Master of Science in Craniofacial Science (MSc)
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.
GRE is not required for this program.
TOEFL (ibT) Overall Score Requirement
IELTS Overall Score Requirement
Supervisor commitment required prior to application?
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.
Deadline to submit online application. No changes can be made to the application after submission.Transcript Deadline
Deadline to upload scans of official transcripts through the applicant portal in support of a submitted application. Information for accessing the applicant portal will be provided after submitting an online application for admission.Referee Deadline
Deadline for the referees identified in the application for admission to submit references. See Letters of Reference for more information.
September 2020 Intake
Application Open Date08 October 2019
Tuition / Program Costs
|Fees||Canadian Citizen / Permanent Resident / Refugee / Diplomat||International|
|Installments per year||3||3|
|Tuition per installment||$1,665.26||$2,925.58|
|Tuition per year|
(plus annual increase, usually 2%-5%)
|Int. Tuition Award (ITA) per year (if eligible)||$3,200.00 (-)|
|Other Fees and Costs|
|Student Fees (yearly)||$930.14 (approx.)|
|Costs of living (yearly)||starting at $16,884.10 (check cost calculator)|
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. Tuition fees are reviewed annually by the UBC Board of Governors. In recent years, tuition increases have been 2% for continuing domestic students and between 2% and 5% for continuing international students. New students may see higher increases in tuition. Admitted students who defer their admission are subject to the potentially higher tuition fees for incoming students effective at the later program start date. In case of a discrepancy between this webpage and the UBC Calendar, the UBC Calendar entry will be held to be correct.
Completion Rates & Times
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 (Sleep and Sleep Disorders, oral appliances for snoring and sleep apnea, sleep apnea, diagnosis, edentulism, craniofacial characteristics in sleep apnea)
Bromme, Dieter (Lysosomal proteases, centre for blood research )
Brondani, Mario (Community Health / Public Health, Dental Health, Social Determinants of Health, Health Policies, Quality of Life and Aging, Adult Education and Continuing Education, Dental Public Health , Health Policy, Dental Education, Dental Geriatrics , Access to care)
Bryant, S (Prosthodontics, Geriatrics, Patient-based assessments, Oral implants, Jawbone densitometry)
Carvalho, Rick (Biomaterials, Dental Materials)
Coil, Jeffrey Martin (Pulp Biology, Endodontic Materials)
Donnelly, Leeann (Oral Malodor, Special Care Populations, Community Oral Health Education and Program Development)
Ford, Nancy (Imaging, Biomedical Technologies, micro-computed tomography, physiological gating, models of respiratory disease, image-based measurements, dental imaging, x-ray imaging)
Haapasalo, Markus (Novel strategies to eradicate oral biofilms)
Hakkinen, Lari (Cell Therapy, Cell Signaling, Connective Tissue, Wound healing, Tissue regeneration, Fibroblasts, MSC, Extracellular matrix, Cell to cell communication, Oral mucosa and skin)
Kim, Hugh (platelet biochemistry)
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)
Mathu-Muju, Kavita (Public Health Dentistry, Clinical Pediatric Dentistry)
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 (Sleep and Sleep Disorders, Oro-Dental Disorders, Facial growth and development, sleep medicine)
Poh, Catherine (Optical Techniques and oral precancer management)