Ph.D. Degree Program
The University of Maryland's Ph.D. in Oral Pathology program is a fully accredited graduate school experience that is four to five years in length.
This program leads to a Doctor of Philosophy degree in Oral and Experimental Pathology. During the first two years, the students participate in didactic courses in the basic and clinical sciences. They are also introduced to the department's clinical practice and research endeavors. The remaining two years include mastery research leading to a Ph.D. dissertation. If enrolled in the combined fully accredited residency and Ph.D. the students function as prosectors during two summer sessions in anatomic pathology and residents in surgical pathology at the University Hospital.
Master’s Degree Program
The master’s program from UMB’s Department of Oncology and Diagnostic Sciences provides broad training in oral and experimental pathology. Students admitted to the program have obtained at least a dental degree. During the first year, the students participate in didactic courses in the basic biomedical sciences and are introduced to the department’s clinical practice and research endeavors. The second year includes mastery of research leading to the master thesis. There is also a three-year combined residency in Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology and Master in Oral and Experimental Pathology option (candidates need to apply to both the Dental School and the Graduate School).
How to Apply
To apply, submit the online application and all required documents to the Graduate School along with the required nonrefundable application fee.
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Dates and Deadlines
The application deadline for the MS and PhD is 3 months prior to the start of each semester (rolling).