Oral Sciences, MS

This unique program caters to individuals interested in various scientific and research aspects of oral and craniofacial biology.   Students in the program may be traditional bachelor’s graduates, dentists enrolled in clinical specialties, or individuals interested in enhancing their application to professional school.

Fall 2021 Enrollment

Applications will be accepted July 1, 2020 - April 1, 2021

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The university has updated its policy on English language proficiency requirements for students affected by the closure of testing sites for TOEFL, IELTS and PTE.  The University at Buffalo will accept the Duolingo English Test (DET) for proof of English proficiency. This test can be taken online, in your own home. More information can be found on the Graduate School’s website.

About the Program

The Oral Sciences graduate program is an academic, research-oriented program that leads to the Master of Science (MS) degree.  Its overall goal is to provide background, expertise and current concepts of basic sciences as related to dental research in oral and craniofacial biology. Students in the program may also be independently enrolled in a clinical specialty and complete the program in conjunction with such specialty.

An enhanced pre-professional curriculum is also available to students who wish to apply to  professional school (e.g. Dental School) after completion of the program. Such enhanced curriculum allows students in good standing to enroll in a limited number of basic science dental school courses.

Although the Oral Sciences program is full-time by design, students may be allowed to complete the program on a part-time basis under certain circumstances.

All prospective and enrolled Oral Sciences graduate students must thoroughly review these Graduate Education Policies and retain them for future reference.

Application Information

Fall 2021 Applicants

Step Date(s)
Applications Accepted Application deadline: April 1, 2021


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