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Health and Kinesiology

We are pleased with your interest in our graduate program. Before you continue with the electronic application for admission, we wish to ensure that you are familiar with the minimum requirements for admission to graduate degree study in Health and Kinesiology.  It is important to recognize that although satisfaction of these basic requirements does not guarantee graduate admission, failure to satisfy these requirements may lead to automatic denial of admission.

Supporting Documents: Additional documents are required to support the application. Supporting documents should be uploaded to the online application or mailed directly to the graduate program to which you are applying, as directed below. Click the links below for details. Supporting documents include the following, unless specific instructions are noted in the requirements sections of this page:

Application Deadlines:  The HK graduate faculty meet in late January to review all complete applications for the next fall semester. This is when the bulk of graduate admissions (and funding decisions) are made. Therefore, students applying for full-time study are strongly encouraged to have their application complete no later than January 15. With rare exception, applications for full-time graduate study are not considered after April 30.

 

Fall Spring Summer
U.S. Citizen April 30 October 15 No Entry
International April 30 October 15 No Entry

 

Contact Information Mailing Address
Web Sites of Interest

Name: Christy Daugherty 
Phone: (765) 494-3162 
E-mail: hkgrad@purdue.edu

Health and Kinesiology
Purdue University
800 West Stadium Avenue
West Lafayette, IN 47907-2046
USA

 

Current masters students wishing to move to a doctoral degree program in this same graduate program will be required to submit a new application.

Master's Degree Program Basic Requirements

  • Undergraduate Cumulative Grade Point Average:
       3.0 or equivalent required
  • Graduate Record Examination (GRE):
       Required -- no minimum score set?

International Applicant Requirements: 

  • Undergraduate Cumulative Grade Point Average:
      
    3.0 or equivalent required
  • Graduate Record Examination (GRE):
      
    Required -- no minimum score set
  • TOEFL for Non-Native English Speakers: 
      
    Minimum Paper-Based Test (PBT) Score Required: 550
       Minimum Internet-Based Test (IBT) Overall Score Required: 77
       With the following minimum section requirements:
        Reading: 19
        Listening: 14
        Speaking: 18
        Writing: 18 
  • IELTS (Academic Module):
       An alternative to the TOEFL, scores of 6.5 or higher will be accepted
  • Pearson Test of English (PTE) (Academic Module):
       An alternative to the TOEFL, scores of 58 or higher will be accepted
  • TWE for Non-Native English Speakers: 
      
    Not required, but recommended 

Master of Public Health Degree Program Basic Requirements

  • Undergraduate Cumulative Grade Point Average: 
      3.0 or equivalent required
  • Graduate Record Examination (GRE): 
      Required -- no minimum score set

International Applicant Requirements: 

  • Undergraduate Cumulative Grade Point Average:
      
    3.0 or equivalent required
  • Graduate Record Examination (GRE):
      
    Required -- no minimum score set
  • TOEFL for Non-Native English Speakers: 
      
    Minimum Paper-Based Test (PBT) Score Required: 550
       Minimum Internet-Based Test (IBT) Overall Score Required: 77
       With the following minimum section requirements:
        Reading: 19
        Listening: 14
        Speaking: 18
        Writing: 18
  • IELTS (Academic Module):
       An alternative to the TOEFL, scores of 6.5 or higher will be accepted
  • Pearson Test of English (PTE) (Academic Module):
       An alternative to the TOEFL, scores of 58 or higher will be accepted
  • TWE for Non-Native English Speakers: 
      
    Not required, but recommended 

Doctoral Degree Program Basic Requirements

  • Undergraduate Cumulative Grade Point Average: 
      
    3.0 or equivalent required
  • Master's Degree Completion: 
      
    Recommended with a grade point average of 3.25 
  • Graduate Record Examination (GRE): 
      
    Required -- no minimum score set

International Applicant Requirements: 

  • Undergraduate Cumulative Grade Point Average: 
      
    3.0 or equivalent required
  • Master's Degree Completion: 
      
    Recommended with a grade point average of 3.25 
  • Graduate Record Examination (GRE): 
      
    Required -- no minimum score set
  • TOEFL for Non-Native English Speakers: 
       Minimum Paper-Based Test (PBT) Score Required: 550
       Minimum Internet-Based Test (IBT) Overall Score Required: 77
       With the following minimum section requirements:
        Reading: 19
        Listening: 14
        Speaking: 18
        Writing: 18
  • IELTS (Academic Module):
       An alternative to the TOEFL, scores of 6.5 or higher will be accepted
  • Pearson Test of English (PTE) (Academic Module):
       An alternative to the TOEFL, scores of 58 or higher will be accepted
  • TWE for Non-Native English Speakers: 
      
    Not required, but recommended 

If you do not meet the basic requirements described above, please do not submit an electronic application until you have contacted our graduate program staff.

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