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    Apr 18, 2024  
2023-2024 Augusta University Catalog 
    
2023-2024 Augusta University Catalog

Doctor of Philosophy with a Major in Oral Biology and Maxillofacial Pathology


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Program Overview

The Oral Biology and Maxillofacial Pathology program focuses on biological processes that contribute to normal development and disease processes of the oro-facial complex. Based in the Dental College of Georgia, this interdisciplinary program spans the spectrum of biomedical sciences specialties to include anatomy, physiology, biochemistry, microbiology, pharmacology and pathology. The oral biology investigators have a wide range of research interests including oral cancer, bone metabolism, tissue regeneration, properties and biocompatibility of biomedical materials, oxidative stress and inflammation, diabetes and hypertension.

https://www.augusta.edu/dentalmedicine/academics/departments/oraldiag/

https://www.augusta.edu/gradschool/biomed/phd-oral-bio.php

Program Contact
Regina Messer, PhD
706-721-2031
biomed@augusta.edu
Progression & Graduation Requirements
  • Students are admitted via a common admissions process to the Biomedical Sciences PhD program, not to a specific biomedical major. After completing the first-year common core course work and laboratory rotations, students choose a dissertation research mentor and enter one of nine Doctor of Philosophy majors.
  • The Doctor of Philosophy curriculum is not lock-step; students do not graduate as a class at the end of a specific semester. The average time to degree is approximately five years of full-time, year-round study; acceptable duration of the program is a minimum of three and maximum of seven years. The number and type of advanced (2nd year and beyond) or elective courses vary, and may include courses within the Oral Biology and Maxillofacial Pathology program as well as courses in other disciplines.
  • In addition to specific course requirements, students must complete additional PhD degree requirements, including satisfactory performance on the Comprehensive Examination, development and approval of a research proposal, writing and approval of the doctoral dissertation, and satisfactory performance on the Final Oral Examination (dissertation defense). See PhD Student Guide for additional requirements and details.
Program Length: Maximum of 7 Years
CIP Code: 51.0503
Program Code: DPHIL_OBMP
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Major Courses:


Electives: Minimum 8 Hours


Upper level courses in another discipline or biomedical science major not included on the pre-approved elective listing may be taken as an elective with formal, advanced approval from mentor, program director, The Graduate School (and Office of the Registrar) per the official approval and course substitution process and form submission.

Total Hours for the Degree: 114 - 252 Hours


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