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Combined Orthodontics and PhD applicants

The doctor of philosophy (PhD) in Oral Health Sciences (OHS) is a program of the Horace H. Rackham School of Graduate Studies offered through the School of Dentistry. The primary objective of this program is to train exceptional students to become leaders in academic research in oral health sciences.

The major areas of study include: craniofacial development and anomalies; tissue engineering and regeneration; oral infectious diseases and immunity; mineralized tissue and musculoskeletal disorders; oral-facial sensory and motor functions; and oral and pharyngeal carcinogenesis.

This program is most appropriate for advanced students who hope to eventually join the faculty of a major research institution or dental school.

The combined M.S. in Orthodontics and Ph.D. in Oral Health Sciences (OHS) is a dual degree program. Application and acceptance into both programs is required.

  1. The Orthodontic Graduate Program application is submitted through the Post-doctoral Application Support Service (PASS). The application deadline is September 1. Please click the link that applies to you for detailed information regarding the orthodontic graduate program application process.
    • For domestic (US and Canadian dental students or dental graduates) applicants
    • For international applicants
  2. The Oral Health Sciences Ph.D. Program application is submitted through Rackham School of Graduate Studies. The application deadline is September 1 if you are applying to the combined ortho/PhD program. Please visit the Oral Health Sciences Ph.D. Program admission website for detailed information on how to apply.