groupThe Oral Biology Graduate program mission is to educate MS and PhD graduate students to become competent researchers and educators who are committed to conducting research related to neuroscience and pain, craniofacial development, diseases and treatments including the development and application of biomaterials, devices and biologics in treating craniofacial diseases. Graduate students will learn how to write, critically review, and interpret scientific literature.

Graduate students will be taught how to ethically design and conduct rigorous and transparent research to address basic and clinical scientific questions. Graduates will have been mentored for a variety of career options, and will have the competence to conduct and interpret research in academia or industry.

Students receive training in the broad fields of Craniofacial Development and Genetics, Mineralized Tissue Biology, Biomaterials, Bioengineering and Tissue Regeneration or Clinical and Translational Dental Research.

Postdoctoral fellows pursue more advanced training in specialized areas on a mentored basis with individual faculty.


For specific information about each program, please check either the M.S. in Oral Biology page or the Ph.D. in Oral Biology  page. 

To get answers to questions about the graduate program in Oral Biology in the Department of Biomedical Sciences, please contact:

Department of Biomedical Science

Oral Biology Graduate Program

Dr. Kathy Svoboda, OBIO Program Director

Other important information about the graduate programs at Texas A&M University College of Dentistry can be found at the  Office of Research and Graduate Studies website,

U.S. Department of Education regulations (Federal Register [75 FR 66665 and FR 66832], October 2010) require institutions that participate in the student financial assistance programs authorized under Title IV of the Higher Education Act of 1965, as amended (the HEA), to report certain information about students who enrolled in Title IV-eligible educational programs that lead to gainful employment in a recognized occupation (GE Programs).

This data must include the name and U.S. Department of Labor’s Standard Occupational Classification (SOC) code, graduation rate, tuition and fees, book and supply costs, job placement rate and median loan debt for each program. The data pertaining to the oral biology graduates’ program may be reviewed at