24 months
34947 USD/year
34947 USD/year
29259 USD/year
Tuition fee
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The Department of Oral Biology Graduate Program at the University of Pittsburgh offers basic, translational, and clinical studies in oral biology, biomedical research and health that span spatial scales from the molecular and cellular levels to the whole organism level.


Programme Overview

Studies include fundamental biological phenomena related to the development, structure, and function of the craniofacial region and the development of new therapies, biomaterials, and diagnostic tools for the treatment of diseases and disorders in the craniofacial area.

The Graduate Program in Oral Biology from the University of Pittsburgh provides a stimulating and collegial environment to prepare motivated and qualified students for careers in academia, dental medicine, industry, and government. Student applicants to the School of Dental Medicine pre-doctoral program (First Professional DMD Program) will be invited for interviews on condition of good standing in the Department of Oral Biology Graduate Program and of satisfying the pre-doctoral program entrance requirements.

Programme Structure

Students may earn Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) and Master of Science (MS) degrees in Oral Biology within one of two research concentrations:

  • Craniofacial and Dental Genetics
  • Craniofacial Tissue Regeneration

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


30 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Admissions will only be considered for the fall term. However, early applications are encouraged, and offers may be extended to suitably qualified candidates before the application deadline.
  • The program is open to post-baccalaureate students, pre-doctoral (First Professional) DMD students, and dental residents. School of Dental Medicine pre-doctoral students and residents may apply for a dual degree option with the PhD or MS Graduate Programs in Oral Biology. 
  • Pre-doctoral dental medicine students may also pursue dual degrees while enrolled in the School of Dental Medicine through collaborative programs with the Graduate School of Public Health, the School of Law, and the School of Education.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    34947 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 34947 USD per year during 24 months.
  • National

    34947 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 34947 USD per year during 24 months.
  • In-State

    29259 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 29259 USD per year during 24 months.

Living costs for Pittsburgh

1148 - 1944 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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