24 months
86812 USD/year
86812 USD/year
50004 USD/year
Tuition fee
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The Oral Biology program at the University of Minnesota offers basic science research training to students seeking academic or research-focused careers. Established in 1968, the program has a strong track record of placing graduates in academic and industrial positions. 


Program Details

The Graduate Program in Oral Biology at the University of Minnesota trains students to initiate independent research programs. Exclusively conducting basic science research, students enjoy considerable flexibility in planning their coursework to accommodate specific areas of interest. Graduates are prepared for employment in universities, dental schools, corporate research and development and oral research centers. 

Students are encouraged to focus in one of our five areas of special emphasis. The calendars in these documents are merely suggestions. Each student will receive customized training.

  • Biomaterials and Biomechanics 
  • Epithelial Biology and Carcinogenesis 
  • Bone Biology, Craniofacial Development, and Tissue Engineering 
  • Microbiology and Immunology 
  • Sensory Neuroscience 

Programme Structure

  • The MS in Oral Biology requires 20 graduate-level course credits, which must include 4 credits of oral biology topics courses (OBIO 5010-50, 8012,8018, 8021-8029, 8371), participation in the Oral Biology seminar (OBIO 8030) each semester (1 credit per semester), 6 credits in a nonclinical graduate minor, and 6 credits of electives. Students are strongly encouraged to use electives to take a statistics course (STAT 5021, PUBH 6450, PUBH 7446, or equivalent). 

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


30 SCH


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Applicants for the graduate program must hold a bachelors degree (BA, BS, or equivalent), or a DDS/DMD (or equivalent)
  • Personal statement of goals
  • Research essay
  • Diversity statement
  • CV or resumé
  • Proof of English language proficiency (via residency or test score)
  • Letters of recommendation (3 minimum) 
  • Transcripts (unofficial OK at time of application)

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    86812 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 86812 USD per year during 24 months.
  • National

    86812 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 86812 USD per year during 24 months.
  • In-State

    50004 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 50004 USD per year during 24 months.

Living costs for Minneapolis

1130 - 2045 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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