Masters of Science in Oral Biology

The Master of Science (MS) degree in oral biology offered through the Division of Oral Biology and Medicine at the School of Dentistry is open to foreign or domestic holders of dental degrees who are interested in further research experience. Residents enrolled in certificate programs at the School of Dentistry and individuals who have an interest in oral biology are also encouraged to apply.

The MS program, which is a 2-year program, is led by Cun-Yu Wang, PhD, DDS, Program Director, and Associate Dean of Graduate Studies along with Shen Hu, PhD who acts as the Master's Advisor.

The number of students accepted to the MS programs ranges from 12 to 15 individuals.

The MS degree is formatted by a course component, culminating in a thesis. 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 six units) that are essential to the student's research area. All coursework must be at a graduate level.

What to Expect

The first year consists mostly of oral biology coursework and two lab rotations, although students may start on their thesis research if the subject and lab have been identified by this time.

Contact Us

Matthew Dingman
Division Administrator
mdingman@dentistry.ucla.edu
(310) 825-1955