Master of Science in Dental Research
Tufts University

Program Details

If your interest in dentistry extends beyond clinical practice to the academic side, consider pursuing the Master of Science in Dental Research. This unique program offers students the opportunity to gain vital research skills and experience for a career in academic dentistry.

Students will complete a combination of didactic coursework alongside extensive thesis scholarship and research over a minimum of two years. Each student will develop their program of study and research topic in close collaboration with a faculty advisor. Nearly half of the didactic coursework consists of elective classes, so students can customize their studies to fit their career goals and interests.

Core coursework examines topics including:

  • Biostatistics
  • Epidemiology and critical thinking in the practice of dentistry
  • Scientific and technical writing
  • Critical evaluation of scientific literature
  • Successful research strategies
  • Research methodology

Learning Pace


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100% Online

School Accreditation & Licensing

Tufts University is accredited by:

New England Commission of Higher Education (NECHE)

Program Requirements & Restrictions

Minimum Education

Bachelor Degree

Admission Tests

Proof of English Language Proficiency (International Students)

Application Requirements

Official College Transcript(s), Statement of Purpose/Intent