Each candidate must successfully complete a comprehensive examination before the MS Degree in Kinesiology is granted. The examination can take one of two forms: (1) those students following the thesis/project option must successfully defend the thesis or project in an oral examination, or (2) those students following the non-thesis option must pass a comprehensive examination dealing with current general knowledge in the discipline of kinesiology and the application of coursework taken on the formal study plan.
Note: If the degree requirements on the Formal Study plan, including Thesis or Comprehensive Exam are not completed within 7 years, the student will need to complete additional requirements as determined by the graduate committee. See the catalog for requirements to “Petition for Special Consideration” to extend the time limit.
Thesis Submission Requirements
KINE 599 – Thesis/Project
In 2007 the Kinesiology Graduate Faculty approved a policy stating that graduate students enrolled in KINE 599 – Graduate Thesis/Project must:
- Successfully complete the first quarter of KINE 599 (3 units), meaning (s)he must successfully propose his/her Thesis/Project(CH. 1, 2, & 3) to the Thesis/Project Committee
- Receive a passing letter grade (A,B, or C) BEFORE enrolling in the second quarter of KINE 599 (3).
- To receive a passing grade (A,B, or C) for the second quarter of KINE 599 (3 units), the candidate must successfully defend his/her Thesis/Project, complete the required revisions, obtain all required signatures from the committee, and successfully submit the written document to the Office of Research and Graduate Studies.