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Admissions Requirments

Admissions Requirements

Admission Process

The Exercise and Sport Science Graduate Admission Committee embraces a holistic approach in evaluating applicant’s materials. Members of the Admissions Committee carefully review all of the required documents (i.e., GPA, GRE score, letters of reference, resume, and professional goals narrative). Applicants must electronically submit their application to the Graduate College at  Additional supporting documents must be submitted through Graduate Admission Documents

After thoroughly reviewing the applicant’s materials the committee forwards one of the following recommendations to the Graduate Coordinator; 1) Admit, 2) Conditional Admission, 3) Deny Admission. The Graduate Coordinator forwards the Committee’s recommendations to the Graduate School and the Graduate School informs the applicant of their admission status.


Once the Graduate College receives all of the applicant’s materials the Graduate Coordinator is notified. The Graduate Coordinator then distributes the applicant’s materials to the Graduate Admission Committee. The entire review process is completed within four-six weeks from the time the Graduate Coordinator receives the applicant’s completed materials.

Application and Application Fee

Please apply online through the Graduate Admission Documents. Allow 2 working days for the application to be received by Texas State.

The required non-refundable $40.00 application fee can be submitted with credit/debit card information during the application process. If preferred, applicants may submit a non-refundable $40.00 application fee (check or money order in U.S. currency) made payable to Texas State. The mailing address is listed below:

Texas State University-
The Graduate College
601 University Dr.
San Marcos, TX 78666-4684

Please Note: Students who change their admission status must pay the fee associated with the new application. Degree-seeking students changing majors and/or seeking multiple degrees are required to complete a new application and pay the $40 fee.

An additional international evaluation fee of $50.00 (U.S. currency) is required if the application is considered for admission based on foreign credentials.

Transcript and Grade Point Average (GPA) Requirement

Applicants who are a Texas State University degree recipient or are currently enrolled at Texas State need to request transcripts for any coursework NOT listed on the Texas State transcript. The Graduate College will provide the Texas State transcripts.

Applicants who are not Texas State University degree recipients or are not currently enrolled at Texas State must submit one official transcript from each four-year college or university attended. These transcripts must be mailed directly from the university or college attended or submitted in a sealed university envelope with the university registrar's signature on the back of the envelope.

The Graduate College at Texas State University requires minimum 2.75 GPA (last 60 hours) for consideration for admittance to graduate degree programs

Graduate Record Exam (GRE) Requirement

Applicants with a 3.0 or higher GPA for the last 60 hours of their undergraduate coursework are not required to submit official GRE scores. Individuals applying for the M.S. or M.Ed. programs that do not have a 3.0 or higher GPA for the last 60 hours of their undergraduate coursework must submit official GRE scores. GRE scores must be sent directly from the Educational Testing Service in Princeton, New Jersey, to our Graduate College. The college code for Texas State is 006667. The Educational Testing Service can be contacted at Texas State students are only required to take the General Test.

Additional Application Requirements

  • Three (3) letters of recommendation (including at least two academic references) regarding professional competence and character.  The names and contact information for references should be uploaded into the GADU tool.
  • Resume
  • A typed, double-spaced, 500-word statement of aspiration that addresses the following:
  1. Professional goals
  2. Reasons for pursuing graduate education and training in Exercise Science and/or Physical Education
  3. Summary of major strengths and weaknesses with respect to being admitted into the program this statement will be evaluated for content, style and quality.

Applicants must electronically submit the documents listed above to the Graduate College at Graduate Admission Documents. Individuals submitting recommendation letters for applicants may send them via e-mail at References using this site will need the applicant name and date of birth, and preferably an ID number.

Application Deadlines

Individuals applying for either the M.Ed. in Physical Education or the M.S. in Exercise Science please note the following deadlines.


U.S. Citizen Applicant

International Applicant

Fall Semester

May 15

May 15

Spring Semester

November 1

October 1


January 15

January 15