Oral Biology PhD


The PhD program provides training for those who wish to pursue basic and/or clinical research in dental medicine or the biomedical sciences. Candidates may include those with bachelor's, master's, or DDS (or equivalent) degrees. 

  • About the Program
    Interdisciplinary in nature, the PhD program draws upon faculty expertise in a broad range of disciplines, including biochemistry, biophysics, developmental biology, immunology, microbiology, cell and molecular biology, physiology, and pharmacology. Students choose an area of concentration from these disciplines, but may also combine work in several fields in order to support their research interests.
  • Clinical Specialty/PhD
    Combined clinical specialty/PhD training is also available and is administered jointly by the School of Dental Medicine clinical departments and the Department of Oral Biology.