Oral Biology (MS)
Information about application process is available on the Oral Biology program website.
Graduate application for the program is online. There is a non-refundable application fee. Applications are not processed until the application fee is received and all required application materials have been received by the Graduate School.
Credentials listed below should be sent to the Graduate School, Graduate Admissions, by the following admission deadlines for complete applications:
June 1 for Fall
Applications that are not complete by the deadline may not be reviewed in time for registration.
Students currently enrolled in the DMD degree program who wish to also apply to the MS degree in Oral Biology program should meet with the Program Director or Director of Student Affairs to determine a timeline for making an application.
- Graduate Application and application fee
- Transcripts of all college coursework, including evidence of a baccalaureate degree
- Graduate Record Examination scores or acceptable scores on the DAT or National Boards Dental Exam (NBDE)
- Three letters of recommendation which document your research experience or academic ability
- A personal statement of research experience or interest in research, and your career goals
- TOEFL, IELTS or Duolingo English language proficiency scores, if English is not applicant's native language.
- Certification of academic credentials with course-by course evaluation (via WES or ECE) for international applicants.
The minimum requirement for the MS Oral Biology degree is 30 credit hours. At least one-half of the credits counting toward the degree (exclusive of thesis) must be in courses open to graduate students only (600 level or above).
|Major Subject Core Courses||8|
|Biomedical Data Analysis: Experimental Design and Statistics|
|Introduction to Oral Biology Research|
|Oral Health Seminars (2 semesters, 0.5 credit hours each)|
|Oral Biology Communication 1|
|Major Subject Selective Courses (see list below)||7-8|
|Thesis Research Requirements||14-15|
|Graduate Research (minimum of 8 credit hours required)|
|Thesis (minimum of 6 credit hours required)|
|Minimum Total Hours||30|
Major Subject Selective Courses
In addition to the list below, courses may be chosen from any 600-level courses offered by the University of Louisville that are deemed to be relevant and applicable to the student's program of study and thesis research, with approval by the student's thesis advisor/director and the Program Director.
|OIID 600||Concepts in Oral Immunology||2|
|OIID 604||Oral Microbiology||3|
|OIID 610||Advanced Topics in Oral Biology 2||1-4|
|OBIO 611||Craniofacial Osteology||1-3|
|OBIO 612||Craniomaxillofacial Diagnostic Imaging||2-4|
|OBIO 613||The Diagnosis & Treatment of Temporomandibular Disorders||1|
|OBIO 614||Advanced Oral Diagnosis and Oral Medicine 2||1|
|OBIO 615||Advanced Clinical Pharmacology 2||1|
|OBIO 616||Overview of Medical Genetics in Oro-Facial Disease 3||1.5|
|OBIO 617||Advanced Oral Pathology 2||1|
|BIOC 668||Molecular Biology 2||4|
Prerequisite: OIID 601 Introduction to Oral Biology Research
Requires course director approval. Graduate-level clinical courses may require DMD or equivalent.
Course provided every second year.