Prospective Students

Master’s Degree Program General Information

The program for the Master of Science in Dentistry is offered under the auspices of the Graduate School of The Ohio State University and the Dean of the Graduate School. The program may be completed as either Plan A (thesis option) or Plan B (without a thesis). Students may pursue either plan, subject to agreement of their advisor.

The Graduate School requires students in both plans to complete a minimum of 30 graduate credit hours to earn a master’s degree. Eighty percent of those required credit hours must be completed at The Ohio State University over a period of at least two semesters. Students must be registered for at least three graduate credit hours during the semester in which graduation is expected, and they must achieve a cumulative point-hour ratio (GPA) of at least 3.0. 

The Application to Graduate form must be submitted to the Graduate School not later than the third Friday of the semester in which graduation is expected. Students must successfully complete the master’s examination and submit the Master's Examination Report form to the Graduate School by the published deadline for the semester of graduation.

MS Program Handbook