M.S. in Oral Health Sciences
The Master of Science in Oral Health Sciences is designed specifically for students who wish to improve their credentials for dental school admission.
The Program: As an Oral Health Sciences student, you will take courses at Boston University Henry M. Goldman School of Dental Medicine (BUGSDM) as well as courses offered through the Division of Graduate Medical Sciences (GMS) at the School of Medicine. In addition, optional course work is available in a variety of disciplines, including public health, bioethics, evidence based dentistry, and clinical research.
The M.S. program takes four semesters to complete. Because of the unique summer calendar at Boston University, it is possible to complete the degree in one full calendar year commencing in the fall semester (which starts in early August).
The OHS Program was initiated in 2005 as a track within the well-established MA in Medical Sciences program. Since the OHS Program’s inception in 2005, nearly 125 students have completed the Program and 80% have been accepted to the US dental schools. Due to it’s great success and increased recognition the OHS track has now been approved as a new M.S. degree for 2013. The curriculum of the M.S degree is very similar to the OHS track with one additional feature – the option to complete either a Capstone project OR a Thesis under the guidance of faculty from BUGSDM and GMS.
OHS graduates have been accepted to the following dental schools: Arizona School of Dentistry and Oral Health, Boston University Goldman School of Dental Medicine, Case Western Reserve University School of Dental Medicine, Columbia University’s College of Dental Medicine, Creighton University School of Dentistry; Howard University, Dalhousie University of Faculty of Dentistry, Howard University College of Dentistry, Marquette University School of Dentistry, Midwestern University College of Dental Medicine, New York University College of Dentistry, Tufts University School of Dental Medicine, University of California San Francisco School of Dentistry, University of Detroit Mercy School of Dentistry, University of Illinois at Chicago College of Dentistry, University of Michigan School of Dentistry, University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine, University of Puerto Rico School of Dental Medicine, University of Washington School of Dentistry, Western University.
For more information please contact Theresa A. Davies, Ph.D., Director or start your online application now. Please note that since the program was just approved you will need to apply to the MA in Medical Sciences program and opt for the Oral Health Sciences track.