Program

Applications are currently being accepted. Application deadline is August 15, 2020

ProgramExpected LengthProject and/or thesisCourse based
Ph.D.4 years

The Precision Oral and Systemic Health program provides students with the knowledge, attitudes, and skills necessary to become highly qualified individuals who are capable of designing and conducting research related to oral health and exploring the "body to mouth" connection. Students will be provided opportunities to focus on precision technologies and approaches and participate in a full spectrum of didactic and experiential learning opportunities.

Research topics in this program will have a connection to oral health and will range across the spectrum of biomedical, precision health, public health, public policy, Indigenous and priority population health, and bioengineering. Throughout the program students will be exposed to research and training using the use of state-of-the-art technology, critical thinking approach, ethical considerations and clinical applications in a real-world context.

Research supervisors

While completing the PhD in Precision Oral and Systemic Health, you’ll have the option to work in a variety of research areas. You do not need to contact a PhD supervisor prior to your application. Once accepted, you’ll have the opportunity to meet with our PhD supervisors to find the best fit for your specific research.

Our complement of PhD supervisors is listed below and includes multiple world-renowned researchers.

Name
Dr. Jeyaraj Hoover
Dr. Abbas Ali Jessani
Dr. Andrew Leask
Dr. Petros Papagerakis
Dr. Walter Siqueira
Dr. Ahmed Hussain

Tuition and funding

Funding

Admission to the graduate program does not imply financial support. Funding from scholarships and teaching assistantships may be obtained on a competitive basis. Students will be encouraged to apply for both internal and external funding opportunities.

Scholarships

The College has four scholarships available to students each year. The amount of these scholarships varies and is approved by the Associate Dean Academic. These scholarships will be competitive and will be awarded to the most accomplished PhD students every year.

Tuition

Thesis or project based program

Graduate students in a thesis or project based program pay tuition three times a year for as long as they are enrolled in their program.

Term Canadian International
September 1 - December 31, 2019 $1420.00 $2243.60
January 1 - April 30, 2020 $1420.00 $2243.60
May 1 - August 31, 2020 $1420.00 $2243.60
Total per academic year $4260.00 $6730.80

Student fees

In addition to tuition above, students also pay fees for programs like health and dental insurance, a bus pass, and other campus services. The amount you need to pay depends on if you are taking classes full time or part time, and if you are on campus or not. The table below assumes you are on campus full-time.

Fall 2019 Winter 2020Spring 2020 Summer 2020
Student fees$741.84 $282.81$0.00 $0.00

Tuition information is accurate for the current academic year and does not include student fees. For detailed tuition and fees information, visit the official tuition website. Tuition fees for the 2020-2021 academic year will be determined by the Board of Governors in March 2020.

Tuition Canadian International
Per 3 credit course $1,313.80 $2,075.80

Tuition information is accurate for the current academic year and does not include student fees. For detailed tuition and fees information, visit the official tuition website.

Admission requirements

Please note: Meeting minimum admission requirements does not guarantee admission to a graduate program.

  • Language Proficiency Requirements: Proof of English proficiency may be required for international applicants and for applicants whose first language is not English. For more information on language proficiency requirements, see the College of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies Academic Policies.
  • professional degree in a relevant health sciences field (DMD, DDS, MD, RN, PT, or equivalent), from a recognized university
  • a cumulative weighted average of at least a 80% (U of S grade system equivalent) in the last two years of study (i.e. 60 credit units of course work)
  • demonstrated ability for independent thought, advanced study, and independent research

Additional application documents include three letters of reference and a statement of academic intent.

  • Language Proficiency Requirements: Proof of English proficiency may be required for international applicants and for applicants whose first language is not English. For more information on language proficiency requirements, see the College of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies Academic Policies.
  • Master’s degree, or equivalent, from a recognized university in a relevant academic discipline
  • a cumulative weighted average of at least a 70% (U of S grade system equivalent) in the last two years of full-time study (e.g. 60 credit units)

Additional application documents include three letters of reference and a statement of academic intent.

Application process

Submit an online application

Once you begin an application, choose one of the following application forms in the system:

  • Graduate (B) Fall term start - September
  • Graduate (C) Winter term start - January
  • Graduate (D) Spring term start - May

During the application, you'll be asked for:

  • Personal information such as your name, address, etc.
  • The names and email addresses of your three referees
    • Two of your referees must be persons under whom you've studied. The third may be either a person whom you have worked professionally under, or under whom you've studied
  • Your educational history from all post-secondary institutions you've attended

The application takes about 20 minutes to complete. You may save your application and return to it later as long as you remember the Login ID and PIN you've created.

At the end of the application, you will need to pay a non-refundable $90 application fee. Your application will not be processed until payment is received. It is recommended that you pay online with a credit card. If you do not pay online when completing your application, you will need to use an alternate form of payment.

If you are a past or current student you may begin an application in the admissions channel of PAWS.

Submitting required documents

Once you’ve completed an online application, you will need to upload the following documents:

Preliminary Statement of Marks

  • Once you have submitted your application for admission and paid the application fee, you will be required to upload unofficial PDF copies of your academic transcript(s) from each post-secondary institution attended. This requirement will appear as Preliminary Statement of Marks or Additional Prelim. Statement under admission requirements on your Application Summary when you check your application status.
  • The uploaded transcript can be an unofficial copy of the transcript issued by the university or college, and must include a grading key/legend.
  • All pages of a transcript must be uploaded as a single PDF document.
  • Uploaded transcripts will be considered unofficial or preliminary. Official copies of your transcripts will only be required once you have been offered admission. This requirement will appear as Post-secondary Transcript under admission requirements on your Application Summary when you check your application status.

Uploading documents

Post-secondary Transcripts

If you receive an offer of admission, you will then be required to have your official post-secondary transcripts sent (by mail in a sealed envelope directly from the institution) to the address below. Please do not send official documents until we request them.

College of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies
Room 116 Thorvaldson Building, 110 Science Place 
Saskatoon, SK CANADA S7N 5C9

  • Transcripts usually indicate the institution’s name, grading scheme (typically on back of transcript), your name, course names, numbers, credits, and the grades you have received. Depending on the country or institution, some features may not be available.
  • Transcripts in languages other than English must be accompanied by a certified translation.
  • If you are a current University of Saskatchewan student completing your undergraduate program then a letter of completion of degree requirements will be required from your college.

Proof of English language proficiency may be required for international applicants and for applicants whose first language is not English.

For students who are required to provide proof of English proficiency:

  • It is your responsibility to have completed an official and approved test with the appropriate score before the application deadline.
  • Tests are valid for 24 months after the testing date and must be valid at the beginning of the student's first term of registration in the graduate program.
  • Applicants will be required to upload a PDF copy of any required language test score. Uploaded test scores will be considered unofficial or preliminary.

Uploading documents

If you receive an Offer of Admission you may be required to have your official language test scores sent to the address below. Please do not send official documents until we request them.

College of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies
Room 116 Thorvaldson Building - 110 Science Place
Saskatoon, SK CANADA S7N 5C9

In addition to the above official documents, please upload the following documents:

  • three letters of reference
  • statement of academic intent

Contact

College of Dentistry 105 Wiggins Rd, Saskatoon, SK
University of Saskatchewan
Saskatoon, SK S7N 5E4

Associate Dean Academic
Dr. Walter Siqueira DDS PhD
Email: dent.grad@usask.ca

Graduate Administrator
Merissa McCormick
Email: dent.grad@usask.ca