1  year


boston university medical campus

90% of graduates matriculate to dental school

The MS in Oral Health Sciences  is a one year credential-enhancing pre-dental master’s program.

Our mission is to prepare students as strong candidates for future admission to dental school.

Oral Health Sciences (OHS) students take courses through Boston University Henry M. Goldman School of Dental Medicine (BUGSDM) and Graduate Medical Sciences (GMS) at Boston University Chobanian & Avedisian School of Medicine. Through immersion in a rigorous graduate biomedical sciences masters curriculum including several first year dental school courses (DMD-1), 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 late July and completing 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, ethics, evidence-based dentistry and research.

Learn more

Theresa A. Davies, Ph.D.
Director, M.S. in Oral Health Sciences
BU Chobanian & Avedisian
School of Medicine, R-1017
tdavies@bu.edu | ohs@bu.edu
Aaron Young, Ph.D.
Assistant Director, M.S. in Oral Health Sciences
BU Chobanian & Avedisian
School of Medicine, W-408i
youngaw@bu.edu  | ohs@bu.edu