Master's in Physical Education Admission Requirements

  • Free Online Application The application includes a 300 word essay.
  • Official Bachelor's Degree Transcript. Unofficial or in progress transcripts are acceptable to begin the admissions review process. Applicants for the Fall 2015 semester and beyond will be required to have a minimum 3.0 undergraduate GPA. Applicants who have below a 3.0 GPA but between 2.7-2.99 will be required to submit GRE or MAT test scores and will be subjected to additional review. More information about the GRE can be found here and the MAT can be found here
  • Two Letters of Recommendation. Letters can be personal, professional or academic references.
  • Evidence of teaching certification (not required for initial certification candidates)
  • Canadian students enrolled in campus based programs must also provide high school transcripts, if needed, to document OAC/Grade 13 credits.

Additional Requirements for International Students

  Required Score
TOEFL 79 IBT or 550 PBT
IELTS 6.5 overall
CAEL 70 overall
  • Students from Canada, United Kingdom, Ireland, Australia, New Zealand, and South Africa are waived from the language proficiency requirement.
  • Student who completed a 4 year degree (on campus) at a U.S. college/university are waived from the language proficiency requirement.  

All items can be mailed, faxed or emailed to:

Canisius College
Graduate Admissions Office - Lyons Hall 120
2001 Main Street
Buffalo, NY 14208

Fax - 716-888-3290

Email - 

Questions? Contact Us at 1-800-950-2505 or 1-716-888-2545


  • Applications are processed on a rolling basis
  • We recommend submitting all application materials 30 days prior to the start date for the term you wish to begin.
  • Earlier application is encouraged for international students, including Canadians, in order to complete VISA requirements necessary prior to enrollment. 

If you have been an inactive student for two years or more, please complete a Re-admit Form


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