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Master’s Degree Programs

The Eastman Institute for Oral Health offers programs of study and research leading to the degree of Master of Science

The Master of Science in Dental Sciences: Clinical and Translational Sciences and Master of Science in Dental Sciences: Infectious Diseases, train dental clinicians to think critically, enabling them to readily apply research skills and knowledge to improve health outcomes for patients and to pursue research activities and academic careers.

Our master’s degree programs are intended for applicants who have received a doctorate in dentistry and have previous clinical training, those in advanced education programs or in a dental clinical specialty, or junior faculty with clinical responsibilities.  Our programs provide training in the basic skills used by clinical researchers and is supplemented by a broad array of relevant core and elective courses that will provide basic concepts and theories consistent with each student's goals and objectives. Each student works with his/her advisor and the program director to develop a program of study uniquely tailored to individual interests and future goals.  Master's degree candidates complete all requirements, including the written thesis and final oral examination, within 24 months. 

Graduates of the Master of Science in Dental Sciences: Clinical and Translational Sciences have the skills to direct a broad range of clinical studies, including the translation both of scientific knowledge into clinical science and of clinical science into practice.

Graduates of the MS in Dental Sciences: Infectious Diseases have the skills to direct a broad range of clinical studies focused on understanding the etiology of complex oral infectious diseases and identification of new therapies.