Advancement to Candidacy

In order to be advanced to candidacy, a student must have:

  1. Achieved classified standing;
  2. Completed at least 16 quarter units of acceptable course work at this university, with the approval of the advisors and with a minimum grade point average of 3.0 ("B"). At least eight units must be in kinesiology, and four units in education;

    Note: Between the time of completing 15 units and 23 units of applicable course work the student is required to apply for advancement to candidacy.

  3. Satisfactorily completed EDUC 605 and 607;
  4. Secured the approval of candidacy from the College of Education and the Department of Kinesiology;
  5. Filed an approved graduate program for completion of the degree. This must be prepared in consultation with advisors in the College of Education and in the Department of Kinesiology and approved by the college, the department and the Dean of Graduate Studies.

    Each student will have an advisor from the College of Education and one from the Department of Kinesiology. Dual signatures are necessary for registration for the initial quarter.

Requirements for Graduation

  1. A minimum of 46 quarter units of acceptable graduate-level work, with 33 completed in residence at this university;
  2. At least 23 quarter units of credit taken after a student has been advanced to candidacy for the degree;
  3. A grade point average of 3.0 ("B") in course work taken to satisfy the Master of Arts degree requirements and grades of "C" (2.0) or better in all courses in the program;
  4. Six specified courses in education and seven courses in kinesiology;
  5. Successful completion of the following:

    EDUC 600. Master's Degree Project (4)

A satisfactory project is one which can be reported in the form of a paper and/or through other media. Students will be encouraged to present projects in a variety of media. The purpose of the project is for the student to communicate ideas gained in research, experimentation and creative endeavors; therefore, students should not feel bound to traditional forms. All projects will be planned in consultation with the Graduate Coordinator in the Department of Kinesiology. The project proposal and the project must be approved by the Graduate Coordinator in the Department of Kinesiology and submitted in an approved format.

The program may not include more than 13 quarter units in extension and transfer credit from other colleges. California State University, San Bernardino will not consider for transfer credit course work from an institution which will not accept that work in its own advanced degree program.

For more information please visit our website. Department of Kinesiology