Information for Prospective Students
Dear Prospective Student,
We welcome your interest in graduate study in the Department of Kinesiology at UW-Madison. This is an exciting time to consider the field of Kinesiology. There is growing recognition of the value of an integrative approach in addressing important health and wellness questions. In the Kinesiology Department at UW-Madison, we study movement and activity at a variety of levels - from "molecules and muscles" to "activity and occupation." We offer both the MS and PhD degrees in several specializations that reflect the breadth of the field of Kinesiology. Graduate study in Kinesiology at UW-Madison may combine advanced coursework with an intensive research experience. A thesis or dissertation is required in each research specialty area. We also offer a Non-thesis option with our MS in Kinesiology degree for students interested in advanced coursework in the field but with interests other than research.
A word about the application process: To assure strong mentoring from the outset of studies, any Kinesiology graduate student that we admit to a research track must have an individual faculty member who agrees, during the application review, to serve as the student's advisor. This means that a crucial part of your preparation for a research application is to identify the specialization in which, and potentially the faculty with whom, you have compatible research interests. We invite you to investigate our graduate faculty and their research interests. If you have questions or would like further information about faculty research direction and interests, feel free to contact those faculty members directly.
For more information about the application process, prerequisites and program requirements, testing, timing, etc., consider exploring the links below. If you have additional questions, we encourage your contact with the Kinesiology Graduate Program office at firstname.lastname@example.org, or contact me. I wish you the best of luck as you investigate the possibilities for graduate study in Kinesiology at UW-Madison.
Gary Diffee, PhD
Graduate Program Coordinator
Graduate Program Areas and Requirements
Applying for Graduate Study in Kinesiology
Financial Support and Costs of Study (including tuition)