Master of Science Degree in Biomaterials Science
The Master of Science in Biomaterials Sciences is a fully accredited degree program 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 Laboratory and the Hard Tissue Research Unit.
Master of Science in Biomaterials Sciences course material covers the properties, architecture, structure , function, and interactivity of the full range of biomaterials used in medicine and dentistry. Courses fall into the following broad categories:
- Materials science: principles of biomaterial science, metals, ceramics, polymers, bioceramics
- Imaging: electron microscopy, optical microscopy, image analysis
- Methodology: experimental design, research methods, physical methods
- Integrated disciplines, such as the biomaterials-tissue interface
- Award of the Master of Science in Biomaterials Sciences requires 36 credit hours of course work plus completion and defense of a thesis based on original research.
- Full-time students typically complete the program in 2 to 2-1/2 years, part-time students in 3 to 3-1/2 years; all requirements must be satisfied within 5 years of registration.
- Most courses are held during early evening hours to accommodate students with other responsibilities (such as a job).
For more information on course content, program requirements, and how to apply to the program, click on the links below:
Master of Science in Biomaterials Sciences Curriculum
Master of Science Student Handbook
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Department of Biomaterials and Biomimetics Lab Facilities
Applying to the Master of Science in Biomaterials Sciences Program