Frequently Asked Questions

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  • Yes, we require the general exam only. For more information about the GRE:
  • The GRE requirement is waived if:
    • Undergraduate GPA is 3.5 or higher and 3 years of post-bachelor's relevant experience
    • Applicant has five or more years professional experience post-bachelor's degree.
  • Students who score around the 50th percentile or higher are generally considered for admission. However, GRE scores are only one indicator of potential for success in graduate studies.  

*Due to COVID-19, BGSU is temporarily waiving the GRE and GMAT requirements for all applicants to any of the University’s graduate certificate and master’s degree programs through Fall 2022.


  • To send test scores directly to BGSU, please use the code 1069.


  • Each of the three specializations are set up to be completed in two academic years. Most classes are taught once every two years.

  • There are several leadership opportunities at BGSU! Within the School of Human Movement, Sport, & Leisure Studies there are opportunities to serve on the Graduate Student Advisory Board, the Community Outreach Committee or be the Graduate Faculty Student Representative.
  • Other opportunities include the Graduate Student Senate, Graduate Women’s Caucus and We Are One Team, which offers opportunities to become involved in campus-wide initiatives about sport and social justice.


  • Students register through their MyBGSU account. For help with registration, visit their page.


  • Students whose applications are received by the deadlines noted above will typically receive an answer within one month.
  • Responses to late applications may take up to 8 weeks (late applications are considered if spaces within a program are still available)

  • The School of Human Movement, Sport & Leisure Studies has approximately 14-18 assistantships annually.
  • To be considered for a GA position, you need to have at least a 3.0 undergraduate GPA.
  • The School of Human Movement, Sport and Leisure Studies also has on-going relationships with a number of potential assistantship sites, including BGSU Athletics and BGSU Recreation & Wellness. Prospective students should apply directly to these programs to secure a graduate assistantship.
  • We do our best to help each admitted student find an assistantship that provides the best fit. For other assistantship opportunities on campus, visit

  • Students in Kinesiology, Sport Administration, or Leisure and Tourism have three options: write a thesis, complete a major project, or a comprehensive exam
  • A thesis entails completing a research study
  • A project is an applied or practical endeavor related to students’ coursework. Examples include developing a marketing plan, creating a handbook of mental skills for athletes, producing a treatment protocol or emergency plan and developing a conditioning program for a specific team.
  • A comprehensive exam is a written test of the student's knowledge in their academic program  

Updated: 12/08/2021 08:53AM