Oral Health SciencesThe MS in Oral Health Sciences Program is a 32 credit master’s program that provides students with the opportunity to take both Doctor of Dental Medicine (DMD) and graduate level coursework while improving their academic preparedness for dental school admission.


The program has an extremely rigorous, graduate-level curriculum that improves our students’ academic preparedness for dental school admission. Through DMD courses taking alongside BU DMD I students and graduate level coursework through the Division of Graduate Medical Sciences, students improve their study and test taking skills as well as their ability to not only memorize facts, but to also integrate concepts at a much higher level.

In addition to its academic rigor, the Program also offers its students the flexibility to decide whether they wish to graduate in 12 or 24 months. Most students complete the program in 12 months by submitting a Capstone project, while two-year students can complete a research-based thesis on a topic of their choice in the field of dentistry. Faculty from both the BU School of Medicine and Henry M. Goldman School of Dental Medicine serve as teachers and mentors enriching their educational experience while in GMS.

Student Life

Boston University Medical Campus is located in Boston’s historic and multicultural South End, a central neighborhood offering endless opportunities to our students both in and out of the classroom. We have a close knit OHS community and a larger Graduate Student Organization that makes Boston feel like home.

Alumni Success

The program has seen tremendous growth and success since its inception in 2005, with 90% of its graduates matriculating to US dental schools. The program fosters an environment of high standards for professionalism, integrity and collegiality where students build upon their abilities to enable future success.

Contact Us

We look forward to getting to know you throughout the application process. Register for an upcoming webinar or arrange a campus visit to learn more, and contact program director  Theresa A. Davies, PhD (617-358-9546) or program administrator Vincent Moore (617-358-0449) for more information.

Learn how to start your application.