Master's in Oral Biology
Cun-Yu Wang, PhD, DDS - Program Director
Francesco Chiappelli, PhD - Master's Advisor
The M.S. Program is offered to:
- foreign or domestic holders of dental degrees who are interested in further research experience
- residents enrolled in certificate programs at the UCLA School of Dentistry
- individuals who have an interest in oral biology
Length of Program:
Number of Students Accepted Each Year:
5 - 10
The M.S. degree is offered through the thesis plan. A total of 36 units is required, 29 of which must be Oral Biology program core courses. Students must take additional elective courses (a minimum of 6 units) that are essential to the student's research area. All coursework is required to be graduate level.
What to Expect
The first year consists mostly of coursework and two lab rotations, although students may start on their thesis research if the subject and lab have been identified by this time.
A bachelor's degree in an area related to Oral Biology, such as biology, chemistry, physics or engineering is recommended. However, degree-holders from other disciplines are also welcome to apply.
Fees and Expenses
For information about fees, expenses and other topics of interest, please refer to the Graduate Division website at http://www.gdnet.ucla.edu/prospective.html.
The deadline is December 15. Applicants will be notified by April 1.
The factors considered by the Admissions Committee are
- undergraduate GPA and science-course grades,
- personal recommendations
- statement of purpose
Oral Biology Division Administrator
Tel: (310) 825-1995
Fax: (310) 794-7109