The MA degree in Biomechanics and Movement Science is not a research degree requiring a research thesis. The Masters of Arts degree will not be open to matriculating students. Prospective students must petition the BIOMS Executive Committee for admission and a Change of Major/Concentration or Degree Form for Graduate Students must be submitted and approved by the Graduate College. The MA degree is designed for entry by graduate students in the PhD or MS BIOMS programs that are unable to complete the research requirements because of one or more of the following reasons:
They are in probationary status due to their GPA falling below a 3.0,
Entry into the MA program requires the mathematical possibility of achieving a 3.0.
They fail to earn a C- grade or better in conditional coursework that cannot otherwise be remedied by modification of their plan of study,
They do not pass the PhD qualifying exam, the PhD dissertation or MS thesis proposals,
They do not make satisfactory progress,
They feel that pursuing a research degree is no longer a career goal,
Or because their advisor is no longer willing or able to mentor them and no other mentor is available.