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The College of Health & Human Performance
Department of Kinesiology


Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) in Physical Education Admission Criteria

To be considered for admission into the Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) in Physical Education applicants must present the following:

  • Applicants must have hold a baccalaureate degree in a related are (e.g., exercise and sport science physical education, recreation) and must complete an interview successfully with the MAT coordinator, program area faculty, and teachers.

  • A grade point average of 2.5 or greater on a 4.0 scale on all undergraduate work or a grade point average of 3.0 or better on a 4.0 scale in either the undergraduate major work or work taken during the senior year.

  • Satisfactory scores on either the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) or Miller Analogy Test (MAT).  A written statement of purpose.

  • Passing score on the ASIP 2000 (Basic Computer Competency Course) or complete a required computer competency course.

  • Three letters of recommendation from persons who can attest to the applicant’s academic competence to do graduate work.

  • Students whose first language is not English, must receive an acceptable score (computer-based=213; internet total = 80 with each category no lower than 20, written=550) on the Test of English As A Foreign Language (TOEFL).

Students whose undergraduate preparation lacks essential prerequisite coursework or whose baccalaureate degree is in a non-related field may have additional requirements.

Acceptance is subject to availability of slots in the program and is determined by the faculty in accordance with Graduate School Administrative Board guidelines.