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Oral Biology

With a Master of Science in Oral Biology, you’ll be prepared for career opportunities in academia, industry, or scientific research. The degree is also an outstanding preparation for entering advanced graduate programs, such as the PhD program in Oral Biology and Maxillofacial Pathology.

By choosing to earn your master’s in oral biology from The Dental College of Georgia at Augusta University, you’ll be a part of a school that is committed to conducting groundbreaking research in the diagnosis, prevention, and treatment of dental and oral health-related diseases.

Oral Biology is for you if you consider yourself

Analytical and Strategic
Innovative and Cutting-edge



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What You'll Study


Students in Augusta University’s Master of Science in Oral Biology program will complete 36 credit hours, which can be accomplished in a minimum of five semesters or a maximum of 15 semesters.

The Oral Biology program was founded on the idea that most faculty would have dual degrees in clinical dentistry and basic science, creating a strong connection between the biomedical sciences and clinical care.

Curriculum | Admissions Criteria | Tuition and Fees | Application Deadlines

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Graduate School Advantage

Augusta University's graduate programs are among the best in the nation – and the world – and our graduate students are our most valuable assets. To ensure that our students earn more than a degree, the Graduate School offers a range of opportunities so they can develop the leadership, communication and personal skills needed for a rewarding life and academic, research or professional career.

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About the Graduate School

Experience-based Education

Outside the Classroom

The Dental College of Georgia collaborates with other units and universities worldwide to perform innovative, multidisciplinary research in dental and oral health-related diseases, providing students with engaging opportunities to interact with researchers and their projects.

A seminar series offered by the Center for Excellence in Research, Scholarship, and Innovation exposes students to the latest research and advancements.

The Research Table Clinic Day promotes scientific research by allowing students present research in an annual event.

Multidisciplinary Approach

The strong connection between biomedical science and clinical care is emphasized in every class.


Lasting Legacy

Established in 1969, DCG is the state’s only dental college, providing care to nearly 50,000 patients each year.


Broad Research

Faculty research interests include oral cancer, bone metabolism, tissue regeneration, diabetes and hypertension.


Recognized Faculty

Faculty serve in high-profile organizations, on editorial boards for major scientific journals and present groundbreaking research at national meetings.

Your Future

Career Options

With a Master’s in Oral Biology, graduates can progress to dental or non-dental careers in academia, the military or industry, or they can continue their studies by advancing to doctoral programs.  

Overall employment in dental fields is expected to grow 8 percent from 2020 to 2030. The median salary for someone in a career related to oral biology is $178,800.

Admissions Criteria at a Glance

GPA: Overall GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale at the Baccalaureate level calculated on all undergraduate and graduate work attempted.

Degree Requirement: Minimum of a Bachelor’s degree or equivalent from an accredited college or university.

Transcripts: Official transcripts are required from all universities and colleges ever attended. Unofficial transcripts from US colleges and universities can be used in the admissions review process in lieu of official transcripts for this program.

Standardized Test Requirements: GRE Exam Score (minimum of 290 combined) or a passing score on the INDBE is required.

Letters of Recommendation: Recommendations from three individuals must be submitted through the application portal.

International Students: Please review the verification process for international transcripts and the english proficiency requirement.

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*Tuition & Fees listed here are for in-state students enrolling in the university for Fall 2024 semester.

Detailed Program Tuition Information

Please visit the Graduate School for detailed admission criteria and important application process information.

Application Deadlines

Fall '24 Deadline

  • May 1, 2024

Early submission of all application materials is strongly advised.

All required application materials and documents must be received in order for an application to be considered complete and before an admission decision can be made. The program does not accept applications after the published application deadline, however the program will continue to accept application materials up to 2 weeks after the application deadline.

The Student and Exchange Visitor Information System {SEVIS) Form 1-20 for F-1 student status or Form DS-2019 for Exchange Visitor (J-1) Status cannot be issued by Augusta University for enrollment in this online program.

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Learning Like No Other

Why Augusta?

As Georgia’s only dental college, an oral biology degree from The Dental College of Georgia gets noticed.

Interdisciplinary research opportunities expose you to the latest advances in biomedical science and clinical care.

A state-of-the-art facility located on Augusta University’s Health Sciences Campus puts you at the heart of the university’s research enterprise.

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Capehart named associate dean of DCG

“Dr. Capehart is a bridge-builder who will create coalitions. We are looking forward to his future success,” said DCG Dean Nancy Young.

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DCG faculty honored by Academy of Operative Dentistry

"It is a reflection of the collaborative efforts of my colleagues, mentors, and students who have supported and inspired me throughout my journey."

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Augusta University celebrates its outstanding faculty

"I feel very blessed to be recognized for these efforts, especially when there are so many at this University who are doing such great things."

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Keel honor, MCG and DCG expansions highlight 2024 legislative session

The FY25 budget totals $36.1 billion, including boosting pay for many state employees, while increasing spending on education, healthcare, public safety and mental health.

Learning Like No Other

The Graduate School prepares successful and innovative leaders, scholars, researchers, educators and clinicians to advance their field and impact their community and the world. Currently, The Graduate School offers over 45 graduate degree and advanced certificate programs. The wide range of doctoral, specialist and master’s degree programs, as well as graduate certificate programs offered, provide outstanding training, research, clinical and educational opportunities.