Prospective Students

Program Overview

The Biomechanics and Movement Science (BIOMS) program is an interdisciplinary program that combines faculty and resources from the Colleges of Arts & Sciences, Engineering, and Health Science. By implementing an interdisciplinary approach, the availability of faculty members with various research backgrounds affords students a much more diverse educational environment. The collective research laboratories of the participating units provide exposure to outstanding research opportunities in the study of human movement and exercise; the biomechanical and physiological alterations observed as a consequence of injury; disease; various intervention strategies; and the study of cytomechanics and rehabilitation. Students tend to focus their research in the areas of Applied Anatomy and Physiology, Biomechanics, Cytomechanics, Motor Control/Behavior, and Clinical and Translational Science.

Requirements for Admission

Admission is selective and competitive based on the number of well-qualified applicants and the limits of available faculty, funding, and facilities. Those applicants who meet the below stated minimum academic requirements are not guaranteed admission, nor are those applicants who fail to meet those minimum requirements necessarily precluded from admission if they offer other appropriate strengths.

  • Recommended GRE score of 300 on combined quantitative and verbal scores
  • Undergraduate grade point index of 3.0
  • Applicants are expected to have course experience in the areas of calculus, anatomy/physiology, and other lab sciences
  • Supplemental Documentation of a faculty member that has agreed to serve as an advisor

Applicants are required to identify a faculty member with appropriate expertise who will provide funding and serve as their advisor throughout the degree program. Once a potential faculty member has agreed to be the applicant advisor, formal consideration for admission to the BIOMS program will proceed, provided that they meet all admission requirements of the Graduate College and the BIOMS program and are approved by the BIOMS Executive Committee.

Application Process Update:  Due to COVID-19, BIOMS is waiving the GRE requirement for this year. If you wish to apply without a GRE score, please enter a future GRE exam date into the application when prompted. This need not be an actual exam date. Entering any future date will allow your application to be sent on to our review committee where it will receive full consideration. Reporting your scores is entirely optional. If you chose to not submit a GRE score, this will have no bearing on the competitiveness of your application.