How do I Identify an Advisor?
The Advisor is one of the most important people in research training so applicants to the BIOMS Program must identify an advisor before their application will even be considered for admission. The Advisor helps the student develop a Plan of Study and mentors the student in all aspects of the BIOMS Program including the research process. The Plan of Study is an individualized group of courses designed to provide the student with breadth and depth of knowledge in his or her chosen Area of Study.
The Areas of Study are broadly categorized as:
- Applied Anatomy & Biomechanics (AAB)
- Applied/Exercise Physiology (AEP)
- Molecular & Tissue Engineering (MTE)
- Motor Control & Behavior (MCB)
- Rehabilitation Engineering (RE)
Specific details about the Plan of Study can be found in Study with Us.
Students should identify the Area of Study that suits their interests and then find an Advisor with appropriate content expertise to mentor them in the chosen Area of Study. Information about Faculty Research Interests and the Areas of Study in which they mentor students can be found in the BIOMS Faculty Directory.
For applicants who have not identified an Advisor, when all of the materials of the application for admission are uploaded to the online admission system, the BIOMS Faculty will be notified. Applicants maycontact potential Advisors at any time however, faculty must be able to review an applicant's application to determine their suitablilty to serve as an Advisor. Applicants are often anxious to contact potential advisors but doing so before application materials are available for review can result in a less than enthusiastic response from faculty who might otherwise be willing to serve as the applicant's advisor.
It is the he Advisor who provides funding for the student during his or her studies at UD. Funding comes from many sources including Research Assistantships, Graduate Assistantships and Teaching in the “home” department (ie. the department in which the Advisor has his/her primary appointment). More information about funding for Graduate Study can be found at at the Office of Graduate and Professional Education.