Masters Programs in Dental Science

Now offering three basic science tracks and one clinical and translational science track.

Earning your master’s degree in dental science at the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry provides U.S. and international professionals with an unprecedented education, preparing them for excellence in teaching, research and clinical care.


Infectious Diseases Track

Exocrine/Ion Channel Biology - Regenerative Oral Biology Track

Craniofacial Development and Genomics Track

Clinical Translational Science Track

  • Usually combined with an advanced education program in a dental clinical specialty – periodontics,prosthodontics, pediatric dentistry, orthodontics, general dentistry. See timelines below.
  • This MS degree is available to U.S. and international dentists
  • Provides an important collaboration between basic science, translational and clinical investigators and educators.

Sample Timelines for Master’s Degree in Dental Science Combined with:

“…the translational science track offers the opportunity to combine the clinical experience with didactics to support my future work as an orthodontist. ......the critical analysis skills I’ve learned in the Master’s program allow me to more thoroughly critique and understand all research and dental literature as it relates to clinical practice.”  - Renee Roland, DDS