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DMSc Dental Public Health

 Course Level
Full Time

5 Years
 Start month

 Tuition fee

58050 USD
58050 USD

Application fee

International 105 USD
National 105 USD
Harvard School of Dental Medicine
Scores accepted
IELTS (min)7
TOEFL-IBT (min)100
TOEFL-PBT (min)600
GRE (avg)330

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About this course

The goal of the Advanced Graduate Education Program in Dental Public Health is to improve the oral health of populations through the education of dental public health specialists. Graduates of the program will work to:

  • Stimulate research in dental public health with emphasis on disease surveillance, health services research, program evaluation, causes of oral diseases, and systemic/oral health interactions.
  • Improve access to dental care for underserved populations and the quality of care for all populations.
  • Encourage the development and maintenance of community dentistry programs.
  • Increase the use of preventive dentistry in dental care delivery systems.
  • Prepare dental providers for research, academic, and administrative careers in Dental Public Health.

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Eligibility Criteria

English language requirement:

  • IELTS: 7
  • TOEFL-IBT: 100
  • TOEFL-PBT: 600
  • GRE: 330

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Course Modules

This track leads to a doctor of medical science degree in oral biology with a certificate in Dental Public Health awarded by the Faculty of Medicine of Harvard University and requires a minimum of four years of study. The course requirements and the depth of the research experience are substantially greater for DMSc candidates -- the degree is consistent with the expectations for a Harvard doctoral-level degree. Dentists in this track obtain the DPH certificate and are qualified to take the specialty board exam. This is an excellent option for dentists whose primary aim is to pursue a career in academics or research.

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How to Apply

  • Official transcripts (submitted to AADSAS) - Submit official transcript from all schools attended.
  • Letters of recommendation (submitted via AADSAS) Three individual letters of recommendation or one letter from a Pre-Health Committee are required. Three individual letters should be from faculty members who can speak to your academic abilities and potential for success in the program and field. At least two of these letters must be from professors in the sciences. HSDM does not accept personal references.
  • Official DAT scores - US or Canadian- submit via AADSAS
  • HSDM Application Fee* ($75 in US funds, check or money order only)  A non-refundable application fee must be submitted no later than December 15 to be considered for admission. Include the Applicant Name and Dentpin on the payment. Cash or credit cards are not accepted. Submit to:

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