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Doctor of Science in Dentistry (DScD) in Dental Public Health Boston University



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The DScD program in Dental Public Health aims to train dentists for leadership roles in the practice of dental public health, research, and teaching in an academic setting. Successful completion of coursework, a public health project, and an oral competency examination—along with an original dissertation—are required in this minimum three-year degree program. The program provides the student with in-depth knowledge and practical experience in epidemiology and biostatistics. The program also provides broad knowledge and practical experience in health care management and finance, social and cultural determinants of health, preventive dentistry, health education, and behavioral sciences. Students take courses at Boston University Henry M. Goldman School of Dental Medicine and relevant courses at the Boston University School of Public Health. Students have several opportunities to conduct research and publish papers in professional journals. Graduates of the DScD program are educationally qualified to challenge the American Board of Dental Public Health examination.

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Full Time (3 years)

Tuition fees

$82,000.00 (60,10,551) per year


21 Jan, 02 Sep


Henry M.Goldman School of Dental Medicine

635 Albany Street,



02118, United States

Entry requirement for international students

To be considered for admission to a postdoctoral program at Boston University Henry M. Goldman School of Dental Medicine (GSDM), an applicant must hold a U.S./Canadian DMD or DDS or its BDS international equivalent. Current predoctoral students may start the application process during the final year of their programs, but they must receive their dental degree before they can matriculate into a postdoctoral program.

TOEFL is required for all applicants whose first language is not English. TOEFL minimums are 90 iBT or 550 PBT. Exemption is considered for applicants who have earned a U.S. degree. IELTS is not accepted for admissions purposes.

* Please check with your chosen school for the exact entry requirements for your programme.

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