Biomaterials Science (MS)

Program Description

The MS degree in Biomaterials Science is awarded by the New York University College of Dentistry (NYU Dentistry) with courses offered by the NYU Dentistry Department of Molecular Pathobiology, Division of Biomaterials and Regenerative Biology.

The mission of the program is to provide education and training in biomaterials science and immersion in state-of the art technology, while ultimately contributing to improving human health through biomaterials-based treatment modalities.

The Department is located at the New York University College of Dentistry, a world-class craniofacial research and healthcare institution, and the largest dental school in the world. The Biomaterials Division within the Department of Molecular Pathobiology is uniquely positioned to build upon its existing strengths in biomaterials fabrication, characterization, and testing to achieve the goals of the program and to bridge the gap between bench top research and clinical application. Our new, state-of-the-art facility is located on First Avenue between E. 25th and E. 26th Streets.

Program Overview

The program includes the study of basic material properties and structure of a full range of biomaterials used in medicine and dentistry. The biologic interactions of these materials related to their composition, surface, architectural features and function; and the methods employed to investigate structure, function, and biologic interactions are presented and explored.

Three degree options are available to students depending on their future intentions and requirements:

  • One-year non-thesis option
  • Two-year thesis option
  • Two-year non-thesis option


See Master's Degree Programs for admission requirements and instructions specific to this program.