2010-2011 Georgia Health Sciences University Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]
Master of Science in Oral Biology
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About the Program
The Department of Oral Biology and Maxillofacial Pathology offers master of science and doctoral degrees. The program’s goals are to:
- provide research opportunities applying the scientific method to an oral health problem and
- provide graduate-level didactic instruction in the basic sciences.
For students with a clinical degree, the research component and didactic instruction enhance understanding of the clinical courses in dental specialty residency programs.
Apply online at www.georgiahealth.edu/Admissions or contact:
Office of Academic Admissions
170 Kelly Building–Administration
Georgia Health Sciences University
Augusta, Georgia 30912
Toll free: 800-519-3388
Students accepted as full time students into the program may be eligible for a Graduate Research Assistantship (GRA), which provides a competitive stipend ($23,000 for the 2010/2011 year) as well as a reduced tuition fee of only $25 per semester. Graduate Research Assistants also receive, at no cost to them, single-person health insurance under the GHSU student group policy. A limited number of GRA packages will be awarded on a competitive basis to applicants with exemplary qualifications. Students are responsible for paying standard student fees each semester. Continuation of an assistantship is contingent on the availability of funds and on satisfactory academic progress.
Completed Online Application for Graduate Programs
Application Fee: please check the Office of Admission website: http://www.georgiahealth.edu/Admissions/
Application Deadlines: March 1 ‐ FALL entry ‐ Deadline is March 1 for international applicants. May 1‐ FALL entry ‐ Deadline is May 1 for all other applicants.
Note: Applications and supporting materials received after the program deadline will be considered on a space‐available basis.
Minimum Degree Requirement and Official Transcripts: Bachelor’s degree or equivalent from an accredited college or university.
Official transcripts are required from all universities and colleges ever attended. Only in the case of transcripts from international colleges/universities will an official course‐by‐course transcript evaluation based on official transcripts and documents be accepted in lieu of an official transcript.
Official transcripts should be sent to GHSU’s Office of Academic Admission as part of your “Admissions Packet.” To remain official, all transcripts must remain in the original, unopened, sealed and stamped/signed envelope from the Registrar’s office of the issuing institution. Alternatively, transcripts can be mailed to GHSU’s Office of Academic Admission directly from the Registrar’s office of the issuing institution.
Transcript/Credential Evaluation of Foreign Transcripts: An official, professional course‐by‐course evaluation based on official transcripts and documents is required for all foreign educational transcripts and documents from one of the following three credentials evaluation services: Josef Silny & Associates, Inc., World Education Services (WES), Educational Credential Evaluators, Inc. (ECE). Official evaluations based on unofficial transcripts, documents, or copies will not satisfy this requirement.
References: Recommendations from three individuals are required. Referees should be individuals (usually college professors) qualified to critically assess the applicants prior academic, employment, artistic, research and/or clinical experience and qualifications (as applicable) as well as the applicants potential as a graduate student in the field/program selected.
Graduate reference forms and letters can be submitted online only. Applicants list names and provide information for three individuals as references during the online application process. Once the application is submitted, each referee will receive an email directing them to complete the online reference form. The completed reference form will then be forwarded to the Office of Academic Admissions via the online application system, CollegeNet. An applicant wishing to change a reference letter after the application has been submitted must log into his/her CollegeNet account and change the name and contact information for the reference.
GRE Requirement: Minimum combined Verbal and Quantitative score of 900. Official GRE scores are required (only the General GRE test is required).
All official GRE scores must be submitted to GHSU’s OAA directly from the Education Testing Service (ETS) and must be less than five years old. The institution code for submission of GRE scores to GHSU is 5406. Please do not select a department code.
National Dental Board Exam (NDBE) Part I with a minimum score of 80 will be accepted in place of GRE exam scores; test must be taken within the last 5 years.
TOEFL Exam Scores: Minimum score of 550 paper‐based, 213 computer based or 79 internet based.
Official Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) test scores are required for applicants whose first language is not English. The institution code for submission of TOEFL scores to GHSU is 5406. Please do not select a department code.
Exemption from the TOEFL requirement is allowed for graduate students who submit proof of earning a baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited U.S. college/university where English is the language of instruction.
Program Specific Requirements
No additional requirments
GPA: Minimum overall undergraduate GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale.
* Substitutions and/or waivers of minimum requirements must first be supported and approved at the program level and then formally approved by the Dean of the College of Graduate Studies.
* While every effort is made to maintain this information as current, it may be subject to change. Please check with GHSU’s Office of Academic Admission for recent updates.
* Applications deferred to another semester are subject to all admission requirements and program requirements in effect for the semester to which they are deferred.
Estimated Tuition and Fees
For estimated tuition and fees, please see the Tuition and Fees section of this catalog.