antonio
Texas A&M University San Antonio offers graduate students a Master of Science in Kinesiology program that has a thesis and non-thesis option. Students who choose to pursue a thesis are required to complete 30 credit hours, while the non-thesis option requires 36 credit hours and a research project. The program is unique in its different curriculum plans that allow students to choose coursework in a particular research area, resource area or supporting field. Some elective course topics include administration of athletics, aging and physical activity, psychological aspects of kinesiology, motor development and performance in environmental extremes.
University of North Texas
The University of North Texas has a Master of Science in Kinesiology program that offers a concentration in sport and exercise psychology; exercise physiology; and sport pedagogy. Applicants of the program must have at least a 3.0 GPA, qualifying GRE scores and a statement of interest. Once accepted, students in the program must complete 15 credit hours of core kinesiology courses, 15 to 21 credits of electives and 6 hours of a thesis course, or complete a comprehensive exam or research project in place of a thesis. The university also offers students in the program access to two research laboratories in the field, as well as a research center.
University of Texas at Austin
The University of Texas at Austin offers students a Master of Science in Exercise Science with a thesis option that requires at least 30 credit hours, or with a research report option that requires at least 33 credit hours. Either option is suggested for students wishing to pursue a doctorate in the field. Prospective students need to have a bachelor's degree and show competency in human anatomy, biomechanics, exercise physiology and motor control or learning. The school offers multiple state-of-the-art laboratories, including core-molecular biology and physical activity.
Texas A&M University
The College Station campus of Texas A&M University has several master's degree programs related to kinesiology, as well as a Master of Science in Kinesiology program that has an emphasis in clinical exercise physiology. This program is offered on-campus and requires a minimum of 38 credit hours. Students in the program can choose from a thesis or non-thesis option and receive extensive hands-on training through practicums. Applicants need to submit undergraduate transcripts, three letters of recommendation, a statement of purpose and a current resume.
The state of Texas provides graduate students with a variety of school options that offer a Master of Science in Kinesiology or a closely related field. Most of these programs offer a thesis option but vary in elective course topics and admission requirements.