Admission Requirements

  • Language Proficiency Requirements: Proof of English proficiency may be required for international applicants and for applicants whose first language is not English.
  • A professional degree in a relevant health sciences field (D.M.D., DDS, M.D., RN, PT, or equivalent), from a recognized university, or a four-year honors degree, or equivalent, from a recognized college or university in an academic discipline relevant to the proposed field of study.
  • A statement of academic intent
For more information on language proficiency requirements, see the College of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies Academic Policies for more information.

Indigenous Applicants
One admission space is reserved for qualified, self-identified First Nations, Metis, or Inuit applicant.

Female Applicants
Two to three admission spaces will be reserved for qualified female applicants.

Degree Requirements

  • GPS 960.0
  • GPS 961.0, if research involves human subjects
  • GPS 962.0, if research involves animal subjects
  • a minimum of 9 credit units at the 800-level, approved by the Advisory Committee
  • thesis defense

All students must maintain continuous registration in the following courses:

  • DENT 990.0
  • DENT 994.0