VCU School of Dentistry is a powerhouse of oral health research, rivaling many of the nation’s top dental schools in funding and scientific publications. Affiliated with a National Cancer Institute-designated cancer center and major academic medical center, our M.S. and Ph.D. graduate research programs focus on cancer, bacterial infection and inflammation and bioengineering in order to eradicate disease and improve lives.

Our programs are housed in the Philips Institute for Oral Health Research located on the medical campus at Virginia Commonwealth University. We are in close proximity to, and collaborate with the Massey Cancer Center, an National Cancer Institute (NCI) designated cancer center, VCU School of Medicine, VCU School of Dentistry and the Institute for Engineering and Medicine. Candidates will have the opportunity to work with faculty in these centers.