College of Dentistry

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Christine Harper

Dean Assistant

College of Dentistry

Dental Science Building

800 Rose St.

Lexington, KY 40536-0297

257-4619

The College of Dentistry offers Master of Science degree programs in Orofacial Pain, Orthodontics, and Periodontics. The goal of the Masters degree program is to educate scholars who are clinically sophisticated and well grounded in research and the biological basis of clinical practice. The program is designed to provide graduates with clinical proficiency in a specialty area, research experience, and exposure to the fundamentals of teaching in dentistry.  

Master's Program Description

The goal of the Master of Science degree program is to produce graduates who are clinically adept, wellgrounded in research and the biological basis of dentistry and prepared to function at a high level of accomplishment in clinical practice and academic dentistry. The program is interdisciplinary. Faculty members are drawn from the College of Dentistry clinical and graduate faculty, and from departments throughout the University of Kentucky. Only students of high academic standing will be accepted into this program, which requires didactic, clinical, and research training. All of these elements are integrated throughout the program. All students receive teaching experience in anticipation of full- or part-time academic involvement after graduation.

Master's Application Requirements

Dentistry Master's (MS) Degree - Application Requirements
CV Upload Required Yes
CV Instructions Include type of position, skills, experience, and background and any special interests or areas of focus. Include relevant courses and skills/knowledge learned, special projects, G.P.A. honors, awards, scholarships, thesis, research projects, extracurricular activities. List experiences, internships, volunteer activities, fieldwork, student teaching, etc.
Personal Statement Upload Required Yes
Personal Statement Instructions How and when did you become interested in the field? Why are you interested? What are your career goals? What have you learned? How? Which classes, books, ideas, or individuals have been most influential, and why? How will your education thus far benefit you in graduate school?
Writing Upload Required No
Writing Upload Instructions N/A
Assistantship App Available* No
Assistantship App URL* N/A
Additional Instructions In the "Plan of Study" section, please select Dentistry as your program, and then choose "Periodontology", "Orthodontics", or "Orofacial Pain" in the "Program-specific information" drop-down below.
GRE or GMAT GRE
GRE Subject Test No
Spring App Deadline Applications not accepted.
Summer App Deadline Applications not accepted.
Fall App Deadline

October 1 - Orofacial Pain

August 31 - Othrodontics

July 30 - Periodontoloty

Number of Recommendations 3 Letters of Recommendation.

*Optional - you may upload a blank document, if you do not intend to apply for assistance.

Program requirements may change at any time. Contact the DGS of your intended program to confirm requirements.

Admission Officer Contact Information

Vivian Bowling

201A Gillis Building
859-257-4619
vivian.bowling@uky.edu


Contact

Christine Harper

Dean Assistant

College of Dentistry

Dental Science Building

800 Rose St.

Lexington, KY 40536-0297

257-4619

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