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. in Kinesiology|
|University of North Texas||Denton, TX||$5,450||M.S. in Kinesiology|
|University of Texas at Austin||Austin, TX||$11,300||M.S. in Exercise Science|
|Texas A&M University - College Station||College Station, TX||$5,784||M.S. in Kinesiology|
Sources: *National Center for Education Statistics, **School Websites
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 concentrations 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 they may complete a comprehensive exam or research project in place of a thesis). The university also offers students access to two research laboratories and a research center.
University of Texas at Austin
The University of Texas at Austin offers a Master of Science in Exercise Science with a thesis option, which requires at least 30 credit hours, and a research report option, which 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 demonstrate competency in human anatomy, motor control or learning, biomechanics and exercise physiology. The school offers multiple state-of-the-art laboratories, including ones that specialize in core-molecular biology and physical activity.
Texas A&M University - College Station
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 thesis and non-thesis options 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.