Texas A&M College of Dentistry provides advanced graduate education leading to an M.S. degree in Oral Biology. Clinical specialty students in programs requiring a graduate degree typically enroll in the M.S. Program in Oral Biology Clinical Track, however, matriculation in other graduate programs offered by the TAMHSC (M.S. Oral Biology Basic Science Track or Education of Healthcare Professionals) may be permissible with the approval of the program directors of the clinical training program and the relevant M.S. program.
Master of Science in Oral Biology (with concentrations in clinical specialties)
The Master of Science in Oral Biology Clinical Track is available to residents who are simultaneously pursuing clinical training programs leading to a specialty certificate. This program is designed to extend the competence of the dental specialist in both general and special areas of practice in clinical disciplines. Only students who are accepted and enrolled in one of the clinical specialty certificate programs are eligible for the M.S. Oral Biology Clinical Track.
Master of Science in Education of Healthcare Professionals
The EDHP is an online program which allows students to participate in the graduate education experience with little more than a computer and Internet access. Course schedules, assignments and reading are published on Blackboard. All core courses and a wide variety of electives will be offered over the Web, allowing students to complete most of their coursework online. Students participate in a regular schedule of weekly activities and discussions throughout their courses, each of which take 15 weeks to complete. Students carry out individual and group activities and present their ideas in online discussions. A group or individual project is usually required to complete each course.
Graduate Program in Oral Biology (Basic Science Track)
The Graduate Program is an individualized, interdisciplinary advanced training program leading to an M.S. Degree in Oral Biology and a Ph.D. degree in Oral Biology in areas of basic biomedical science that have strong clinical relevance. This program is designed primarily for outstanding D.D.S/D.M.D. and dental specialty students who are interested in academic careers as basic scientists and clinician-scientists in the dental health sciences. Students who plan to matriculate into a clinical specialty certificate program at the College of Dentistry may be considered for either an M.S. or Ph.D. with the approval of the clinical program director and after consultation with the program director of the GPBMS. The Oral Biology Basic Science Track is administered by the Department of Biomedical Sciences.