Graduate Admissions

Master's Admissions

Admissions into an HLKN Master's program is based on:

  • The applicant's academic record - including an undergraduate grade point ratio (GPR) in the last 60 semester hours
  • Graduate Record Examination (GRE) scores* (not required for M.S. in sport management or health education programs at this time)
  • Relevant experience as shown on resume or CV
  • Foreign students whose native language is not English must have a score of at least 550 paper-based or 213 computer-based on the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) examination
  • Students desiring to complete a thesis must submit written request to do so in the essay
  • Personal statement of purpose essay
  • Three letters of reference 


  • Spring Semester: October 1
  • Summer/Fall Semester: January 15

The following programs have additional admission requirements:


Doctoral Admissions

Admission to a Doctoral degree program is based on:

  • Accepted by a member of the graduate faculty (must contact graduate faculty directly before submitting application)
  • Academic record, including GPR
  • GRE scores
  • Relevant experience on resume’ or CV
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • TOEFL scores of at least 550 paper-based or 213 computer-based (International applicants)


  • Spring Semester: August 1
  • Summer/Fall semester: January 15