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Oral Biology, Ph.D.

  • Application Deadline
  • 60 months
    Duration
University rank #45 (BCR) Columbus, OH, United States
The oral biology doctoral program is an interdisciplinary program consisting of twenty-nine faculty from three health sciences colleges (dentistry, medicine, and veterinary medicine) and the Comprehensive Cancer Center.
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Overview

The major focus of the program is laboratory-based education in conducting research. Students of the program learn to develop a hypothesis, design logically consistent research protocol, collect and analyze scientific data, and explain scientific findings. Students are educated to understand current and classic scientific facts and principles that, in the broadest sense, relate to the dental and craniofacial region. The program also teaches students how to choose and study significant scientific problems using modern scientific approaches.

The oral biology curriculum ranges from basic cell biology to system biology to biomaterials. All students are expected to be versed in the basics of cell function. 

Graduates of this program will be prepared for research and teaching careers in either a university or non-academic setting. 

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 60 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Intermediate Data Analysis 
  • Current Issues in Biology
  • Professional and Ethical Issues in Biomedical Sciences
  • Oral Biology Laboratory Rotations.
  • Biomaterials
  • Cellular and Molecular Biology
  • Hard Tissue
  • Immunology and Inflammation
  • Microbiology/Microbiome
  • Neuroscience

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    7

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  • Minimum required score:

    79

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  • Minimum required score:

    550

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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 3

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 3 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

General Requirements

Submit documentation that demonstrates fulfillment of the following:

  • A baccalaureate or professional degree (or equivalent foreign credential)
  • A minimum of a 3.0 cumulative GPA (on a 4.0 scale)
  • Prerequisite training that will enable you to pursue your program
  • Standardized test score (GRE or GMAT)

Tuition Fee

  • International

    38181 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 38181 USD per year and a duration of 60 months.
  • National

    34929 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 34929 USD per year and a duration of 60 months.
  • In-State

    12425 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 12425 USD per year and a duration of 60 months.
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Living costs for Columbus

  • 940 - 1520 USD/month
    Living Costs

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