Oral Biology PhD

School of Dental Medicine

Program Description

The PhD program in Oral Biology 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 the equivalent) degrees. The program requires students to be committed to research and an academic career. Students choose an area of concentration from disciplines, but may also combine work in several fields in order to support their research interests. Disciplines include biochemistry, biophysics, clinical studies, developmental biology, epidemiology, immunology, microbiology, cell and molecular biology, physiology, and pharmacology.

Program Contact

School of Dental Medicine Advanced Education Admissions Office
315 Squire Hall
Buffalo, NY 14214
Phone: 716-829-6927

Instruction Method

  • In Person (100% of courses offered in person)

Full/Part Time Options

  • Full Time

Credits Required

  • 72 Hours

Time-to-Degree

  • 5 Years

Application Fee

  • $50

Admission Tests**

  • GRE

This program is officially registered with the New York State Education Department (SED).

Online programs/courses may require students to come to campus on occasion. Time-to-degree and number of credit hours may vary based on full/part time status, degree, track and/or certification option chosen. Time-to-degree is based on calendar year(s). Contact the department for details.

** At least one of the admissions tests are required for admission. Test and score requirements/exceptions vary by program. Contact the department for details.