Candidates are accepted under the general regulations of the Medical Sciences Graduate Program. Completion of a DDS 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 dental program. At least one year of experience as a licensed dentist within five years prior to the start of the program is also required. A clinical or laboratory research project and a limited teaching commitment may be expected. Preference will be given to candidates who present a master’s of science degree. If the candidate does not hold a license to practice dentistry in Canada, an application must be made to be placed on the Teaching and Research Registry with the Alberta Dental Association and College.
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.
As part of the admission process, selected applicants will be invited to an interview.
Admission is dependent upon the recommendation of the Department of Dentistry's Graduate Committee and the Medical Sciences Graduate Program Committee. An academic record that satisfies the basic entrance requirements does not necessarily guarantee admission. Enrollment in our graduate programs is limited and the number of qualified applicants greatly exceeds the number of positions available. Admission will be based on demonstrated academic excellence, evidence of previous research experience, and the quality of letters of recommendation.
A Clinic Operations fee of $16,127/year will be required in addition to regular instructional and non-instructional fees which can be accessed here
While it is not a requirement to apply, preference may be given to candidates who have successfully completed the National Dental Examining Board of Canada's (NDEB) Certification Process.
English Language Proficiency
All applicants must demonstrate English language proficiency prior to admission either by:
- 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.
- 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.
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