MSc Dental Sciences - Thesis

graduate students

What Makes McGill’s MSc in Dental Sciences (Thesis) Stand Out?

  • Our graduate program is multidisciplinary. Students are exposed to diverse research areas, including biomaterials, mineralized tissues, nanobiotechnology, tissue engineering, pain, epidemiology, public health, Indigenous health, oral health research, dental education, and knowledge translation.
  • There are many opportunities for interdisciplinary collaboration. Our professors are associated with a range of other departments and schools, including Biomedical Engineering, Epidemiology, Biostatistics, and Occupation Health, Experimental Medicine, Anatomy and Cell Biology, and Oncology.
  • Small class sizes and a well-structured, stimulating curriculum help students achieve academic excellence.
  • Faculty members are leading researchers in their fields and interact regularly with students. Students are also welcome to participate in seminar series featuring researchers from outside the Faculty.
  • Students receive a high level of technical support and interact extensively with post-doctoral fellows, research associates, and research assistants.
  • Our tenure-track faculty receive more external research funding than any other Canadian dental school.


We aim to train all 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 analyse data.
  4. Appreciate the ethical issues involved in animal and/or human research.
  5. Be able to clearly explain and discuss complex scientific concepts, both orally and in writing.


All programs leading to graduate degrees at McGill University are administered by Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies (GPS). Please refer to the Future Graduate Students website for general information regarding admissions.

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