MS in Dentistry
The goal of the Master of Science in Dentistry program is to provide advanced training in research and research methodology to students, primarily those enrolled in one of the College of Dental Medicine's postdoctoral programs. All master's degree candidates are required to complete a core curriculum of courses, emphasis tract courses, and a research thesis. Research in this program includes various aspects of advanced biological science/oral health issues and disease.
Graduates of this master's degree program will be trained to think critically, enabling them to more readily pursue research activities and academic careers. For postdoctoral students enrolled in the master's program, requirements for both the postdoctoral program certification and the master of science in craniofacial research program will be fulfilled concurrently.
Those master's degree candidates who are not currently students enrolled in one of the college's postdoctoral programs will be required to meet the College of Dental Medicine's Office of Admissions criteria. It is anticipated that students who are accepted into the master's degree program will complete the program requirements within two to three years.
Final decisions regarding a student's participation in this master's degree program are at the dean's discretion.MSCDM program thesis guidelines