Prospective Students

PhD in Oral Biology

Welcome to Ohio State’s Oral Biology PhD Program

The Ohio State University Oral Biology PhD Program is an interdisciplinary program at one of the most comprehensive health sciences center in America, with faculty from the Colleges of Dentistry, Medicine and Veterinary Medicine, as well as other units on campus.

It focuses on the structure, development and function of the tissues of the oral cavity; the interrelationships of these tissues with other organ systems; and the materials used to restore them. As a student you will have the opportunity to participate in outstanding research in such areas as cancer research, the chemical senses, psychoneuroimmunology, microbial pathogenesis, oral infectious disease, biomaterials and molecular genetics.

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

At a Glance

Degree and training programs: PhD, Dual Degree (DDS/PhD), Dental Clinical Specialty/PhD, Comprehensive Training in Oral and Craniofacial Sciences Program (Postdoctoral)

Degrees granted: PhD (typical length 5 years), DDS/PhD (typical length 7 years)

Number admitted each year: 1-3

Application deadline: Jan. 15

Fellowship consideration: Jan. 15

PASS application: no

International students: yes