The M.S. in Oral Biology provides advanced education on the structure, development, and function of oral tissues, their interrelationships, and their relation to other organ systems in both health and disease. Emphasis in the program is placed on gaining advanced understanding of oral and craniofacial structure and function in health and disease, and application of modern biological principles and research techniques in the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of oral and craniofacial diseases and anomalies. The goals of the M.S. in Oral Biology program are to: 1) advance knowledge and understanding in the scientific field of oral and craniofacial biology; 2) develop "clinical scholars" in dentistry by allowing those in postgraduate clinical specialty programs the opportunity to gain graduate-level education in a biological basic science field applicable to dentistry; and 3) provide dentists with graduate-level training and experience in research methodology and technology to better qualify them for careers in academic dentistry and/or oral health care related industry activities.
Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools, Middle States Commission on Higher Education