The practically and professionally oriented Master’s in Dental Sciences (Non-Thesis) prepares students for careers that draw on their health-oriented expertise and their commitment to improving the health of the population. The program is rooted in a broad conception of health that includes diagnosis, prevention, monitoring, and control, with the goal of researching, promoting, and protecting community health, particularly oral health. In addition to extensive coursework that fosters a strong theoretical foundation, students will complete a practicum in an organization or clinic implicated in providing health or social services. Our graduates will be competent to work in community and clinical settings, particularly in dental public health settings, in government, or in private and non-profit community organizations.

There are no internal or external funding opportunities for the Non-Thesis program.


We aim to train all MSc students to:

  1. Write a literature review.
  2. Understand and analyse scientific literature.
  3. Appreciate the principles of scientific thinking.
  4. Complete a practicum that will prepare students for a career in community-oriented or public health sectors.
  5. Seek additional career and training options (such as entering a PhD program).

The Non‐Thesis program offers students the opportunity to engage in graduate-level learning without committing to a specific research project leading to a thesis.

The Non-Thesis program includes a practicum in an organization or a clinic implicated in providing public health services.

The Non-Thesis program is not a residency program and does not provide clinical qualifications.

The program is course-based with a heavy workload. All students are required to take a minimum of 45 credits in two years of studies.

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