Graduate Courses

Overview of Courses and Timeline Requirements for the MS Degree in Oral Biology

Fall Term - 1st Semester

Course #

Course Title

Number of Credits

ORBIOL 3501

Molecular and Cell Biology Part 1                      

4

ORBIOL 3502

Molecular and Cell Biology Part 2                      

2

ORBIOL 3503

Development, Structure, and Function of Oral Tissues

3               

ORBIOL 3504

Seminar/Journal Club                                                                

1

BIOST 2041

Introduction to Statistical Methods and Research Design

ORBIOL 3505

Directed Research                                                                      

1

Total Credits

Fall Semester

14

Spring Term - 2nd Semester

ORBIOL 3506

Skull Anatomy and Cephalometry

2

ORBIOL 3507

Soft Tissue Head and Neck Anatomy             

4

ORBIOL 3504

Seminar/Journal Club                                                              

1

ORBIOL 3508

Current Topics in Oral Health Research          

1

ORBIOL 3505

Directed Research                                                                      

2

Total Credits

Spring Semester

10

 

Choose Primary Faculty Advisor(s)

 

Summer Term - 3rd Semester

TBD

Elective   

3               

ORBIOL 3505

Directed Research                                                                      

2

INTBP 2290

Scientific Ethics and the Responsible Conduct of Research                                                    

1

ORBIOL 3504

Seminar/Journal Club                                            

1

Total Credits

Summer Semester

7

 

Choose Thesis Committee

 

 

MS Comprehensive Examination

 


Fall Term - 4th Semester

TBD

Elective (if needed)

1-3

ORBIOL 3504

Seminar/Journal Club                                                                

0

ORBIOL 3505

Directed Research                                                                      

1-3

Total Credits

Fall Semester

2-6

Spring Term - 5th Semester

TBD

Elective (if needed)

1-3

ORBIOL 3504

Seminar/Journal Club                                                                

0

ORBIOL 3505

Directed Research                                                    

1-3

Total Credits

Spring Semester

2-6

Summer Term - 6th Semester

TBD

Elective (if needed)

1-3

ORBIOL 3504

Seminar/Journal Club                                                                

0

ORBIOL 3511

Thesis Research     (in graduation term)                               

1-3

Total Credits

Summer Term

2-6

 

Defend Thesis

 

 

Graduation!

 

Color Coding Key: blue = required didactic courses for all MS students; orange = research courses; green = elective didactic courses open to all MS students.

Overview of Courses and Timeline Requirements for the PhD Degree in Oral Biology

Fall Term - 1st Semester

Course #

Course Title

Number of Credits

ORBIOL 3501

Molecular and Cell Biology Part 1                      

4

ORBIOL 3502

Molecular and Cell Biology Part 2                      

2

ORBIOL 3503

Development, Structure, and Function of Oral Tissues

3               

ORBIOL 3504

Seminar/Journal Club                                                                

1

BIOST 2041

Introduction to Statistical Methods and Research Design

ORBIOL 3505

Directed Research                                                                      

1

Total Credits

Fall Semester

14

Spring Term - 2nd Semester

ORBIOL 3506

Skull Anatomy and Cephalometry

2

ORBIOL 3507

Soft Tissue Head and Neck Anatomy             

4

ORBIOL 3504

Seminar/Journal Club                                                              

1

ORBIOL 3508

Current Topics in Oral Health Research          

1

ORBIOL 3505

Directed Research                                                    

3

Required for all students in CR ARCO

ORBIOL 3601

Structural, Compositional and Mechanical Properties of Mineralized Tissues

2

Required for all students in CG ARCO

ORBIOL 3701 

Advanced Statistical Methods                             

3

Total Credits

Spring Semester

13 (CR ARCO)/14 (CG ARCO)

Summer Term - 3rd Semester

ORBIOL 3505

Directed Research                                                                      

6

INTBP 2290

Scientific Ethics and the Responsible Conduct of Research

1

ORBIOL 3504

Seminar/Journal Club                                            

1

Required for all students in CG ARCO

ORBIOL 3702

Craniofacial Genetics                                                                

4

Total Credits

Summer Semester

8 (CR ARCO)/12 (CG ARCO)

 

PhD Preliminary Examination

 

 

Choose Mentor

 

Fall Term - 4th Semester

 

Electives

2

ORBIOL 3603

Human Growth and Development   

3

ORBIOL 3504

Seminar/Journal Club                                                                

1

ORBIOL 3505

Directed Research                                                                      

4

Required for all students in CR ARCO

ORBIOL 3602 

Contemporary Topics on the TMJ                                        

1

Total Credits

Fall Semester

10 (CG ARCO)/11 (CR ARCO)

Spring Term - 5th Semester

 

Electives                 

2

ORBIOL 3504

Seminar/Journal Club                                                                

1

ORBIOL 3505

Directed Research                                                    

3

Total Credits

 

6

Summer Term - 6th Semester

 

Electives (if needed)             

1-3

ORBIOL 3504

Seminar/Journal Club                                                                

1

ORBIOL 3505

Directed Research                                                    

3

Total Credits

 

5-7

Fall Term - 7th Semester

 

Electives (if needed)             

1-3

ORBIOL 3504

Seminar/Journal Club                                                                

0

ORBIOL 3817

Directed Research                                                    

3

Total Credits

 

4-6

Spring Term - 8th Semester

 

Electives (if needed)             

1-3

ORBIOL 3504

Seminar/Journal Club                                                                

0

ORBIOL 3817

Directed Research                                                    

1-3

Required for all students in CR ARCO

OBIOL 3509

Teaching Practicum (Anatomy)

2

Total Credits

 

4-6

 

PhD Comprehensive Examination (in third year)

 

 

Following successful completion of comprehensive examination, formation and approval of a Dissertation committee chair and members.

 

Summer Term - 9th Semester

 

Electives (if needed)             

1-3

ORBIOL 3504

Seminar/Journal Club                                                                

0

ORBIOL 3505

Directed Research                                                    

1-3

Required for all students in CG ARCO

ORBIOL 3509

Teaching Practicum (Craniofacial Genetics)

2

Total Credits

 

4-8

 

Defend dissertation proposal and be admitted to PhD candidacy.

 

Following Terms - 10-12th Semesters

ORBIOL 3510

Dissertation Research (in last term)                    

1-3

 

Oral presentation and committee oral defense of dissertation.

 

 

Graduation!

 

Color Coding Key: blue = required didactic courses for all PhD students; orange = directed research courses; purple = required didactic courses for CR ARCO students; red = required didactic courses for CG ARCO students; green = elective didactic courses open to all PhD students.