About the MSc Program

The Faculty of Dentistry offers advanced study leading to the MSc in Craniofacial Science through one of the following areas of study:

  • Research in Population Health will explore the complex interactions (social, cultural, environmental) that affect the oral health of individuals, communities and populations.
  • Oral health related clinical research includes both interventional and observational studies focusing on the following: disease prevention, diagnosis, risk, treatment, prognosis and health care.
  • Basic science research in the areas of biomaterials, cell biology, developmental biology, microbiology and molecular biology is available.

Applicants must meet minimum admission requirements of the Faculty of Graduate Studies.  Admission to the program is supervisor-availability based.  Completion of the Masters program requires a minimum of 12 credits of course work in addition to the 18 credit thesis course (DENT 599). A minimum of 9 credits must be at the 500-699 level and a maximum of 3 credits can be taken at the 300 or 400 level. Students will normally take DENT 539 (Statistical Methods)and DENT 540 (Research Methods). The program will usually require a minimum of two full academic years; however, an extended program of part-time MSc studies is also available. The program is research-oriented, consisting of didactic courses and original research carried out under supervision. It is not a clinical program leading to clinical specialization, and is unrelated to licensure. In addition, the Faculty provides an opportunity for qualified students to enter combined programs leading to certification in a dental specialty in conjunction with this MSc.

The deadline for fully documented complete applications is February 28th for entry end of August of the same year.