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Biology (Oral Biology Track), M.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 12 months
University rank #28 (BCR) New York City, NY, United States
The Biology (Oral Biology Track) within the Masters of Biology Program at New York University is offered through the NYU Graduate School of Arts & Science (GSAS) Department of Biology.  


This Biology (Oral Biology Track) from New York University is open only to students with a minimum of a baccalaureate or equivalent degree, alone or combined with advanced clinical training. Candidates are chosen based on their academic records and recommendations and an assessment of the candidate's scholarly potential. MCAT or DAT scores may be submitted in lieu of the GRE (when applying, leave the GRE section blank and upload the MCAT/DAT scores at the end as supplemental information).

Applicants whose native language is not English and have not obtained a degree from a US institution must submit the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) scores.Students are awarded the Master of Science degree in Biology degree upon completion of 36 credits with an average GPA of 3.0 or higher, and completion of a qualifying research paper. 24 of the credits must be completed in Biology courses or courses cross-listed with Biology (BIOL-GA). The remaining 12 credits can be completed in graduate courses offered through other departments such as the Department of Biomaterials or Basic Sciences. 

The qualifying paper (also called a Master’s thesis) can be written based on original laboratory research results (laboratory-based thesis) or an in-depth literature study of an area of oral biology (library-based thesis). The thesis is typically mentored by a faculty member.

Programme Structure

Courses include: 

  • Molecules and Cells 
  • Integrative Seminars in Oral Biology: Bone Biology & Craniofacial Development
  • Integrative Seminars in Oral Biology: Oral Systemic Connections
  • Issues in Global Pediatric Oral Health 

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 12 months
  • Credits
    36 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

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Academic Requirements

  • This programme accepts GRE® scores. However, it does not provide a recommended score range.

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General Requirements

  • Standardized Test Information – GMAT or GRE (and TOEFL if required);
  • Transcripts & Degrees; 
  • Professional Information; 
  • Essays;
  • EQ endorsements must be submitted online;
  • International Student Supplement.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    22272 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 11136 USD per semester and a duration of 12 months.
  • National

    22272 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 11136 USD per semester and a duration of 12 months.
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Living costs for New York City

  • 1819 - 3970 USD/month
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