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Returning Applicants

Completed application due:
January 10

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Part 1: Apply to Graduate School

The Graduate School handles admission for all graduate programs at the University of Georgia, including those in the College of Education. The Graduate School website contains important details about the application process, orientation, and many other useful links to guide you through the process of attending UGA at the graduate level.

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Most programs have additional requirements* beyond the Grad School application. Review Part 2: Apply to Program for admissions information specific to the PhD in Kinesiology (Biomechanics).

*For example, you may need to schedule an interview and/or submit additional documents such as writing samples, a CV or resume, or a statement of purpose. Some programs require an official transcript, not just the unofficial transcript as required by the University.

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Part 2: Apply to Program

For the PhD in Kinesiology (Biomechanics)

Admission to the program is competitive and considers a number of factors. In most cases, you should already have completed a master's degree and thesis. In some cases, candidates with only a bachelor's degree will be admitted if they meet the following formula: undergraduate GPA x 1000 x GRE verbal + GRE quantitative = 4300.

Applicants also must have a minimum of:

  • GRE scores in the 50th percentile
  • Undergraduate GPA of 3.0
  • A background in physical and biological science is recommended. Example courses include:
    • College physics
    • Introductory college chemistry
    • Biology
    • Physiology
    • Introductory college biomechanics

International students must score at least 213 on the Internet Based Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) exam.

We also expect you to have a background in physical and biological science, including: - College physics - Introductory college chemistry - Biology - Physiology - Exercise science - Math through integral calculus, engineering mechanics, and computer science knowledge are also desirable

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