After acceptance into an Advanced Specialty Certificate Program in Endodontics, Orthodontics, Pediatric Dentistry, Periodontics or Prosthodontics.
Applications are not processed until the application fee is received and all required application materials have been received by the Graduate School, Graduate Admissions.
- Graduate Application submitted to the Graduate School
- Application fee
- Official transcripts of all college coursework, including evidence of a baccalaureate degree. The minimum grade point average that will be considered for unconditional acceptance and admission is GPA 3.0 (on a 4-point scale). Applicants with DMD degrees from dental schools that do not provide grades are still eligible to apply.
- Two letters of recommendation
- TOEFL, Duolingo or IELTS scores are required if English is not the applicant's native language. The minimum acceptable proficiency scores are as follows: TOEFL (80), Duolingo (105) and IELTS (6.5).
- For international applicants, Official Course-by-Course Evaluation Report from ECE (Educational Credential Evaluators, Inc.), www.ece.org.
- Any provisional or special conditions acceptances shall be made on an individual basis and shall require a statement of the rationale for the exception, plans for monitoring progress and performance and stated success criteria. Such justification must be made in writing and must be accepted by the Vice Provost for Graduate Affairs. This will allow consideration of special circumstances in which the potential for high quality graduate performance has been clearly demonstrated by other means.
All of the specialty programs will require eleven (11) credit hours in the following courses:
MSD Core Coursework
|OIID 501||Biomedical Data Analysis: Experimental Design and Statistics||3|
|OIID 601||Introduction to Oral Biology Research||2|
|OIID 606||Oral Biology Communication||2|
|OBIO 617||Advanced Oral Pathology||1|
|OBIO 622||Multiple-Disciplinary Seminars||1|
|ASNB 675||Advanced Head and Neck Anatomy||2|
|Oral Immunology and Infectious Diseases Electives|
|OIID 600||Concepts in Oral Immunology||2|
|OIID 604||Oral Microbiology||3|
|OIID 605||Oral Health Seminars||0.5|
|OIID 610||Advanced Topics in Oral Biology 1||1-4|
|Oral Biology Electives|
|OBIO 611||Craniofacial Osteology||1-3|
|OBIO 612||Craniomaxillofacial Diagnostic Imaging||2-4|
|OBIO 613||The Diagnosis & Treatment of Temporomandibular Disorders||1|
|OBIO 614||Advanced Oral Diagnosis and Oral Medicine||1|
|OBIO 615||Advanced Clinical Pharmacology||1|
|OBIO 616||Overview of Medical Genetics in Oro-Facial Disease||1.5|
|OBIO 623||Advanced Implantology||1|
In addition to these 19 credit hours, each postgraduate student/resident will complete a research project that will be supervised by the specialty program director or a designated faculty member.
|OIID 619||Graduate Research||1-8|
|Total Minimum Hours||31|
In addition to the completion of the core curriculum and the postgraduate research project, there are didactic and clinical courses required for the completion of the necessary hours needed for each certificate (see Overview tab).
Prerequisite: OIID 600 or consent of instructor. Selected areas will be investigated in depth, using one or more of a variety of formats, including lectures, seminars, tutorials, and research projects.