MSD in Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery

A limited number of candidates are accepted into the MSD program. Candidates applying for this program must have completed a Certificate of Advanced Graduate Study in Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery or international equivalent.

The program is at least one year in duration and does not involve participation in oral and maxillofacial surgery clinical care. The program requires that candidates complete a major research effort related to oral and maxillofacial surgery and/or oral biology. This research is usually conducted in conjunction with research faculty of the University. The goal is for students to develop the ability to focus, analyze, and organize complex data to address an issue in a way that contributes to the literature.

SDM OS 990 Research: Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery

Completion is not tracked by unit accumulation but by successful completion of individual courses and duration requirements.

Other coursework may be assigned at the discretion of the research advisor and the department chair.


For application to the MSD program, please use the post-doctoral application support service (PASS) for admissions. Applications may be obtained by contacting PASS directly at 202-289-8123 or 800-353-2237; or PASS, 1400 K Street, NW, Suite 1100B, Washington, D.C. 20005-2403; or by visiting their website.