Curriculum

 

Our M.S. program pairs an excellent curriculum with seminar programs and opportunities to present at our annual research day.

Students will take 22 required credits and 12 research credits.

Course

Title

Hours

Required core courses

 

MICR 505

Immunobiology

3

MICR 515

Principles of Molecular Microbiology

3

MICR 607

Techniques in Molecular Biology and Genetics

2

MICR 608

Introduction to Microbiology and Immunology Research I

4

MICR 609

Introduction to Microbiology and Immunology Research II

4

MICR 690

Microbiology Research Seminar (taken each fall and spring semester; minimum four credits)

4

IBMS 600

Laboratory Safety

1

OVPR 601

Scientific Integrity

1

Thesis research

 

OCMB 705

Oral Biology Directed Research

12

 

Students will select seven credits from the following classes. This must be done in consultation with their thesis advisor or the program director

Course

Title

Hours

Elective courses

 

Select at least seven credits from the following:

7

DENS 524

Evidence-based Dentistry and Critical Thinking I

 

DENS 619

Evidence-based Dentistry and Critical Thinking II

 

HGEN 631

Advanced Dental Genetics

 

MICR 513

Infection and Immunity (Dentistry)

 

OCMB 701

An Introduction to Oral Biology

 

OCMB 702

Oral Pathogenesis

 

OCMB 704

Oral Biology Seminar Series (Up to 2 credits)

 

Research

Thesis opportunities exist in the Philips Institute for Oral Health Research { https://philipsinstitute.vcu.edu/research/}. More clinically focused research opportunities exist in our specialty departments