Doctor of Philosophy in Craniofacial Science and Diploma in Pediatric Dentistry (PhD/Dip. Pediatric Dentistry)
This combined program option to successful applicants holding a DMD degree or its equivalent, is a clinical specialty program that is offered in conjunction with a PhD in Craniofacial Science. The program provides education and training for clinicians, researchers and teachers. The students will divide clinical training between the University of British Columbia Point Grey Campus and BC Children’s Hospital. PhD/Diploma students will begin their training alongside the MSc/Diploma students and will moving into full time research from years two through four. In years five and six, the PhD/Diploma students will complete their clinical training. Therefore, the combined program will require a minimum of six years to prepare the student for clinical practice and a research career. Achievement of the diploma in pediatric dentistry requires completion of the clinical and didactic requirements associated with the diploma program in the Faculty of Dentistry, successful completion of the PhD in Craniofacial Science course requirements, and successful defense and submission of the thesis to the Faculty of Graduate Studies. In this program option, the degree and the diploma are awarded conjointly and both must be completed to graduate. Graduates will be eligible to take the examinations for specialty certification in pediatric dentistry offered by The Royal College of Dentists of Canada and The American Board of Pediatric Dentistry.
GRE is not required for this program.
TOEFL (ibT) Overall Score Requirement
IELTS Overall Score Requirement
Criminal Record Check
Supervisor commitment required prior to application?
Prior degree requirements
DMD degree or its equivalent
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.
July 2020 Intake
Application Open Date07 May 2019
Tuition / Program Costs
|Fees||Canadian Citizen / Permanent Resident / Refugee / Diplomat||International|
|Installments per year||3||3|
|Tuition per installment||$6,157.91||$14,929.37|
|Int. Tuition Award (ITA) per year (if eligible)||Not applicable|
|Other Fees and Costs|
|Student Fees (yearly)||$930.14 (approx.)|
|Costs of living (yearly)||starting at $16,884.10 (check cost calculator)|
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