Division of Clinical Epidemiology, Kyushu Dental University



For applicants who wish to engage in clinical epidemiological research

We recommend the four-year doctoral degree program leading to a doctoral degree (Ph.D.) for students wishing to study dental clinical epidemiology to solve research questions in clinical practice settings.

Research at the Graduate School of Dentistry

Research topics will be designed by the individual student based on clinical questions, and data from dental practice settings will be collected and analyzed. As a typical case, clinical research in the first year will be designed through lectures and on-the-job training classes. In the second year, Institutional Review Board (IRB)-approved research will be initiated, while in the third year, data analyzation will be conducted and preparation for the student's thesis will proceed. Students able to demonstrate steady progress may be eligible to study overseas for a certain period in the third or fourth year.

Expected career course

Dentist-scientist, international postdoctoral fellow, clinical epidemiology researchers, and educators.


The Division has two application periods (summer and winter) each year.
Please check the Kyushu Dental University website for details.

Application: http://www.kyu-dent.ac.jp/admissions/gs/application
Graduate School of Dentistry: http://www.kyu-dent.ac.jp/english/departments/gs

Interview before the submission of your application

Applicants must be interviewed in advance of making their application. Please contact the email address below and undergo an interview at least 2 months before submission of your application form. Interview by Skype may be considered for applicants located distantly.


2-6-1, Manazuru, Kokura-kita, Kitakyushu, Fukuoka 803-8580 JAPAN Access
TEL: +81-93-285-3022 FAX: +81-93-285-3170 E-mail: clinical@epidemiology.jp
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