M.Sc. On Campus

Oral Sciences

University of Illinois at Chicago

24 months
24738 USD/year
24738 USD/year
11870 USD/year
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The Master in Oral Sciences at the University of Illinois at Chicago prepares the next generation of oral scientists and/or clinicians who will serve as leaders in oral healthcare, and those within their respective dental specialties. Graduates of the program will be able to use research skills and knowledge in their career to improve health outcomes for a variety of populations.


The Master in Oral Sciences at the University of Illinois at Chicago also offers an opportunity to integrate the PhD training with a DMD or dental specialty training, as well as subsequent to a BS or DMD degree.

The College of Dentistry also offers a program of study leading to the Doctor of Philosophy in Oral Sciences to train the next generation’s cadre of oral health scientists. 

Oral Sciences utilizes cutting-edge biomedical technology and knowledge to address basic and clinical research questions of importance for promoting and maintaining oral health.

This interdisciplinary research training program will lead to a graduate degree with a focus in cancer biology; wound healing; tissue regeneration; cellular, molecular, and development biology; biomaterials science; microbiology/immunology or other biomedical field relevant to oral health and disease. 

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Structure, Organization, and Regulation of Dental Healthcare and Research
  • Molecular Basis of Oral Diseases and Relationship to Systemic Health
  • Developmental, Structural, and Functional Craniofacial Biology
  • Wound Healing and Regenerative Sciences
  • Interdisciplinary Research Seminar
  • Craniofacial Biomaterials

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


32 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
GRE admission requirements GRE®

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Baccalaureate Field - BS, BA, or equivalent degree. Prior academic course work should include biology, general chemistry, histology, and other related sciences.
  • Minimum English Competency Test Score
  • Letter of Recommendation - Required. From a practicing clinician.
  • Personal Statement - Required. The statement should include a brief summary describing the applicant’s career goals, area of interest, purpose, and desired discipline of study.
  • Tests Required  If the applicant has not taken the DAT, ADAT,  MCAT or National Dental Board Examinations (NBDE or INBDE) , the GRE General test with a score in the upper 50th percentile is required.  DAT or National Dental Boards will be accepted for those admitted into an Advanced Specialty/Residency program at the College of Dentistry.
  • Tuition Fee

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    • International

      24738 USD/year
      Tuition Fee
      Based on the tuition of 12369 USD per semester during 24 months.
    • National

      24738 USD/year
      Tuition Fee
      Based on the tuition of 12369 USD per semester during 24 months.
    • In-State

      11870 USD/year
      Tuition Fee
      Based on the tuition of 5935 USD per semester during 24 months.

    Living costs for Chicago

    1297 - 2491 USD /month
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