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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Application Notes

GRE is not required for this program.

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

Supervisor commitment required prior to application?

Highly recommended

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.

Deadline Details

Application Deadline

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 2019 Intake

Application Open Date
11 September 2018
Canadian Applicants
Application Deadline: 28 February 2019
Transcript Deadline: 28 February 2019
Referee Deadline: 07 March 2019
International Applicants
Application Deadline: 28 February 2019
Transcript Deadline: 28 February 2019
Referee Deadline: 07 March 2019

Tuition / Program Costs

FeesCanadian Citizen / Permanent Resident / Refugee / DiplomatInternational
Application Fee$104.00$168.25
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)$930.14 (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

 20172016201520142013
Applications1814121914
Offers7 651
New registrations6 551
Total enrolment109161720

Completion Rates & Times

This program has a graduation rate of 100% based on 5 students admitted between 2008 - 2011. Based on 13 graduations between 2014 - 2017 the minimum time to completion is 1.82 years and the maximum time is 4.00 years with an average of 2.64 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: 9 March 2018]. 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: 23 September 2018].

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 (oral appliances, sleep apnea, diagnosis, edentulism)
  • 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)
  • Donnelly, Leeann (Oral Malodor, Special Care Populations, Community Oral Health Education and Program Development)
  • 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)
  • 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 (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)

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September 2019 Intake

Application Open Date
11 September 2018
Canadian Applicant Deadline
28 February 2019
International Applicant Deadline
28 February 2019

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