A PhD in Oral and Craniofacial Sciences (OCS) is administered through the UCSF School of Dentistry. This PhD degree program is available to non-professional students with a strong commitment to research related to oral and craniofacial research, as well as DDS degree holders and other health professionals. Our program provide and outstanding education, with collaborations and interactions across UCSF to provide outstanding training for future academic, professional and research leaders.
As part of the Admissions process, PhD students are required to submit:
•Statement of purpose (one page, single spaced)
•Three letters of recommendation (usually from professors who are familiar with your research experience)
•Original transcripts from all schools attended.
•GRE scores (no older than 5 years)
•Original TOEFL scores (If English is not your native language)
•Completed Graduate Division application by December 1. The application form is available at https://gradapplication.ucsf.edu/ .
Roger Mraz, OGRA Program Administrator
Office of Graduate and Research Affairs
513 Parnassus Ave., S-619A
San Francisco, CA 94143-0430
email: Roger.Mraz@ucsf.edu 
- Comprehensive Oral Health Research Training Program (COHORT) 
- DDS-Master's in Clinical Research (DDS-MCR) 
- The Center to Address Disparities in Children's Oral Health (CAN DO) 
- Program in Craniofacial and Mesenchymal Biology