MS in Oral Health Sciences
boston university medical campus
90% of graduates matriculate to dental school
The Oral Health Sciences (OHS) program was initiated in 2005 as a track within the well-established masters in Medical Sciences program. Of the 250 students who have completed the OHS program since its inception in 2005, 90% have been accepted to US dental schools. Due to the program’s success and increased recognition nationally, the OHS track was approved as a new masters degree in 2013.
The 32 credit master degree is completed in 4 semesters over 1, 1.5 or 2 years. This flexibility allows students to choose a completion path that best fits their individual credentials, dental school application timeline and DAT test prep schedule. The Oral Health Sciences (OHS) program now enrolls 40 students per year due to a highly qualified applicant pool. To maintain this unique environment for students, two DMD courses are now offered in a blended live lecture and online streaming format (50:50).
All students take a full-time course load in the fall and spring:
Students completing the program in 12 months will complete a Capstone over Summer I/II.
Students wishing to spend an extra year earning valuable clinical and/or biomedical research experience or enrolling in additional coursework may choose to complete a thesis in Year 2 Fall/Spring.
- Learn about our program success in this publication and review in Insight Diversity Magazine
- Read testimonials from our alumni here.
- The program has a highly successful track record, with 90% of our graduates matriculating to US dental schools.
Reasons to Come to OHS
Credential-Enhancing Masters Program: Provides students with the opportunity to build academic credentials for dental school admission
Housed in Boston University’s School of Medicine’s Graduate Medical Sciences: Housed in Boston University’s School of Medicine’s Graduate Medical Sciences: The BU Medical Campus which houses the Graduate School, Medical School, Boston Medical Center and the Goldman School of Dental Medicine provides a diverse campus for both academic and professional growth for pre-dental students.
Boston: Located in the vibrant city of Boston, rich in history, art, sports, medicine and education
Rigorous, graduate-level curriculum: Students take a rigorous 32 cr curriculum with 18 cr of first year dental school classes taken side-by-side BU’s dental students.
Improve Academic Preparedness for Dental School Admission: Develop strong study and test taking skills as well as the ability to network and multi-task.
Strong Advising, Career Mentoring and AADSAS Application Assistance: Advising throughout the program on not just academics but also professionalism and DMD application support.
Strong Community: Students build a strong community with fellow students, near-peers and faculty and have excellent exposure to life as a dental student.
Stresses Academics, Professionalism and Critical Thinking: Through academic and professional enrichment events, students are supported at all steps towards program completion and dental school admission.
Admission to Dental School: More than 90% of OHS graduates are successful in matriculating to US dental schools.
|Theresa A. Davies, Ph.D.
Director, M.S. in Oral Health Sciences
BU School of Medicine, L 317
|Christina Bowley, M.A.
BU School of Medicine
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