UMKC Catalog


General Nature of the Program

The School of Dentistry offers a program leading to an MS in oral biology. A separate application is required for the master of science program in oral biology. The goal of the program is to introduce students to the scientific method and to assist them in developing academic careers. The program includes advanced work in basic, behavioral and clinical sciences relating to dentistry. The coursework and thesis present an opportunity for the student to cross traditional departmental lines and undertake an interdisciplinary approach to the study of problems related to oral biology. On successful completion of all necessary coursework and thesis requirements, the student is awarded a master of science degree in oral biology.