Table 1

Timeline for students pursuing M.A. degree in science and dental education

Year 1Year 2Year 3Year 4
Fall and Spring: Basic Science CurriculumSpring:
  • Presentation of AoC options to students

  • Student interest in Dental Education AoC expressed

  • Students interviewed by faculty

  • Student notified of decision on acceptance to program

Fall:
  • Students enroll in TC courses

Spring:
  • Students enroll in TC courses

  • Proposal for integrative project prepared

Summer:
  • Students enroll in TC courses

  • Data collection for integrative project

  • Students apply for admission to TC

Fall:
  • Students enroll in TC courses

  • Work continued on integrative project

Spring:
  • Students enroll in TC courses

  • Students complete and submit integrative project

  • Presentation of project to administrators and/or at annual research day

  • Degree awarded

  • Note: Students have the option of extending the program to allow additional time for completion of all requirements. Students who choose this option may continue to take courses in the summer and fall after completion of the D.D.S. degree and receive the M.A. degree in October or May.