Dentistry

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

Master of Science (M.Sc) Dental Sciences (Thesis)

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 themselves clearly when speaking and writing about science.
Master of Science (M.Sc.) Dental Sciences (Non-Thesis) (45 credits)

This Non-Thesis M.Sc. program offers students the possibility to supplement their existing education by exploring a variety of research topics. 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 volunteer and summer research opportunities with researchers in the Faculty to further their research experience.

This program offers 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 2020-2021 (last updated Aug. 24, 2020).

Dentistry Admission Requirements and Application Procedures

Admission Requirements

M.Sc. in Dental Sciences

Students who have completed a D.M.D./D.D.S. or a B.Sc. in one of the Health Science disciplines listed on our website 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 from a 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.

Application Procedures

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

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

Application Dates and Deadlines

Application opening dates are set by Enrolment Services in consultation with Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies (GPS), while application deadlines 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)
  Application Opening Dates Application Deadlines
  All Applicants Non-Canadian citizens (incl. Special, Visiting & Exchange) Canadian citizens/Perm. residents of Canada (incl. Special, Visiting & Exchange) Current McGill Students (any citizenship)
Fall Term: Sept. 15 May 1 June 21 June 21
Winter Term: Feb. 15 Sept. 10 Nov. 10 Nov. 10
Summer Term: May 15 Jan. 15 Apr. 1 Apr. 1
M.Sc. in Dental Sciences (Non-Thesis)
  Application Opening Dates Application Deadlines
  All Applicants Non-Canadian citizens (incl. Special, Visiting & Exchange) Canadian citizens/Perm. residents of Canada (incl. Special, Visiting & Exchange) Current McGill Students (any citizenship)
Fall Term: Sept. 15 March 1 March 1 March 1
Winter Term: N/A N/A N/A N/A
Summer Term: N/A N/A N/A 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 2020-2021 (last updated Aug. 24, 2020).
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