Dental Biomaterials


To find out more about our program or ask a question, please email us or contact:

Dr. David Berzins
Dental Biomaterials
Wehr Physics Building, Room 113A
Marquette University
P.O. Box 1881
Milwaukee, WI 53201-1881
(414) 288-5690

Dental Biomaterials program

The M.S. program in Dental Biomaterials is offered to individuals who want to pursue advanced study in dental biomaterials. A major component of the program is conducting a research project, culminating in the successful completion of a master’s thesis and defense.

The curriculum is structured to provide a broad overview of the use of materials science in dentistry (Read more).

Courses cover topics such as:

  • Metallurgy
  • Ceramics
  • Polymers
  • Mechanical behavior
  • Cements
  • Experimental techniques as they apply to dental biomaterials

Training in methods, techniques and instrumentation used in dental biomaterials research are also extended to students.

Application information

An online application is available on the Graduate School’s website.

Application requirements

  • A completed Marquette Graduate School online application and application fee.
  • Official transcripts from all current and previous colleges except Marquette University
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • Undergraduate and/or dental school GPA and class ranks
  • TOEFL score or other acceptable proof of English proficiency (International Students)
  • GRE scores (general test only)

Frequently asked questions

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Who typically applies or enrolls in the dental biomaterials M.S. program?

Although not exclusive to the following, past applicants have been U.S. and international dental school graduates; dental hygiene and dental technology graduates with a strong science background; non-dental students with a background in science or engineering; and students wanting to improve their credentials for subsequent application to dental, medical or Ph.D. programs.

How long is the dental biomaterials M.S. program?

The program may be completed in two academic years.

What is the dental biomaterials tuition?

The tuition is listed on the Tuition and Costs webpage. During the course of two years, students take approximately 32 credit hours.

Is financial aid available?

Applicants are advised to consult the Graduate School Financial Aid website. Teaching assistantships in the dental biomaterials program are not typically available. Research assistantships are occasionally available, but rely on current funding status of program faculty.

When is the application deadline?

There is no strict deadline, but applicants are encouraged to have their complete application submitted by February to be considered for the fall entry class. Spring semester entry is possible every other year (odd years).

Is the GRE required for admission to the dental biomaterials program?

The GRE is not required for admission, but is highly recommended.


David Berzins

Dr. David Berzins, B.S., Ph.D.
Professor and Graduate Program Director for Biomaterials

Research profile

   Jeffrey M. Toth

Dr. Jeffrey M. Toth, B.S. Eng., Ph.D., FAIMBE

Professor of Biomaterials and Associate Dean for Research

Research profile

Graduate students

Amal Bukhari

Amal Bukhari

 Ryan Huynh

Ryan Huynh

 Vidya Subramanian

Vidya Subramanian