Graduate Programs


Master of Science—Physical Education

Application for Admission

For application requirements and procedures, contact the recorder of the School of Physical Education and Tourism Management, 901 W. New York Street, Indianapolis, IN 46202 or call (317) 274-4329.

Admission Requirements

Students entering the graduate program must have a bachelor’s degree in physical education, exercise science, sport management, or a related area; have completed undergraduate work with a minimum grade point average (GPA) of 2.8 on a 4.0 scale; and have appropriate scores on the Graduate Record Examination (GRE). Students who have a bachelor’s degree in an unrelated area or discipline may be granted admission upon the completion of a series of undergraduate courses to be determined by the admission committee. Minimum requirements include the completion of HPER P215 Principles and Practice of Exercise Science (3 cr.); BIOL N217 Human Physiology (5 cr.) or BIOL N212-N213-N214-N215 Human Biology I and II (8 cr.); BIOL N261 Human Anatomy (5 cr.) or HPER P205 Structural Kinesiology (3 cr.); HPER P391 Biomechanics (3 cr.); and HPER P409 Basic Physiology of Exercise (3 cr.).

Admission Process

The applicant must submit the following materials to be considered for admission to the Master of Science program:

  1. The Master of Science in Physical Education application form.
  2. A Graduate and Professional Application Data sheet from the IUPUI Graduate School.
  3. A 200- to 300-word candidate statement indicating areas of interest and professional goals.
  4. Three reference letters from individuals who have sufficient knowledge to evaluate the applicant’s ability to be successful in graduate work.
  5. One official transcript for all previous college and university work, including degrees awarded. If the applicant has completed course work from any campus of Indiana University, transcripts from that work are not required.
  6. Scores from the Graduate Record Examination (GRE).
  7. A nonrefundable application fee.
  8. For international students, proof of proficiency in English, as defined by a score of 550 or above on the paper-based Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) and a minimum of 213 on the computer-based TOEFL.
  9. Send all materials to Recorder, School of Physical Education and Tourism Management, 901 W. New York Street, Indianapolis, IN 46202. All materials submitted for the application process become the property of the university and will not be returned. Applications will not be considered until all materials have been submitted.
Admission Status

An applicant for admission into the graduate program in the School of Physical Education and Tourism Management will be classified in one of the following admission categories:

  1. Unconditional Applicants in this category have met all of the requirements for admission into the program and may begin course work immediately.
  2. Conditional  The applicant is admitted provisionally, pending the completion of certain course prerequisites.
  3. Denied  The applicant is denied regular admission into the program and may not pursue the degree at this time. Reconsideration of the application can be requested if new evidence is presented to the admission committee. If that new evidence includes graduate course work taken at Indiana University or another accredited institution, that course work will not usually be accepted toward the degree if the student is subsequently accepted.
  4. Nondegree  Students who hold a bachelor’s degree who wish to pursue advanced study may do so as an adult nondegree student in the School of Physical Education and Tourism Management. These students will need to complete an abbreviated application for admission. Nondegree students must obtain permission each semester to enroll in classes. If a nondegree student later applies for unconditional admission in order to complete a degree, no more than 9 credit hours taken before formal admission may be applied toward the degree.