Department of Oral and Craniofacial Sciences

Graduate Programs



















The Department of Oral and Craniofacial Sciences offers MS and Interdisciplinary PhD graduate programs. Select one of the links below to learn more about which program might be the right career enhancement or educational opportunity for you.

To enhance your educational experience, you might consider the Master of Science in Oral and Craniofacial Sciences.

If you are a dentist considering an academic career or a scientist looking for an opportunity to link basic science with clinical research, you might consider our Interdisciplinary Ph.D. Program.

If you are interested in dentistry and research, you might consider our Dual Degree DDS/PhD Program.

Erin Liljequist
For questions about the Graduate Programs contact


Brittany Carpenter
Danielle Gilbert

Whitney Hewitt
Matthew McCoy

Andrew McDonald
Cassandra McKenzie
Michael Ponikvar
Rachel Reed
Kristen Sander
Steven Shaw
Kip Sterling
Lori Tima


Affiliated Ph.D. Students:

  Name: Coordinating Discipline: Co-Discipline: 2nd Co-Discipline
  Rachel Weiler Chemistry Pharmaceutical Sciences Oral and Craniofacial Sciences


Contact Info

Mailing Address:
UMKC School of Dentistry - Oral and Craniofacial Sciences
650 E. 25th St., Room 3154
Kansas City, Missouri 64108

Office Phone & Fax:
Phone: 816-235-5467
Fax: 816-235-5524