Biomaterials, MS

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One of the few biomaterials graduate programs in the world, this interdisciplinary masters degree program focuses on the use of synthetic and natural materials in digital dentistry, implant dentistry, and biomedical engineering. 

SPRING 2025 ENROLLMENT  |  Applications accepted May 1 - September 1, 2024
FALL 2025 ENROLLMENT  |  Applications accepted July 1, 2024 - April 1, 2025

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Program Director:
Sabrina Feitosa Sochacki, DDS, MSc, PhD

Department of Restorative Dentistry, 215 Squire Hall

About the Program Admission Requirements How to Apply Faculty and Curriculum Cost and Funding

About the Program

Our program is one of the most unique in the country. It emphasizes building fundamental knowledge of biomaterials science and engineering within a multidisciplinary learning environment.  It directly integrates clinically-oriented applications of biomaterials and medical devices and promotes student-focused selection of research topics.  New trends in digital dentistry are another focus area. The program offers classroom and seminar opportunities on translational research among dental, medical, and engineering practitioners for the development of advances in devices and therapies in all of these fields.

What is Biomaterials?

Biomaterials replace, duplicate, or augment the function or appearance (or otherwise intimately contact) biological substances, either temporarily or permanently while maintaining compatible interfaces with living cells, biofluids, and their constituents.

This is a research-based program with no direct access to clinical facilities or clinic patients. Applicants with undergraduate degrees are encouraged to apply.  In addition, applicants who are trained dentists encouraged to apply for dual enrollment while studying in an advanced clinical training program such as: Advanced Education in General Dentistry, Periodontics or Prosthodontics.

Our graduates have gone on to work in the biomedical industry or choose to pursue professional programs (DDS or MD). Candidates who enter the program as licensed clinicians may obtain a teaching position in academia.

Length of Study

Most students complete the program within two academic years. Dual enrolled students follow the start date of their clinical program.