Research course

DDS/PhD program

University of Texas Health Science Center - San Antonio · University of Texas Health Science Center - San Antonio

Entry requirements

Must be U.S. citizen or permanent resident to be eligible for COSTAR funding. Must be accepted to UTHSCSA dental school and to a Ph.D. program offered by the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences.

Months of entry

October, September, August, July, June, May

Course content

This D.D.S/Ph.D. program offers students the opportunity to obtain a D.D.S. degree and Ph.D. in the focus area of Craniofacial Oral-biology through the School of Dentistry and the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences.

The goal of this program is to train students to become interactive, competitive clinician scientists who can perform sponsored research in dental and craniofacial-related areas as members of a dental school faculty. The Ph.D. degree will be earned in the Graduate School.

The D.D.S./Ph.D. program requires that trainees spend the first three years focusing on the graduate Ph.D. component and to enter the customized dental school training component only after completion of the Ph.D. qualifying exam.

Fees and funding

The COSTAR Training Program provides a stipend, health insurance, research support and 60% support for tuition/fees for selected trainees throughout their Ph.D. and D.D.S. training periods. This support is limited to U.S. citizens or permanent residents.

Qualification and course duration


full time
84 months

Course contact details

Charlotte Anthony