Biomechanics and Movement Science program - University of Delaware
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Ph.D. Degree Course Requirements
(beyond those for the Master's courses)

  • Plan of Study
    Coursework must be specified in the student's planned program of study.
  • 11 courses total
    The Doctor of Philosophy in Biomechanics and Movement Science requires 33 credits of graduate-level coursework beyond the master's degree and 9 credits of dissertation.
  • 1 in Experimental Design or Statistics
    The 33 credits of coursework must include at least 3 credits of Experimental Design or Statistics.
  • 1 in Instrumentation, Computing, or Engineering
    The 33 credits of coursework must also include at least 3 credits of coursework in Instrumentation, Computing, or Engineering applications.
  • 2 outside area of study
    Six of the 33 credits of coursework must come from areas outside of the student's principal area of study.
  • 3 BIOMS seminar courses (0 credit)
    In addition, students must register for and attend 3 semesters of Seminar (BMSC 865).
  • Up to 4 Independent Study courses
    Students in the Doctoral degree program are allowed to take a maximum of 12 credits of independent study and a maximum of 6 credits of research (BMSC 868). However, the combined number of credits from research and independent study courses may not exceed twelve.