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California State University, Long Beach
Department of Kinesiology

Graduate Degree Programs

Master of Arts Programs (36 Units)

Master of Science Programs (36 Units)

Two degree programs are available to the student: Master of Arts degree in Kinesiology with Five Options and Master of Science degree in Kinesiology with four Options. Students may select the thesis/project track or the comprehensive examination track. Students who choose the thesis/project track are required to complete a thesis or a project. The minimum unit requirement for both the MA and MS degree programs is 36 units.

  • For a complete description of application procedures, admission criteria, specific option information, and all details regarding the program, refer to the KIN Graduate Handbook.

Greetings From the Director of Graduate Programs

CSULB Kinesiology Graduate Student Handbook

Application Checklist (Steps to Follow)

We are now only accepting applications for Fall admission. The fall application deadline is March 15 for the following option areas: Exercise Science, Exercise Nutrition and Physiology, Coaching and Athlete Development, Sport and Exercise Psychology, Sport Medicine and Injury Studies.  The fall application deadline is June 1 for the following option areas: Adapted Physical Education and Individualized Studies.  Students interested in the sport management option are encouraged to visit their website for deadlines." Click here to apply on-line.

On-line Graduate Assistantship Application Click link to apply on-line

Information regarding Out-of-State Graduate Student Tuition Reduction Program

Information regarding Graduate Student Tuition Scholarship Program

Graduate Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of the MA/MS Degree, students are expected to attain the following learning outcomes:

1. Students will apply their Kinesiology-related knowledge and skills to think critically and ethically in examining issues and solving problems associated with their chosen subdiscipline.

2. Students will communicate effectively and persuasively, both verbally and in writing, in academic and professional settings.

3. Students will interpret, evaluate, and apply the professional literature of their chosen Kinesiology subdiscipline.

Contact Information

For answers to questions regarding the graduate program in Kinesiology, contact Dr. Tiffanye Vargas at