Admissions

Apply Online

Apply online to the MS program. The online application is fast, easy and secure. A $50 non-refundable fee is required.

Deadline

We accept applications year-round on a rolling basis. If you’d like to be considered for an assistantship, apply by March 15.

Requirements

  • A bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with a minimum GPA of 3.0 in the last 60 hours of undergraduate work.
  • GRE scores; however, there is no minimum score. The results are used to evaluate your potential. Note: The MCAT or any other standardized test may not be used as a substitute for the GRE. 
  • Competitive applicants will have successfully completed a college or university undergraduate degree in exercise science, kinesiology or a related field with a human physiology and movement based curriculum.  Minor deficiencies in prerequisite preparation can be addressed after admission to the program in well-qualified applicants.

Supplemental Materials

Before you submit your application, ensure that you have all of the proper supplemental materials ready.

  • Applicants to the MS thesis option must interview with an ENS faculty member before their application is accepted. The interview may be conducted by telephone, online or in person. It is intended to determine if the faculty member can provide the mentorship and facilities required for successful completion of research on a thesis topic desired by the applicant. Applicants to the MS thesis option may be accepted to the Comprehensive Exam option if the interview does not occur.
  • Secure two recommendation forms from individuals who have worked closely with you and have considerable knowledge of your academic performance.
  • Request that your official transcripts from each college or university you have attended are sent to the department.
  • Request that your GRE scores are sent to the department.
    When requesting your GRE scores, use these reporting codes: Institution 2925; Department 0214
  • Include a resume.
  • Include a statement of career objectives and plans listing your area of concentration and research interests. This section is very important in the application process; complete with as much detail as possible.
  • Include an assistantship qualification statement, if applicable. This should include any special skills, previous teaching/laboratory experience, research experience, etc.

Questions about the application process?

Contact Courtney Frisch, staff assistant, graduate program, at cjfrisch@buffalo.edu.

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