Dec 12, 2019  
University of Alberta Calendar 2018-2019 
University of Alberta Calendar 2018-2019 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Dentistry [Graduate]

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Department of Dentistry
5th Floor, Edmonton Clinic Health Academy
University of Alberta
Edmonton, Alberta T6G 1C9

General Information

The Department of Dentistry offers the MSc and PhD in Medical Sciences degrees (see Medical Sciences ) for post-DDS applicants or for those proceeding from a BSc or equivalent degree. Research may be carried out in a variety of dentistry-related disciplines for which faculty members in the department have active research programs. Inquiries should be directed to the Graduate Programs Administrator, Department of Dentistry (

The Department offers the MSc in Medical Sciences program in the following areas of specialty: Dental Hygiene, Dentistry, Oral Biology, Orthodontics, Oral Medicine, and Periodontology. The PhD programs are offered in Dentistry, Oral Biology, Orthodontics and Periodontology.

Application for admission should be directed to the University of Alberta's Online Graduate Application.

Entrance Requirements

The Department's normal requirements for admission of graduate students are a minimum of 3.0 or equivalent GPA during the last two years of an undergraduate or graduate degree at the University of Alberta, or equivalent qualification from another institution, and a TOEFL score of at least 580 (paper-based) or 95 with at least 20 per section (Internet-based), or a MELAB minimum score of 91; or a CAEL minimum score of 70 with at least 70 on each subtest; or an IELTS (Academic) minimum score of 7.5 with at least 6 on each band, where applicable (see English Language Requirement ). Admission is dependent upon the recommendation of the Department of Dentistry's Graduate Committee and the Medical Sciences Graduate Program Committee. In addition, the applicant's curriculum vitae, previous research experience, letters of recommendation and statement of intent will be considered for the admission decision. Other facts would be considered on a case per case basis. All short listed PhD applicants will be interviewed by representatives of the Department's Graduate Studies Committee. 

Financial Assistance

Although funding from fellowships and studentships may be available on a competitive basis candidates should be prepared financially for the program. Supervisors may support students from operating grants and limited financial assistance may also be available from the Department. Other sources of funding may be sought as described in the Graduate Financial Aid and Awards sections of the University Calendar, from provincial bursaries, from professional associations and private foundations, etc.

Graduate Courses

Dentistry related graduate courses can be found in Course Listings , under the subject headings Dentistry (DENT), Dental Hygiene (D HYG) and Oral Biology (OBIOL).

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