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How to Apply

Prospective students must apply through Cal State Apply. A few days after you complete the Cal State Apply application, you will receive an email directing you to complete the supplemental application for admission to the Kinesiology Graduate Program.  See below for more information about the supplemental application.

Our program will be characterized by close interaction with our faculty through both coursework and research projects. Therefore, we encourage direct communication with potential faculty mentors to determine common interests and objectives. Contact information for Department faculty.


Step 1: Apply to the University through Cal State Apply:

  1. Click the red button Apply for Fall 2018
  2. Sign in by either creating an account or entering your username and password
  3. Update the Complete Your Profile webpage with your information
  4. Click the Start Your Application button
    • Select Cal State San Marcos
    • Under the San Marcos Graduate section, click the + icon next to Kinesiology
    • Scroll to the top of the webpage and click the I am Done, Review My Selections button
  5. Click the Continue To My Application button
  6. Complete each section of the application as detailed below:
    • Personal Information - Complete all sections as requested
    • Academic History - Colleges Attended - Include All postsecondary institutions you have attended
      • Transcript Entry – No Transcripts need to be added
      • GPA Entries – You do not need to add any GPA
      • Standardized Tests – You do not need to add any Standardized Tests
    • Supporting Information – You do not need to enter any information under Experiences, Achievements, and Documents
      • Statement of Purpose – Write N/A in the box
  7. After you have completed all of the sections, submit your Application

A few days after you complete the Cal State Apply application, you will receive an email directing you to complete the supplemental application for admission to the Kinesiology Graduate Program.


Step 2: Complete the Supplemental Application:

  1. Sign in by either creating an account or entering your username and password
  2. Applicant Information Tab – All of your information should be auto populated in the fields
  3. Education History Tab – Please complete all of the information for both Undergraduate and Graduate Education History
  4. Transcripts Tab
    1. Unofficial Transcripts – Submit your Unofficial Transcripts in the Required Documents Tab.
    2. Official Transcripts – Please order Official Transcripts from all institutions you have attended and submit them to us directly at:
Admissions & Recruitment
California State University San Marcos
333 South Twin Oaks Valley Road
San Marcos, CA 92096-0001
 
  1. Letters of Recommendation Tab – Enter the information of the two people you are requesting to write your Letter of Recommendation
  2. Letter of Intent Tab – Submit your Letter of Intent in the Required Documents Tab
  3. Thesis Advisor Tab – Indicate your first and second choice for your Faculty Thesis Advisor
  4. Acknowledgement tab - Once you have completed all of the information and submitted the required documents, review the Application Attest and check the box in the tab
  5. Once you have reviewed your application and everything is complete, click Submit at the top or bottom of the page

 

Click here for a more extensive Step-by-Step Guide to applying for the MS in Kinesiology Program.

**If you have any questions or run into any issues when completing any part of the Application, please contact Danielle Powell, dpowell@csusm.edu or (760) 750-8515**

 

We will begin reviewing applications on Feb 1, 2018. All application materials will be due by March 1, 2018, when we will finish reviewing applications. Notification of acceptance will be made on or before April 15, 2018.