Dental Sciences, M.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 36 months
  • English (book IELTS)
University rank #42 (WUR) ,
Their Master’s in Dental Science Program is innovative and constantly evolving, reflecting the minds of our outstanding professors and their vision for training tomorrow's leaders in oral health care. 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.


  • Our graduate students do cross-disciplinary work, and they are motivated by challenges in research.
  • Small class sizes and a well-structured, stimulating curriculum help students achieve academic excellence.
  • Students receive a high level of technical support and interact extensively with post-doctoral fellows, research associates and assistants.
  • Students interact regularly with faculty who are leading researchers in their fields, and they are exposed to many invited external speakers in various seminar series.
  • Major areas of excellence in the Faculty include research on pain, mineralized and periodontal tissues, extracellular matrix biology, biomaterials and clinical oral health.
  • There are many interdisciplinary collaborations work with other centres of excellence on campus.
  • Our tenure-track faculty have more external research funding than any other Canadian dental school.
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.


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Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Histology
  • Health Care Management
  • Biomaterials & Bioperformance
  • Intro to Resrch Communication
  • Mechanisms & Management of Pain
  • Introduction to Research
  • Clinical Epidemiology
  • Biostats for Health Professnls
  • Advanced Research Seminar
  • Health Technology Assessment
  • Dental Research Project

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 36 months
  • Credits
    45 - 46 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus
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English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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    The TOEFL – or Test OF English as a Foreign Language – offers a paper-based test (PBT). The final, overall PBT score ranges between 310 and 677, and is based on an average taken from the three test components (listening, structure, and reading). The writing part of this test is scored separately on a scale of 0-6. Read more about TOEFL (PBT).

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    The TOEFL – or Test Of English as a Foreign Language – offers an internet-based test (iBT). The final, overall iBT score ranges between 0 and 120, and includes a scaled average from the four components (reading, listening, speaking, and writing). Read more about TOEFL (iBT).

Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 3
Recommended score: 3

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 3 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of 3 or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

All supporting application documents and required supplemental materials must be uploaded directly to the McGill admissions processing system. See for information and instructions.

  • Applicants must have successfully completed a DMD/DDS or BSc degree with a CGPA of 3.0 in any of the disciplines in the Health Sciences (Anatomy, Biochemistry, Microbiology, Immunology, Physiology) or related disciplines (Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Psychology).
  • Applicants must find a supervisor who will agree to oversee their work. Click here for a complete list of potential research supervisors in the Faculty of Dentistry.
  • The applicant must be accepted by the office of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies (GPS) via the standard application procedures.
  • Those applicants whose previous studies were completed in a language other than English must submit proof of English language proficiency. See the language proficiency requirements for more information.

Tuition Fee

  • International Applies to you

    36547 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 36547 USD per year and a duration of 36 months.
  • National Applies to you

    4121 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 4121 USD per year and a duration of 36 months.
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