McMaster University – School of Graduate Studies

School of Graduate Studies
Gilmour Hall 212
Hamilton, ON
Canada L8S 4L8

Program Information
Faculty: Faculty of Science, Department of Kinesiology
Degree: Master
Field of Study: Kinesiology and Exercise Science
Description MSc Studies in Kinesiology consists of both course work and a research thesis and takes a full time student about 2 years to complete . Candidates for the MSc degree are required to complete their courses with an overall average of no less than B plus. Requirements are successful completion of : a) KIN 701 Statistical Methods in Kinesiology, b) three other single-term elective courses, two of which must be KIN courses, c) any other courses your supervisory and advising committee believes you need to succeed in the program (this may include an undergrad course to fill a knowledge void). Please note that Kin 723 Directed Readings course requires that a detailed outline containing the reading lists and method of evaluation be filed with the Graduate Administrator. In addition, participation with no less than 75% attendance for Departmental Graduate Seminar series, is expected for both full and part time students
Website: Kinesiology at McMaster University – School of Graduate Studies
Length: 2 Year(s)
Cost per year:

Provincial: $7,008.00
National: $7,008.00

Cost per year is based on the 2017-2018 academic year, and represents tuition cost for three semesters. Mandatory supplementary fees are not included. Please see website for complete cost breakdown.

Test Scores:

  • Test of English as a Foreign Language (Paper Based) [min. 580] or Test of English as a Foreign Language (Computer Based) [min. 237] or Test of English as a Foreign Language (Internet Based) [min. 92] or International English Language Testing System (academic or immigration) [min. 6.5] or Michigan English Language Assessment Battery [min. 85]

Applicants are required to submit evidence of their proficiency in the English language as part of their application. The most common evidence is a score on one of the following exams: TOEFL: minimum score of 92 (internet based), 237 (computer based) or 580 (paper based); IELTS (Academic): minimum overall score of 6.5, with at least 5.5 in each section; or MELAB: minimum score of 85. Applicants who have completed an academic ESL program through Canadian academic institutions may petition to have this considered in lieu of TOEFL.

Additional Admission Requirements:

  • Letter(s) of Reference
  • Statement of Research Interests

Applicants are required to have an Honours Bachelor’s degree (or equivalent) in Kinesiology, Physical Education or some related field of study.