M.Sc. On Campus

Oral and Craniofacial Biomedicine

University of North Carolina Chapel Hill

24 months
35124 USD/year
35124 USD/year
16608 USD/year
Tuition fee
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Oral and Craniofacial Biomedicine is a highly translational, multidisciplinary program of study offered by the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill that focuses on the growth, development, and pathologies of the craniofacial complex and associated physiological structures, as well as the study of disease and healing mechanisms related to these structures. 


The discipline of Oral and Craniofacial Biomedicine applies and extends the concepts of immunology, embryology, physiology, cellular and molecular biology, neurobiology, pharmacology, microbiology, and biochemistry to understanding the growth and development and pathologies associated with the craniofacial complex and oral cavity. 

Key facts:

  • Expertise and authority in the particular concepts of host-pathogen interactions, neurobiology, skeletal biology and extracellular matrices, and cancer are well represented within the program and training qualifications of program faculty located in numerous University of North Carolina Chapel Hill programs and departments, including the School of Dentistry, School of Medicine, Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center, the Neurosciences Center, the Center for Cystic Fibrosis, and the Center for AIDS Research.
  • Attention in dental research and practice is now focusing on the dynamics of oral disease and prevention and treatment at the earliest stages of development, including research on risk factors for disease as well as the cellular and molecular events in disease pathogenesis.
  •  Molecular approaches for oral disease analysis and the complexity of disease elements require advanced training in the discipline of oral and craniofacial biomedicine. 
  • Modern biomedical research is also identifying systemic relationships between oral conditions, health status, and diseases such as atherosclerosis, HIV, and cancer. The oral cavity also offers an ideal model to study biological structures and cellular mechanisms important throughout the body and important in immune response.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Research Design
  • Biostatistics
  • Applied Dental Research Methods
  • Regional Anatomy
  • Special Topics in Dentistry
For more information, please visit program website.

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


30 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

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Other requirements

General requirements

The minimum requirements for admission to a graduate program are:

  • A bachelor's degree (based on a four-year curriculum) completed before graduate study begins, or its international equivalent with an accredited institution
  • An average grade of B (cumulative GPA 3.0) or better
Along with these minimal requirements, admission decisions are based on a number of factors, including academic degrees and record, written statement of purpose, letters of recommendation, test scores, and relevant work and research experience. All admission recommendations are made by each individual program or department.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    35124 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 17562 USD per semester during 24 months.
  • National

    35124 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 17562 USD per semester during 24 months.
  • In-State

    16608 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 8304 USD per semester during 24 months.

Living costs for Chapel Hill

900 - 1400 USD /month
Living costs

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


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