In addition to our acclaimed DDS program, postgraduate clinical training programs, and programs for international dentists, the UCLA School of Dentistry also offers several graduate degree programs for those candidates interested in pursuing careers in academic dentistry or research.
Our Master of Science (MS) degree and a Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) degree, both specializing in Oral Biology, are some of the most competitive in the country. These programs accept, on average, 12 to 15 Master’s students and 3 doctoral students per year for the coveted slots.
Students are mentored by world-renowned faculty members in the oral biology research field, who supervise and guide them throughout the duration of the programs. With this exposure to cutting-edge research at UCLA Dentistry, students have the ability to pursue subject matter that no other program can offer.