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Pitt School of Dental Medicine Announces New Graduate Programs in Oral Biology

PITTSBURGH, Aug. 31, 2011 – The University of Pittsburgh School of Dental Medicine has established new doctoral and master’s programs in Oral Biology that will be available in the fall of 2012. Applications for the Doctor of Philosophy in Oral Biology program and Master of Science in Oral Biology program will be accepted later this fall.

Concentrations for both graduate-degree programs will focus around two faculty strengths: craniofacial and dental genetics, and craniofacial tissue engineering. These programs will cover a wide range of topics at the molecular, cellular, organismic and clinical levels.

“The students in these new programs will benefit from the innovative work our faculty has done in several important areas of oral biology. This is a dynamic field and we’re excited to offer these new programs,” said Mark P. Mooney, Ph.D., program director and chair, Department of Oral Biology.

The Ph.D. and M.S. programs require the completion of one of the areas of concentration, but the M.S. program is intended to be distinct from the Ph.D. program. A student may complete both degrees. 

Admissions will be considered only for the fall 2012 term. However, early applications are encouraged and offers may be extended to suitably qualified candidates before the application deadline. Interested students should apply by submitting their application materials electronically to the ApplyYourself online application system by January 15. Three to six students will be accepted in both the master’s and doctoral programs each year.

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