Dentistry

Note: Admissions to the Ph.D. (Ad Hoc) have been suspended; no new applications to this program will be accepted. Please contact the department for further details.

Programs | Application Procedures and Deadlines

Dentistry

Location

  • Faculty of Dentistry
  • 2001 McGill College Avenue, Suite 500
  • Montreal QC H3A 1G1
  • Canada
  • Telephone: 514-398-7203
  • Fax: 514-398-8900
  • Website: www.mcgill.ca/dentistry

About Dentistry

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.

For the Thesis Master’s in Dental Sciences, we aim to train students to:

  1. perform a literature review;
  2. identify important issues in a specific field and understand the scientific approach to research questions;
  3. carry out a scientific study and appropriately manage its data;
  4. appreciate the ethics involved in animal and/or human research; and
  5. express oneself clearly in science (when speaking and writing).

M.Sc. in Dental Sciences, Option in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery

A residency training program in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery provides candidates with a comprehensive background for the practice of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery as a specialty.

During the four years of the program, candidates serve as residents principally at the Montreal General Hospital. During this time, residents are given increasing responsibility for the care of in-patients and out-patients, as well as being required to fulfil 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.

Ph.D. (Ad Hoc)

The Faculty of Dentistry also offers the possibility of directly entering a Ph.D. program on an ad hoc basis, or, with the permission of the supervisor and the approval of the Graduate Program Director, exceptional students may transfer from the M.Sc. to the ad hoc Ph.D. program.

Master of Science (M.Sc.); Dental Sciences (Thesis) (45 credits)

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.

Master of Science (M.Sc.); Dental Sciences (Thesis) — Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery (46 credits)

McGill University, through the Faculty of Dentistry and the McGill University Health Centre, offers an advanced education program in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery. The program is fully accredited by the Canadian Dental Association Accreditation Committee. It is a four-year program and commences on July 1 of each year.

Master of Science (M.Sc.); Dental Sciences (Non-Thesis) (45 credits)

This non‐thesis M.Sc. program offers students the possibility to explore new information on various research topics to supplement existing education. Students are able to "sample" various research areas without committing to a specific research topic or project by entering either the Basic Science stream or the Clinical and Populational Health stream. All non-thesis students are encouraged to seek voluntary and summer research opportunities with researchers in the Faculty to further their research experience.

This program provides students a great opportunity to clarify their interests, connect with faculty members, and engage with their cutting-edge research programs to seek additional career and training options (such as entering a Ph.D. program). This non-thesis option is not a residency program and does not provide clinical qualifications.

Taken from Programs, Courses and University Regulations 2016-2017 (last updated Jul. 14, 2016).

Dentistry Admission Requirements and Application Procedures

Admission Requirements

M.Sc. in Dental Sciences

Students who have successfully completed a B.A. with a CGPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale are eligible to apply for admission to a graduate program in the Faculty of Dentistry leading to the M.Sc. degree in Dental Sciences. TOEFL (or IELTS) test results are required for applicants to graduate studies whose mother tongue is not English, and who have not completed an undergraduate or graduate degree recognized Canadian institution (anglophone or francophone) or from a recognized foreign institution where English is the language of instruction.

The number of candidates accepted each year will depend on the elective courses and research facilities available that are applicable to the candidate's area of expertise.

Bachelor’s students who have not obtained eligible qualifications will be required to make up for deficiencies in their academic profile by taking a Qualifying year.

M.Sc. in Dental Sciences, Option in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery

Candidates for this program must possess a D.D.S. or D.M.D. degree or its equivalent, and be eligible for acceptance to the Ordre des Dentistes du Québec as a training candidate in a hospital.

Application Procedures

McGill’s online application form for graduate program candidates is available at www.mcgill.ca/gradapplicants/apply.

See University Regulations and Resources > Graduate > Graduate Admissions and Application Procedures > Application Procedures for detailed application procedures.

M.Sc. in Dental Sciences, Option in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery

This is a four-year M.Sc. thesis program. Applicants to the OMFS program must apply to the Certificate in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery (not Graduate Studies) via the undergraduate online application system. Prior to the start of the third year, students will be requested to submit an application to the M.Sc. Dental Sciences – OMFS program (Graduate Studies program) via uApply in order to complete the program.

Further information may be obtained through the Dentistry website.

Additional Requirements

The items and clarifications below are additional requirements set by this department:

  • Personal Statement
  • Curriculum Vitae

Application Deadlines

The application deadlines listed here are set by the Faculty of Dentistry and may be revised at any time. Applicants must verify all deadlines and documentation requirements well in advance on the appropriate McGill departmental website; please consult the list at www.mcgill.ca/gps/contact/graduate-program.

M.Sc. in Dental Sciences (Thesis) and M.Sc. in Dental Sciences, Option in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Canadian International Special/Exchange/Visiting
Fall: June 21 Fall: May 1 Fall: Same as Canadian/International
Winter: Nov. 10 Winter: Sept. 10 Winter: Same as Canadian/International
Summer: Apr. 1 Summer: Jan. 15 Summer: Same as Canadian/International
M.Sc. in Dental Sciences (Non-Thesis)
Canadian International Special/Exchange/Visiting
Fall: March 1 Fall: March 1 Fall: March 1
Winter: N/A Winter: N/A Winter: N/A
Summer: N/A Summer: N/A Summer: N/A

Admission to graduate studies is competitive; accordingly, late and/or incomplete applications are considered only as time and space permit.

Taken from Programs, Courses and University Regulations 2016-2017 (last updated Jul. 14, 2016).