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The Master of Science in Biomaterials Science is offered by the New York University Graduate School of Arts and Science and located on the campus of the New York University College of Dentistry. The program consists of a core curriculum plus electives that are administered and taught by the faculty of the College of Dentistry’s Department of Biomaterials and Biomimetics taking full advantage of the Department’s comprehensive laboratory facilities, including the Calcium Phosphate Research Laboratory and the Hard Tissue Research Unit. Information on the program, facilities, and faculty can be found at www.nyu.edu/gsas/program/biomaterials/
The mission of the program is to provide education and training in biomaterials science and state-of the art technology while ultimately contributing to improving human health through biomaterials-based treatment modalities.
The goals of this program are to:
• Provide students with state of the art knowledge and training in biomaterials science that will prepare them for careers in research and development in academia and industry;
• Enhance the students’ understanding of biomaterials-based treatment modalities by providing them with a broad background in biomaterials structure, fabrication, function and interactions with cells and tissues; and
• Serve as a basis for further advanced studies, e.g. Ph.D. programs in biology, physical and health sciences
Courses offered by the department include the following:
BIOM-GA.1000 3 credits
Principles of Biomaterials Science
BIOM-GA.1001 3 credits
Metal and Ceramic Biomaterials
BIOM-GA.1002 3 credits
Polymers & Biopolymers
BIOM-GA.1003 3 credits
BIOM-GA.1004 2 credits
Testing Methods in Biomaterials
BIOM-GA.1005 3 credits
Biomaterials-Tissue Interface I
BIOM-GA.1006 3 credits
Biomaterials-Tissue Interface II
BIOM-GA.1007 2 credits
Degradation of Biomaterials
BIOM-GA.1008 3 credits
Introduction to Electron Microscopy
BIOM-GA.1011 3 credits
Physical & Chemical Methods in Biomaterials
BIOM-GA.1012 3 credits
ExperimentalDesign in Biomaterials Research I
BIOM-GA.1013 2 credits
Experimental Design in Biomaterials Research II
BIOM-GA.1015 3 credits
Seminars in Biomaterials
BIOM-GA.1016 4 credits
BIOM-GA.1017 3 credits
Complex Material Systems
BIOM-GA.2000 1-4 credits
Readings in Biomaterials and Biomimetic
BIOM-GA.2001 2 credits
Introduction to Research
BIOM-GA.3000 2-6 credits
Research in Biomaterials
All students will conduct thesis research as part of this program, and will have a faculty advisor from the Department of Biomaterials and Biomimetics. The advisor is assigned by the program director, taking into account the consideration of the student’s preferences as well as those of potential advisors and active research areas currently pursued by department faculty.
The M.S. Degree Program in Biomaterials Science is fully accredited.
Length of the Program
Completion of the M.S. program in Biomaterials Science requires 36 credit hours of course work as well as completion and acceptance of a research thesis based on the student’s original work. The time required to complete the program is not specified and will vary as it is affected by time commitment, motivation and the uncertainties of research. Most of the didactic portion of the program for full time students can be completed over approximately two regular semesters (one academic year). The research for the thesis will overlap with the didactic program. A full time student can complete the program, including research, in approximately two academic years.
Director of Graduate Studies: John L. Ricci, Ph. D
Program Co-director: Mitchell S. Pines, D.D.S.
Admission to the Master's Program in Biomaterials Science in the New York University Graduate School of Arts and Sciences is open to applicants who hold a Bachelors Degree (or equivalent foreign credentials, DDS, DMD or MD) and who show promise of superior scholarly achievement. To gain admission, an applicant should have a distinguished academic record, superior GRE scores, strong recommendations, and well-articulated research goals.
Information on application to the program can be found under the “Admissions Information” heading on the www.nyu.edu/gsas/program/biomaterials/ web page, where there is a link to the “Admissions and Application Page” of the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences. The application process can be completed on-line.
Master of Science in Biomaterial Handbook
Applicants can also contact the Program Administrator: