Hi everybody, I am an international student ( Canadian). My application was sent out by AADSAS on july 29th 2011 and I still have not had a single interview. To be honest with you, i am not waiting for an interview anymore cause i know it is too late for me to get one. So i moved on and accepted that fact, however I have been thinking for a while and have decided to improve my application for the future cycles. I have listed my info below ( those are the number I applied with after 3 years of school) Major: Honors Biochemistry GPA: Overall 3.40 GPA: Science 3.42 DAT: 19/19/19 300+ hours of volunteering/leadership ( 3 different positions on and off campus) 100+ shadowing P/F time job during 3 years of undergrad (1400 hours) Since then I have managed a 3.7 in my 4th year and my GPA over my last 20 courses is around 3.7 as well. The volunteering hours are now around 400 hours which i think and was told ( by Dean of Indiana dent school) shows minor involvement . So i have decided to do a masters to 1- get a new GPA 2- increase my volunteering hours 3- get top notch reference letters 4- have a second degree. WIth my 4th year included, my GPA is around 3.5 now. But the problem is I dont know whether i should do a Course based MS or a Thesis based one. Here in Canada, over 95% of MSc are Thesis based and ppl usually dont give much credit to people with a course based master. In my province , there is only one type of course based masters offered (Biomedical sciences ) and that's it. I already have 3 offers for MSc from 3 professors and with my GPA I can land a 20 K scholarship each year. ( this will take 20-25 months to complete) My GPA is also high enough to get into the course based masters program where i end up making 6k for 3 months of work in a Biotech company as a part of the practicum ( this program will take 1 year only). So I am kinda lost ! I am not in US and i dont know the system ! Do most school prefer if you have a Course based masters or a Thesis one ? is one better than the other for the sole purpose of getting into dental school ? Let me know what you think please ! thank you for your time.