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MS with Dental Ceramics Specialization

Announcing a collaboration between the Inamori School of Engineering at the NYS College of Ceramics at Alfred University, NY, and the School of Dental Medicine at the University at Buffalo/SUNY, leading to a Master of Science degree from either of those institutions with a specialization in Dental Ceramics.

MS Program Options

Master of Science in “Biomedical Materials Engineering Science” (SUNY College of Ceramics at Alfred University)


Master of Science in “Biomaterials” (University at Buffalo/SUNY)

Undergraduate Preparation

Applicants to the MS program in Biomedical Materials Engineering Science at Alfred, or to the MS Program in Biomaterials at SUNY Buffalo, should have a 4-year Bachelor-level degree in dentistry, engineering or the physical sciences (including biology).

Program Requirements

The program requires 30 credit-hours beyond the bachelor’s level, as follows:

  • Biomedical Materials (3 credits) at Alfred University
  • Advanced Biomedical Materials Engineering (3 credits) at Alfred University
  • Biomaterials Science of Cell Surface Contact Phenomena (3 credits) at SUNY Buffalo
  • Evaluation of Biomedical Materials (4 credits) at SUNY Buffalo
  • Special Research Topic in Inorganic Biomaterials (2 credits) at either Alfred or Buffalo
  • Graduate-level electives (8 credits) at either Alfred or Buffalo
  • Thesis research (6 credits) at either Alfred or Buffalo
  • Research Seminar (1 credit) at either Alfred or Buffalo

Candidates for the MS degree must submit and successfully defend a Master’s thesis based on work completed as part of the 6 credit-hours of thesis research. In collaboration with their thesis advisors, candidates must also write and submit a manuscript suitable for publication in a peer-reviewed journal.

Length of Study

The program is designed to be completed in 24 months (4 semesters plus summers) of full-time study. The program must be completed within six years of initial enrollment. Continuous enrollment is required.


Students should make plans to support themselves throughout the duration of the degree program.  More information regarding tuition and fee rates and projected living costs is available on the Alfred University Office of Admissions and the University at Buffalo School of Dental Medicine web pages.