Master of Science in Craniofacial Science (MSc)

Overview

The Faculty of Dentistry offers advanced study leading to the MSc in Craniofacial Science through one of the following areas of study:

  • Research in Population Health will explore the complex interactions (social, cultural, environmental) that affect the oral health of individuals, communities and populations.
  • Oral health related clinical research includes both interventional and observational studies focusing on the following: disease prevention, diagnosis, risk, treatment, prognosis and health care.
  • Basic science research in the areas of biomaterials, cell biology, developmental biology, microbiology and molecular biology is available.

Quick Facts

Degree
Master of Science
Subject
Health and Medicine
Mode of delivery
On campus
Specialization
Craniofacial Science
Program Components
Coursework + Thesis required
Faculty
Faculty of Dentistry

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Requirements

TOEFL (ibT) Overall Score Requirement

93
22
21
22
21

IELTS Overall Score Requirement

7.0
6.5
6.5
6.5
6.5

GRE required?

Required by all applicants

Prior degree requirements

Students admitted to the M.Sc. degree program normally possess a bachelor's degree in one of the major recognized fields of dentistry or a related area.

Tuition / Program Costs

FeesCanadian Citizen / Permanent Resident / Refugee / DiplomatInternational
Application Fee$102.00$165.00
Tuition *
Installments per year33
Tuition per installment$1,632.61$2,868.22
Tuition per year$4,897.83$8,604.66
Int. Tuition Award (ITA) per year (if eligible) $3,200.00 (-)
Other Fees and Costs
Student Fees (yearly)$923.38 (approx.)
Costs of living (yearly)starting at $16,884.10 (check cost calculator)
* Regular, full-time tuition. For on-leave, extension, continuing or part time (if applicable) fees see UBC Calendar.
All fees for the year are subject to adjustment and UBC reserves the right to change any fees without notice at any time, including tuition and student fees. In case of a discrepancy between this webpage and the UBC Calendar, the UBC Calendar entry will be held to be correct.

Statistical Data

Enrolment Data

 20162015201420132012
Applications1412191426
Offers 6518
New registrations 5516
Total enrolment916172014

Completion Rates & Times

Based on 11 graduations between 2013 - 2016 the minimum time to completion is 1.82 years and the maximum time is 4.00 years with an average of 2.65 years of study. All calculations exclude leave times.
Disclaimer
Admissions data refer to all UBC Vancouver applications, offers, new registrants for each year, May to April [data updated: 12 July 2017]. Enrolment data are based on March 1 snapshots. Program completion data are only provided for datasets comprised of more than 4 individuals. Rates and times of completion depend on a number of variables (e.g. curriculum requirements, student funding), some of which may have changed in recent years for some programs [data updated: 29 September 2017].

Research Supervisors

This list shows faculty members with full supervisory privileges who are affiliated with this program. It is not a comprehensive list of all potential supervisors as faculty from other programs or faculty members without full supervisory privileges can request approvals to supervise graduate students in this program.

  • Aleksejuniene, Jolanta (Theory-based behavioural management, Evidence-based Practice, Caries risk assessment, ePortfolio learning, Oral Epidemiology)
  • Almeida, Fernanda (Obstructive sleep apnea, dental sleep medicine)
  • Bromme, Dieter (Lysosomal proteases, centre for blood research )
  • Brondani, Mario (Dental Public Health , Health Policy, Dental Education, Dental Geriatrics , Access to care)
  • Bryant, S (Prosthodontics, Geriatrics, Patient-based assessments, Oral implants, Jawbone densitometry)
  • Coil, Jeffrey Martin (Pulp Biology, Endodontic Materials)
  • Diewert, Virginia (Prenatal craniofacial growth and development, cleft lip and cleft palate)
  • Haapasalo, Markus (Novel strategies to eradicate oral biofilms)
  • Hakkinen, Lari (Wound healing, Tissue regeneration, Fibroblasts, MSC, Extracellular matrix, Cell to cell communication, Oral mucosa and skin)
  • Larjava, Hannu (Wound healing)
  • Laronde, Denise (Oral cancer screening; risk prediction; access to care for oral health services; head and neck survivorship)
  • MacDonald, David (Systematic review, Diagnostic radiology, particularly of the Hong Kong Chinese)
  • Macdougall, Mary (molecular mechanisms associated with epithelial mesenchymal interactions, identification of critical signaling pathways, matrix formation and biomineralization)
  • Matthew, Ian (Dental Education, biomaterials; implantology)
  • Nguyen, Caroline (Cancer patient treatment and rehabilitation outcomes; oral side effects of treatments and medications in cancer patients and the elderly)
  • Overall, Christopher Mark (Blood research, antiviral immunity)
  • Pliska, Benjamin (Facial growth and development, sleep medicine)
  • Poh, Catherine (Optical Techniques and oral precancer management)
  • Putnins, Edward (Chronic mucosal inflammation, Monoamine oxidase Inhibitor development as anti-inflammatories)
  • Richman, Joy Marion (Developmental biology, craniofacial development, Evo-Devo, reptilian tooth development, chicken embryo limb development, orofacial clefting)
  • Roberts, Clive (Extracellular matrix remodelling and cell biology in inflammation, fibrosis, and wound healing)
  • Ruse, N Dorin (dental materials, adhesion, biocompatibility, amalgam, mercury, dental composites, Engineering, biomaterials, fracture mechanics, fatigue)
  • Shah, Ravindra (Oral history and embryology, cell and developmental biology, signal transduction, gene expression)
  • Shuler, Charles (Oral cancer and gene therapy)
  • Sweet, David (response capacity to man-made or natural disasters, forensic analysis methods, use of dental characteristics)

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September 2018 Intake

Application Open Date
28 July 2017
Canadian Applicant Deadline
28 February 2018
International Applicant Deadline
28 February 2018

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