2020-2021 Admission Requirements for the Graduate Major in Oral Biology

Admissions Requirements for the Graduate Major in Oral Biology


APPLYING

After exploring options and choosing a specific program, follow the steps on our University’s graduate application process:

Deadlines to apply

December 15, 2019

Admission Limited to

Fall

Exams & GRE Types

GRE: General (PhD only)

Letters of Recommendation

3 (minimum), with at least two from science faculty familiar with the applicant's scholarly abilities. Letters of recommendation may be no more than one year old

UCLA-Wide Graduate Admissions Requirements

Degree-Specific Admissions Requirements

In addition to the University's minimum requirements and those listed above, all applicants are expected to submit a signed and dated statement of purpose and a curriculum vitae (CV). The statement of purpose should describe the applicant's background, work experience, research interests, and career goals. The CV should include the applicant's education, honors and awards, work experience, research, organizational memberships, publications, volunteer work, and hobbies.

M.S.: Applicants must hold a B.S., D.D.S., or D.M.D. degree, or the equivalent, or be in good standing in the UCLA dental or residency programs. Applicants must have a strong background in the biological (e.g., microbiology, molecular biology, immunology, neurobiology, psychobiology, genetics) and chemical sciences (e.g., biochemistry, organic, inorganic and physical chemistry, thermodynamics), with a minimum 3.0 grade point average in upper division courses in these subjects.

The Master of Science degree in Oral Biology is a terminal degree and does not lead to the doctoral degree.

Oral Biology, M.S./Dentistry, D.D.S. - Oral Biology, M.S./Dentistry, Certificate

Applicants may apply for a combined D.D.S./M.S. or advanced certificate training/M.S. by making simultaneous application for graduate study in Oral Biology and for admission to the School of Dentistry and to the certificate programs. Applicants must submit the Application for Graduate Admission and the application required for the D.D.S. Or advanced certificate training, and must be accepted by both of the concerned units in order to participate in a combined program.

Ph.D.: Applicants must hold a B.S., D.D.S., or D.M.D. degree, or the equivalent, with a strong background in basic sciences, including two years of chemistry (inorganic, organic, and biological chemistry), one year of biology, and one year of physics.

Oral Biology, Ph.D./Dentistry, D.D.S. - Oral Biology, Ph.D./Dentistry, Certificate

Applicants may apply for a combined D.D.S./Ph.D. or advanced certificate training/Ph.D. by making simultaneous application for graduate study in Oral Biology and for admission to the School of Dentistry and to the certificate programs. Applicants must submit the Application for Graduate Admission and the application required for the D.D.S. or advanced certificate training, and must be accepted by both of the concerned units in order to participate in a combined program.

Program Name

Oral Biology
(Dentistry)

Leading to the
degree of

M.S., Ph.D.

Major Code

0615

Address

13-089 CHS
Box 951668
Los Angeles, CA 90095-1668

Phone

(310) 825-1955

Email

mdingman@dentistry.ucla.edu

Website

www.dentistry.ucla.edu/learning/graduate-programs-oral-biology