This three-year track leads to a master of medical sciences (MMSc) degree in oral biology with a certificate in Dental Public Health awarded concurrently with the Faculty of Medicine of Harvard University upon successful completion of all requirements. This track is suitable for dentists seeking to obtain a master’s degree and DPH certificate in order to take the specialty board exam.
This track leads to a doctor of medical science degree in oral biology with a certificate in Dental Public Health awarded by the Faculty of Medicine of Harvard University and requires a minimum of four years of study. The course requirements and the depth of the research experience are substantially greater for DMSc candidates—the degree is consistent with the expectations for a Harvard doctoral-level degree. Dentists in this track obtain the DPH certificate and are qualified to take the specialty board exam.
The goal of the Advanced Graduate Education Program in Dental Public Health is to improve the oral health of populations through the education of dental public health specialists. This two-year certificate program is for dentists with an accredited master’s degree in public health (MPH) or equivalent degree.