Master of Science in Dentistry

The M.S. in Dentistry program is designed to prepare dentists and dental hygienists for leadership positions in education, research, and program administration that will complement their areas of clinical expertise

The program is housed in the University of Minnesota School of Dentistry and taught by Dentistry’s multidisciplinary graduate faculty of dental educators, researchers, and clinicians. Core elements of the program include required courses in teaching and evaluation, research methods and biostatistics, and program administration.

Additional advanced coursework may be taken in these focus areas, as well as selected areas of clinical and oral science that that are of multidisciplinary concern, including anatomy, conscious sedation, craniofacial pain, geriatrics, oral biology, oral medicine and radiology, oral pathology, physical diagnosis, practice administration, and psychology.

Flexibility is encouraged in planning individualized programs that will accommodate students’ specific areas of interest, and courses from other disciplines may be included for credit in the major area


The specific objectives of the M.S. in Dentistry program are to develop skills in:

  • Designing and conducting research
  • Teaching
  • Administration of clinical and educational programs
  • Advanced multidisciplinary clinical care

Students are responsible for developing their program of education and professional growth in conjunction with the Dentistry graduate faculty. Selection of an advisor is of critical importance, since the student and advisor will jointly plan the student’s curriculum and thesis or other projects. New students will be under the general supervision of the Director of Graduate Studies or assigned a temporary advisor by the Director of Graduate Studies.

Students will be expected to choose an advisor by the end of their first year in the graduate program and will be encouraged to familiarize themselves with the graduate faculty as soon as possible via seminars, tutorials, and informal contacts. Students may change advisors subsequently with the advice and consent of the Director of Graduate Studies.

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Minneapolis, Minnesota 55455

Minneapolis , United States

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