Henry M. Goldman School of Dental Medicine Department of Molecular and Cell Biology
700 Albany Street, W-201
Boston, Massachusetts, 02118, United States
This program is designated for students who wish to pursue an academic or research-oriented career. The research project is conducted with Oral Biology faculty in the Department of Molecular & Cell Biology. The DSc program is geared towards dentists who have previous educational experience in biological sciences; the doctor of science program may be combined with a clinical specialty (CAGS) program. Candidates with non-clinical degrees (BS or MS) may also be accepted.
Doctoral Degree, D.Sc., Doctor of Science in Oral Biology
Professor, Department of Molecular and Cell Biology
Students are required to fully participate in the research activities of the advisor’s laboratory, learning experimental approaches by carrying out specific research protocols related to a dissertation project. In addition to learning appropriate techniques, students are taught how to devise research strategies to answer specific questions, relate the strategy to previous studies, develop testing protocols, and analyze the resulting data. This degree is typically three years in duration for most students and attracts applicants with strong clinical backgrounds and whose scientific backgrounds may not be as strong as required for admission to the PhD Program, but who think that biological research could become a component of future professional activities. Some laboratory research experience is preferable, but not always required, depending on the previous coursework and experience of the applicant.