Graduate Admissions

The School of Health Studies graduate programs include the following Majors and Concentrations:

M.S. Health Studies (concentration areas below)

  • Exercise, Sport and Movement Sciences

  • Health Promotion (online only)

  • Physical Education Teacher Education(online only)


M.S. Nutrition (concentration areas below)

  • Clinical Nutrition

  • Environmental Nutrition(online only)

  • Nutrition Science


University Application

  • How To Apply - Read Admissions tips on applying
  • Apply Online - Scroll down to find the program of interest
  • You will need to know your major and concentration when applying

Note: If you have previously completed a graduate application to the University, all future graduate application fees are waived. Please contact Graduate Admissions (901-678-3685 or graduateadmissions@memphis.edu) for a coupon code for you to use within a day of submitting your next application.

Rolling Admissions: Deadlines for optimal consideration

  • Fall Semester Admission materials should be submitted by May 1st
    • International students' materials should be submitted by April 1st
  • Spring Semester Admission materials should be submitted by October 1st
    • International students' materials should be submitted by September 1st

For all applications in progress prior to March 22nd click here.


For All New 2019 Applicants: The following items are required for the School of Health Studies Graduate Admissions.

1. Transcripts (Please see instructions on how to send your transcripts via the WebAdMIT portal)

2. Test Scores (Please see instructions on how to send your test scores via the WebAdMIT portal)

  • NOTE: GRE Scores are waived only for Health Promotion and Environmental Nutrition programs. The GRE is required for Exercise, Sport, and Movement Sciences, Nutrition Science and Clinical Nutrition. The GRE or Praxis II is required for Physical Education Teacher Education. 

3. A Current Curriculum Vitae/ Resume (Upload to the WebAdMIT portal)

4.Two Letters of Recommendation (Please see instructions in WebAdMIT portal on how to upload recommendation letters)

  • Letters should be from a former professor (ideally) or by others who can accurately address the applicant's academic performance and/or ability to successfully complete graduate studies.

Note: The curriculum vitae and letters of recommendation are not needed for those applying only for the graduate certificate in Faith and Health or Sport Nutrition and Dietary Supplementation.

5. Personal Statement (upload to the WebaAdMIT portal)

  • In no more than one page (single spaced text), provide a brief statement describing:
    • Your interest in pursuing graduate work at The University of Memphis (e.g., how our program will benefit you; please specify your particular area(s) of research interest)
    • Your professional goals
    • The suitability of your academic preparation for graduate study in your chosen area
    • Your prior professional experiences

6. School of Health Studies Application (upload to "other document" in WedAdMIT)

7. Graduate Assistantship Application (this application is not required unless the applicant is interested. Please indicate "yes or no" in the UM portal if you want to apply for a  GA position)

Deadlines: (for optimal consideration)

  • Fall Semester admission materials should be submitted by May 1st
    • International Student materials should be submitted by April 1st
  • Spring Semester admission materials should be submitted by October 1st
    • International Students materials should be submitted by September 1st. 

Students interested in the graduate program in Clinical Nutrition should follow the admission guidelines outlined in the Program Admission Requirements < (requirements link)

NOTE: Once all materials are received by the Graduate School and by the SHS Graduate Coordinator, SHS faculty members within the respective program of study will review the completed application file, check your application portal for status updates.

For technical support or application navigation questions, contact Graduate Admissions Customer Service at 617-612-2943 (8am – 4pm, Monday – Friday) or email: uofmgradunicas@liaisoncas.com.