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How to Apply

Prospective students must apply through CSU Mentor. A few days after you complete the CSU Mentor 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 can be found at the website:

At this time, Kinesiology is not accepting international applicants for the graduate program.  

The supplemental application will require:

  • Official transcripts sent to: Graduate Admissions, CSU San Marcos, 92096.  If your undergraduate degree is from CSU San Marcos, you do not need to submit your official transcripts.
  • Two letters of recommendation - in Radius, you will input the contact information for your recommenders and an email will be sent to them.  Your recommenders will respond directly to that email with their letters.
  • Letter of intent describing a) your career goals and rationale for applying to the graduate program, b) your preparation and background, and c) your research interests, including at least two suggested faculty members that align with your interests.

We will begin reviewing applications on Feb 1, 2017. All application materials will be due by March 1, 2017, when we will finish reviewing applications. Notification of acceptance will be made on or before April 15, 2017.