Health Education Admission

Admission to graduate programs in the Division of Kinesiology, Health and Sport Studies is contingent upon admission to the Graduate School; for requirements, see Admission to the Graduate School. In addition, applicants to any program in the Division must meet the following criteria, as applicable:

Regular Admission

Applicants must have an undergraduate grade point average of 3.0 or above, and an undergraduate degree directly relating to the field of specialization being applied for, or an undergraduate degree accompanied by extensive educational background in a closely-related field.

Regular Admission, Provisional

Applicants whose undergraduate grade point average is between 2.6 and 3.0, and who otherwise meet the criteria for regular admission, will be admitted on this basis but will be required to successfully complete additional course work and/or other requirements as stipulated by the Division Graduate Officer.

Qualified Admission

Applicants whose undergraduate grade point average is between 2.25 and 2.6, and who otherwise meet the criteria for regular admission, will be admitted on this basis but will be required to successfully complete additional course work and/or other requirements as stipulated by the Division Graduate Officer.

Non-Degree Admission (Pre or Post-Master's)

Applicants must have an undergraduate grade point average of 2.25 or above, and an undergraduate degree in any field. Non-degree applicants must include a personal statement with their initial graduate application, specifying their intent to apply to a Kinesiology, Health and Sport Studies degree program prior to the earning of nine credit hours. Only one semester of full-time graduate study, part-time registrations not to exceed nine credits, are normally permitted in this classification. Based on the approval of the College of Education Graduate Officer, no more than nine credits taken in graduate non-degree admission status may later be applied to graduate degree program requirements. (See Admission to the Graduate School.)

Post-Bachelor Admission

Applicants must have an undergraduate grade point average of 2.25 or above, and an undergraduate degree in any field. Post-Bachelor status allows students to elect courses through the 6000 level, for undergraduate credit only. (See Post-Bachelor Undergraduate Admission.)

Special Admission (Non-Degree or Post-Bachelor)

Upon recommendation of an adviser and the Division Graduate Officer, an applicant whose undergraduate grade point average is below 2.25 may be admitted on Non-Degree or Post-Bachelor status (see items 4 and 5, above), if the applicant demonstrates substantial evidence of meritorious academic achievement subsequent to the conferral of his/her undergraduate degree.

Senior Rule Admission

In their last undergraduate semester, Wayne State students with a 3.0 (or above) upper division grade point average have the option of taking a limited number of graduate credits. Graduate credit is awarded only for those courses taken in excess of baccalaureate degree requirements. Undergraduate and graduate courses combined may not exceed sixteen credits for the final semester of baccalaureate degree work. A Senior Rule student must register for at least one credit which is required for the undergraduate degree in order to be eligible for this status. Students who have completed all required registrations for the baccalaureate may not obtain Senior Rule status. Completion of the Application for Graduate Admission form is required, and students are advised to consult their advisers and the Office of University Admissions. Application deadlines for Senior Rule admission are the same as for regular graduate admission. Students who qualify and are recommended by the department or college will be admitted for one semester. Graduate admission will be regularized upon evidence that the student has completed all requirements for the bachelor's degree; it is the student's responsibility to provide this transcript.

As a courtesy, the University permits a student to pay undergraduate fees for the graduate courses elected in a Senior Rule status. It is recommended that students elect only courses numbered 5000-6999 in their Senior Rule semester.