M.Sc. Graduate Program in Dental Sciences
M.Sc. in Dental Sciences
The goal of this program is to train students in research in the dental sciences which comprise a number of disciplines relating to the functioning of the oro-facial complex.
Please consult the Faculty of Dentistry's Graduate Program Coordinator for further details.
M.Sc. in Dental Sciences, Option in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery (OMFS)
If you are applying to the OMFS Program, you should be submitting your application through the Dental Residency Program and not Graduate Studies. The Program you will be applying to is Dental Resident - Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery.
Students registered in the first two years of the OMFS Program are registered as a Dental Residents within the Dental Residency Program and during the final two years are registered as students in the Faculty of Graduate Studies as MSc. - Dental Sciences - Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery students. A residency training program in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery provides a candidate with a comprehensive background for the practice of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery as a specialty.
During the four years of the program the candidate serves as a resident principally at the Montreal General Hospital. Throughout this time, the resident is given increasing responsibility for the care of in-patients and out-patients, as well as being required to fulfill certain basic science courses and other assignments. A research project must be undertaken, followed by a Master's thesis.
The program is open to one candidate per year.
Requirements for the M.Sc. Degree
Students who have successfully completed the D.M.D./D.D.S. degree or a B.Sc. degree with a CPGA of 3.0 in any of the disciplines in the Health Sciences (Anatomy, Biochemistry, Microbiology, and Immunology, Physiology) or related disciplines (Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Psychology) are eligible to apply for admission to a graduate program in the Faculty of Dentistry leading to the M.Sc. in Dental Sciences.
The requirements of the M.Sc. degree can be satisfied by completing:
- Thesis Masters - a program of 45 credits including a thesis, or
- Non-thesis Masters - a program of 45 credits including a project.
Courses below the 500 level may only be taken with special permission from Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies. A student will normally be registered for 15 credits per semester, but not less than 12, to fulfill the requirement for full-time student status.
Students are not permitted to graduate until they have fulfilled the residence requirement (or paid the corresponding fees) in their program. The minimum residence requirement is three full-time terms and students must complete the M.Sc. program within three (3) years of the initial registration.
If the degree is pursued on a less-than full-time basis, it must be completed within five (5) years of initial registration. A candidate is required to pass, with a mark of B- or better, all courses, which have been designated by the department as forming part of the program.