Admission Requirements & Deadlines

This program has rolling admissions - in order to ensure timely processing, we recommend submitting your application by August 1 for fall admission, December 1 for spring admission, and May 1 for summer admission. While we will continue to accept applications and materials after these dates, we cannot guarantee that your application will be reviewed in time for the start of classes.

For admission to the program, the applicant must:

  1. Submit evidence of possession of an undergraduate degree in physical education from a regionally accredited college or university* or a post-baccalaureate teacher certification in physical education.
  2. Submit evidence of:
    a. certification/licensure by the Maryland State Department of Education (or another state) to teach physical education and a minimum of one year of full-time physical education teaching experience**
    OR
    b. a minimum of 3 years of full-time physical education teaching experience* in an accredited elementary or secondary school.
  3. Have achieved a minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.0 based upon the last 60 credits of undergraduate or post-baccalaureate study. Conditional admission may be granted to students whose GPA is at least 2.75.
  4. Submit an admissions essay.
  5. Submit a current resume.
  6. Submit two letters of recommendation (Email addresses of recommenders must be entered on application).

Non-immigrant international students: See additional admission information from International Graduate Admissions.

*See Exceptions to Policy in Graduate Admissions
**Experience requirement in compliance with 2008 NASPE Advanced Standards recommending advanced candidates entering a master's degree program possess requisite pedagogical practice. Note that applicants can acquire up to 12 credits as a non-degree student prior to formal admission.

Admissions Essay

Please respond to the following questions. Your essay will be evaluated on content as well as organization, flow, grammar, and spelling.

  1. Why would you like to pursue the M.S. in Kinesiology at Towson University?
  2. What experiences with PK-12 students have motivated you to further your education?
  3. What are your career goals and how have those goals been shaped by experience?
  4. How will the M.S. in Kinesiology program assist you in meeting your career goals?