Ph.D. (Kinesiology) Application Process

Graduate Admission Counseling: Prospective graduate students are strongly encouraged to contact the graduate admissions counselor for more information regarding application to our graduate programs. The graduate counselor is usually available for online chat during regular business hours.

Admission to the Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) degree program in the Department of Health and Human Performance requires the completion of the following administrative steps prior to be being considered for entry into the program. 

All students must apply on-line through the Apply Texas Application. Detailed instruction on filling out the application form can be found on the “Apply Texas” Web site at   Additional admission information  is available at Please check this website for additional requirements for international students applying to graduate programs at the University of Houston. 

The application and all supporting materials must be submitted by April 1.

In addition, the following required supporting materials need to be submitted:

  • Official transcripts from all institutions previously attended
  • Official GRE and TOEFL (if applicable) scores sent to Institution Code 6870
  • Three letters of recommendation from professional or academic mentors
    • Your recommenders will be contacted automatically and asked to evaluate you through an online system. They should be encouraged to provide comments and/or upload a signed letter as well.
  • Current resume or curriculum vitae - uploaded to MyUH
  • Statement of professional goals and research interests - uploaded to MyUH
  • Sample of academic writing - emailed to the Graduate Program Administrator

All applicants should submit official transcripts to:

Regular Mail Address Express Mail Address
University of Houston
Graduate Admissions
P.O. Box 3947
Houston, Texas 77253-3947
University of Houston
4800 Calhoun Road
102 E. Cullen Building
Houston, Texas 77204-2012

Following submission of application materials, prospective students and their potential faculty advisors with whom they share common scientific interests will discuss matching students to specific advisors. “Matching” with a faculty advisor is a requirement for admission to the Ph.D. program.