Endodontics, MS

Dean: Elsbeth Kalenderian, DDS, MPH, Ph.D.
School of Dentistry website

Degrees Offered

Master of Science degrees in five disciplines

Graduate Program Overview

The School of Dentistry offers graduate programs in dental biomaterials, endodontics, orthodontics, periodontics and prosthodontics. These programs can be modified to allow conjoint interdisciplinary graduate work to be undertaken in any other unit of the university, and a master of science or doctoral degree can be obtained through an appropriate graduate degree-granting department of the university or through the interdisciplinary Ph.D. program. Faculty for each dental graduate program are drawn both from full-time Dental School faculty and from practicing specialists in the field who serve as adjunct faculty (part-time faculty).

The full-time dental biomaterials program is a non-accredited 2-year program leading to a master’s degree.

The master of science programs in endodontics, orthodontics, periodontics and prosthodontics are clinically and research based, offering specialty certification with the master’s degree. Graduates are prepared to handle complex clinical cases and to work effectively with both general dentists and other dental specialists. Full-time programs in endodontics is 24-months, orthodontics is 26.5-months, and periodontics and prosthodontics are 36 months each. Tuition for the specialty programs is charged at a flat rate as per the Tuition, Fees and Housing section of this bulletin. Any applicable instrument or service fees are charged during the fall term each year.

Course work requirements for each graduate program are determined by the director of the specific program in accordance with accreditation standards. Courses include study in basic health sciences, dental biomaterials, research methodology, clinical dental specialties and other related science disciplines, as appropriate.

Non-Degree Students in Dentistry Courses

Normally, students with non-degree status are not permitted to enroll in dentistry courses. Graduate students from approved dental residency programs may enroll in any dental graduate courses but need prior approval from the School of Dentistry’s associate dean for research and graduate studies.