MS in Oral Health Sciences

The MS in Oral Health Sciences (OHS) prepares students as strong candidates for future admission to dental school.

The mission of the Oral Health Sciences (OHS) program is to prepare students as strong candidates for future admission to dental school and other health-related professions. Students take courses through the Boston University Henry M. Goldman School of Dental Medicine (BUGSDM) and  Graduate Medical Sciences (GMS) at Boston University School of Medicine. Through immersion in a rigorous graduate biomedical sciences curriculum, students develop essential critical thinking and research skills. The program fosters an environment of high standards for professionalism, integrity and collegiality where students build upon their abilities to enable future success.

The MS program takes four semesters to complete.  The majority of enrolled students complete the degree in one calendar year enrolling in classes in early August and competing the program the following July; this allows students to matriculate to dental school without requiring an additional gap year. In addition to dental coursework, students also are able to take courses across a variety of disciplines including public health, bioethics, evidence based dentistry and clinical research.