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Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D) in Oral Health Sciences University of Washington




Course info


The Oral Health Sciences PhD program usually requires five years. Students are expected to devote the full twelve-month year to their graduate work (allowing time for vacation and holidays). Graduate students will have the opportunity to assist in the teaching program of the department as a practical means of gaining experience in the presentation of lectures and laboratory work. Some opportunities exist to teach to dental and graduate students.

Courses Requirements

The course requirement is a minimum of 90 credits (including at least 27 credits of thesis). Through their coursework, students are expected to gain proficiency in one or more basic biologic sciences and to master modern biological approaches in addition to gaining expertise in the subject area of oral and craniofacial sciences. At least 15 credit hours must come from courses in departments other than Oral Health Sciences. These will include courses offered through the Molecular and Cell Biology Program and courses selected to match the basic science interests of the student. Cross-disciplinary training in Bioengineering is also available. Courses in the School of Public Health such as the Epidemiology series are also available to students interested in Dental Public Health research. All graduate students are also expected to attend and participate in departmental seminars (OHS 575).

Course options

Here are the different ways in which you can study Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D) in Oral Health Sciences.

Full Time (90 credit hours)

Tuition fees

$33,400.00 (24,47,719) per year


21-Jun-21, 29-Sep-21


University of Washington

Schmitz Hall, 1410 NE Campus Parkway,



98195, United States

Entry requirement for international students

Applicants must have either a baccalaureate or a professional degree from a dental or medical school. Research experience is highly desired.

The following minimums are required:

7.0 on the IELTS

92 on the TOEFL ibt

237 on the TOEFL C

580 on the TOEFL (paper)

90 on the MLT

* Please check with your chosen school for the exact entry requirements for your programme.

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