Obtain application material from the Office of Graduate Studies or from the specialty area of your choice and return it to the Office of Graduate Admissions and Records.
Application deadlines are as follows:
You may also download a copy of the graduate admissions form
If you wish further information
See: Request For Information form
(Adobe PDF File, requires Acrobat Reader).
Programs & Application Deadlines
Advanced Education in General Dentistry
October 1 - Participates in PASS
Dental Public Health
August 15 - Participates in PASS (www.adea.org)
Oral & Maxillofacial Pathology
Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
October 1 - Participates in PASS and MATCH (www.adea.org)
September 1 - Participates in PASS and MATCH (www.adea.org)
November 1 - Participates in PASS and MATCH. (www.adea.org)
August 1 - Participates in PASS (www.adea.org)
To be admitted to graduate studies, an applicant must:
1. hold a four-year baccalaureate degree or a dental degree from a college or university of recognized standing;
2. show promise of ability to pursue advanced study and research satisfactorily;
3. have had adequate preparation to enter graduate study in the field chosen; and
4. submit, with the application, scores on the General Test of the Graduate Record Examination. GRE scores more than five calendar years prior to application for admission to graduate studies may not normally be used to satisfy admission requirements, except in the case where the applicant has been involved in graduate or professional academic programs for the majority of time since the testing date. Scores made on the GRE more than ten calendar years prior to application for admission to graduate studies may not be used to satisfy admission requirements.
NOTE TO ENDODONTICS APPLICANTS: GRE scores is a requirement of foreign trained applicants only. U.S. and Canadian trained applicants need not provide GRE scores.
5. be able to perform the essential functions required in the curriculum.
International Student Requirements
An applicant from another country seeking admission to graduate studies must meet the same requirements for admission as applicants from the U.S., namely 1-4 above. In addition, the applicant must demonstrate the ability to read, write, speak and understand the English language. Prospective students whose native language is not English must take the Test of English as a Foreign Language. All applicants from non-English-speaking countries must present a score of at least 79-80 on the Internet-based, 550 on the paper-based TOEFL examination or 213 on the computer-based score) in order to be admitted to graduate studies. In certain circumstances, a student may be admitted to graduate studies prior to obtaining 550 (or 213 on the computer-based exam) on the TOEFL, but in all cases a TOEFL score must be submitted for the application to be complete. This circumstance shall apply only to students who are already residing in the United States at the time of application and where the appropriate Admissions Committee can determine that the candidate has adequate English language skills to begin instruction. In these cases, the applicant must receive a 550 (or 213 on the computer-based exam) on the TOEFL by the end of their second semester in residence; otherwise, participation in the program will be terminated. TOEFL may be waived if the candidate has a previous degree (B.A./B.S., M.S., or D.D.S./D.M.D.) from a fully accredited U.S. institution.