12 months
88250 USD/year
88250 USD/year
Tuition fee
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The Operative Dentisry program at Boston University requires a minimum of one year in addition to the time commitment for the Certificate of Advanced Graduate Study (CAGS) in Operative Dentistry and entails a research project, thesis, and thesis defense.


Key facts

The Henry M. Goldman School of Dental Medicine at Boston University is dedicated to educating leaders in dentistry. Our rigorous programs give you a firm theoretical foundation and experience with current best practices, taking you to the top of your field.

As part of our dedication to outstanding patient care, we maintain high standards for your clinical experience. You’ll care for patients directly while benefiting from close faculty supervision and feedback.

We are committed to shaping our profession through scholarship, new knowledge, innovative technologies and educational methodologies, critical thinking, and lifelong learning.

If research or advanced teaching interests you most, you can earn a Master of Science in Dentistry (MSD) in the same area of study as your CAGS (with the exception of general dentistry). In the MSD, Operative Dentistry program, you’ll focus, analyze, and organize complex data and contribute to the literature in your specialization through a major research project and thesis.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Research Writing
  • Research: Operative Dentistry
  • Biostatistics
  • Advanced Biomaterials

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


On Campus

Academic requirements

GRE admission requirements GRE®

Student insurance

Make sure to cover your health, travel, and stay while studying abroad. Even global coverages can miss important items, so make sure your student insurance ticks all the following:

  • Additional medical costs (i.e. dental)
  • Repatriation, if something happens to you or your family
  • Liability
  • Home contents and baggage
  • Accidents
  • Legal aid

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • DAT (Dental Admissions Test) scores
  • Letters of Recommendation
  • Transcripts
  • Interview

International students are welcome to apply if they have completed or are currently completing a Bachelor’s Degree from the United States or Canada. Applicants with a Bachelor’s Degree from outside the U.S. and Canada are not eligible for acceptance into the DMD program.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    88250 USD/year
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    Based on the tuition of 88250 USD per year during 12 months.
  • National

    88250 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 88250 USD per year during 12 months.

Living costs for Boston

1560 - 3239 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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