Graduate Programs

Student Learning Outcomes

Doctor of Philosophy in Dental Science (Ph.D.)

The graduate of the Ph.D. program will be prepared to:

  1. demonstrate an in-depth understanding of the biology of the oral cavity;
  2. demonstrate the principles/mechanisms pertinent to human physiology and disease;
  3. demonstrate competency in performing complex scientific literature searches;
  4. write a detailed grant proposal;
  5. express scientific material, including original research data, in both oral and written form;
  6. demonstrate skills in critical thinking; and
  7. plan and undertake independent research.