The Oral Biology track within the Masters of Biology Program is offered through the NYU Graduate School of Arts & Science (GSAS) Department of Biology.
This track is open only to students with a minimum of a baccalaureate or equivalent degree, alone or combined with advanced clinical training. Candidates are chosen based on their academic records and recommendations and an assessment of the candidate's scholarly potential. MCAT or DAT scores may be submitted in lieu of the GRE (when applying, leave the GRE section blank and upload the MCAT/DAT scores at the end as supplemental information). Applicants whose native language is not English and have not obtained a degree from a US institution must submit the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) scores.
Students are awarded the Master of Science degree in Biology degree upon completion of 36 credits with an average GPA of 3.0 or higher, and completion of a qualifying research paper. 24 of the credits must be completed in Biology courses or courses cross-listed with Biology (BIOL-GA). The remaining 12 credits can be completed in graduate courses offered through other departments such as the Department of Biomaterials or Basic Sciences. The qualifying paper (also called a Master’s thesis) can be written based on original laboratory research results (laboratory-based thesis) or an in-depth literature study of an area of oral biology (library-based thesis). The thesis is typically mentored by a faculty member.
At present, there are no scholarships available and all applicants are fully responsible for all costs associated with this program. However there are teaching adjunct positions available. For more information contact Gail Kashishian in the Department of Biology: (212) 998-8212; firstname.lastname@example.org.
The MS/OB track will be managed by the NYU GSAS Biology Department and the College of Dentistry. For the schedule of course offerings, please see the graduate course syllabi website.
Approval from the Directors is needed prior to registration for courses outside of Biology, Biomaterials, and the College of Dentistry.
For additional faculty and their research areas, please visit the NYU Dentistry Research Faculty page.