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 Chobanian & Avedisian School of Medicine’s Graduate Medical Sciences: Housed in Boston University’s Chobanian & Avedisian School of Medicine’s Graduate Medical Sciences: The BU Medical Campus which houses the Graduate School, Chobanian & Avedisian School of Medicine, 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 Chobanian & Avedisian
School of Medicine, R-1017
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|Aaron Young, Ph.D.
Assistant Director, M.S. in Oral Health Sciences
BU Chobanian & Avedisian
School of Medicine, W-408i
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