School of Dentistry

Masters (MSc) Dental Hygiene

MSc in Medical Sciences (Dental Hygiene) is offered for post-DHyg applicants or for those proceeding from a BSc or equivalent degree.

  • Application Deadlines
    The deadline for fully documented applications is as follows:

    International Applications
    May 1 (September admission)
    September 1 (January admission)

    China (PRC)
    April 1 (September admission)
    August 1 (January admission)

    Canadian Applications
    May 1 (for September admission)
    September 1 (January admission)
  • Entrance Requirements
    Candidates are accepted under the general regulations of the Medical Sciences Graduate Program. Completion of a university degree is required, with a grade point average of at least 3.0 (or equivalent qualification) in the last 60 units of course weight of their program.

    The program is research-oriented, consisting of didactic courses, original research carried out under supervision, and preparation and completion of a thesis. It is not a clinical program leading to clinical specialization and is unrelated to licensure. Admission to graduate programs is dependent upon the recommendation of the department’s Graduate Committee.

    Candidates should be prepared to support themselves for the duration of their selected program, although funding from scholarships and studentships may be obtained on a competitive basis.

    Note: Applicants to the program must identify a willing faculty supervisor, a potential thesis topic, and potential funding. This information will be attached to your application for further consideration by the admissions committee.

    English Language Proficiency

    All applicants must demonstrate English language proficiency prior to admission either by:
    1. Possession of a degree or its academic equivalent from an academic institution recognized by the University of Alberta, in which the language of instruction is English.
    2. A satisfactory score on an approved English language examination as described below.
  • TOEFL paper-based score of 570
  • TOEFL computer-based score equivalent of 230
  • TOEFL internet-based score equivalent of 95 (with at least 20 per section)
  • CAEL minimum score of 70 with at least 70 on each subtest
  • IELTS (Academic test) score of 7.5 with at least 6 on each band
  • Standardized test results must be issued directly from the testing office. Photocopies will not be accepted. Test scores must be valid and verifiable.

    For ELP exempt countries and institutions click here.
  • Required Documentation

    Application documents required:

    Official transcripts (or a certified true copy) from each university/institute attended

    Original degree certificate (or a certified true copy) if your transcript does not indicate a degree earned

    TOEFL or IELTS test score report (if your language of instruction in university was English this requirement may be waived)

    Three letters of reference

    Your curriculum vitae (resume)

    Letter of intent – (Describe why you wish to pursue graduate studies at the University of Alberta. Indicate your potential supervisor, the sources of funding, and a potential research topic.)

    Note: An academic record that satisfies the basic entrance requirements does not necessarily guarantee admission. Enrolment in our graduate programs is limited and the number of qualified applicants greatly exceeds the number of positions available.

    Official documents (transcripts, degree certificates, etc.) may be required upon receiving the conditional offer of admission letter. Documents must be sent directly from the post-secondary institution to the Faculty of Graduate Studies and Research office.