The Master of Science program in oral science requires a minimum of 30 s.h. of graduate credit, including 21 s.h. of course work, 9 s.h. of independent research leading to a thesis, and a final examination. M.S. students must spend at least two years in full-time residence at the University of Iowa.

Students pursuing the M.S. normally must be enrolled in a clinical specialty training program offered by a College of Dentistry department. Students should complete the M.S. and the clinical specialty training program in three years of study.

Applicants to the M.S. program must meet the admission requirements of the Graduate College. Applicants whose first language is not English must score at least 81 (internet-based) on the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL); they also may be asked to take the Test of Spoken English.

A personal interview may be requested.

Programs normally begin July 1 each year.