University of Nebraska Medical Center

MS or PhD in Oral Biology

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Students will engage in basic research on clinically important problems concerned with the biological, chemical and physical basis of issues related to oral health. Main areas of research focus include molecular biology of cell signaling pathways; cell-cell adhesion; oral cancer; DNA damage and repair; craniofacial physiology including developmental anomalies; immunoregulation; dental outcomes; and dental biomaterials.

Advisory Committee

Dr. James Wahl III, Program Director and Graduate Faculty members associated with MSIA - Oral Biology

Admissions Requirements

Each applicant must hold a DDS, DMD, MD or a baccalaureate degree from a recognized college or university. In general, to be admitted, students must have achieved a B average as an undergraduate student.

If English is not the primary language of the applicant, a minimum score of 550 (paper-based) or 213 (computer-based) is required on the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL).

A brief narrative describing the reasons for applying to the MSIA Graduate Program is also required. The narrative should include a statement of career goals and area of research interest.

A completed application includes:

  1. Application form
  2. Official transcripts from each university of college attended
  3. Three letters of recommendation
  4. Resume or CV
  5. Narrative from the applicant outlining his/her objective and career goals
  6. Proof of English language proficiency, if the applicant is from a foreign language country

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