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Ph.D. (Kinesiology) Application Process

Graduate Admission Counseling: Prospective graduate students are strongly encouraged to contact the Academic Program Director for more information regarding application to our graduate programs.

Please visit the University of Houston Graduate School website for instructions on how to apply.

After applying, the following required supporting materials need to be submitted by January 15th:

  • Official transcripts from all institutions previously attended
  • Official GRE scores
  • 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
  • Statement of professional goals and research interests
  • Sample of academic writing
  • International students are required to submit English Language Proficiency test scores, TOEFL, IELTS or Duolingo

Official transcript(s) should be sent to:

In-Person Delivery: Mail: Electronic or "Speede" Transcript:
University of Houston
Welcome Center
4400 University Dr
Houston, TX 77004
University of Houston
Graduate Admissions
5000 Gulf Freeway
UH Technology Bridge
Building No. 3, Rm 170
Houston, TX 77204-2105
Within the U.S., the fastest way to send your transcript is electronically. Please inquire at your previous institution about this option. Electronic transcripts can be delivered via email to

Prospective students are highly encouraged to identify and contact potential faculty advisors with whom they share common scientific interests. The Academic Program Director can assist in matching students to specific advisors. “Matching” with a faculty advisor is a requirement for admission to the Ph.D. program.