Exercise Science at Montclair State

Exercise Science (Combined BS/MS)

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Exercise Science (Combined BS/MS)

The combined B.S./M.S. in Exercise Science is an accelerated pathway to earning a Bachelor’s and Master’s degree in five years for students in exercise science. The program is well suited for students interested in developing a greater depth of expertise in exercise science under an expedited timeframe. This is especially the case for students seeking admission into doctoral programs or employment in clinical exercise physiology and upper level positions involving exercise training. In the combined program students take nine credit hours of required “swing courses” at the graduate level in their fourth year, in place of nine credit hours of undergraduate electives. The remaining 24 credit hours of graduate requirements are completed during the fifth year, which may include some coursework during the summer between the 4th and 5th year. Students benefit from the reduced cost and time for the combined degree, allowing them to embark on their career more expeditiously. Additionally, students may take advantage of earlier access to mentored research training and an expedited application process for acceptance to the fifth year of study.

We offer two options of the Combined B.S./M.S. in Exercise Science

Application Requirements

If you are a prospective Freshman or Transfer applicant, learn more about admission criteria here.

Students with a GPA of 3.0 or above
  • Application Deadline: Rolling admission
  • Students will be sent an expedited application from The Graduate School to complete
Students with a GPA below 3.0

Students with a GPA below a 3.0 are not eligible for admission to a Combined Program, and will need to submit a traditional application to their graduate program of interest. Prior to applying, please speak with your program advisor for more details.


If you have inquiries regarding your program of interest, please contact:

Program Coordinator: Dr. Michele Fisher
Office: University Hall 4109
Telephone: 973-655-7120
Email: fisherm@montclair.edu

*During the summer months, there will be a rotating department chair available to answer your inquiry. Find the updated summer chair for this program.*

If you have questions regarding the application process and requirements, please email or call us:

Incoming Freshmen and Transfers:

Undergraduate Admissions
Email: msuadm@montclair.edu
Telephone: (973) 655-4444
Fax: (973) 655-7700

Current Montclair State Undergraduates:

The Graduate School
Email: gradschool@montclair.edu
Telephone: (973) 655-5147
Fax: (973) 655-7869