The School of Dentistry offers an Advanced Education in General Dentistry program that provides clinical experiences in all phases of general dentistry. The clinical training is complemented by a graduate didactic core curriculum that provides interdisciplinary education in the specialties of dentistry, and comprehensive diagnosis and treatment planning. The AEGD program is an ADA-accredited, intensive 12-month clinical care program. The program requires successful passing of the clinical and didactic course work resulting in a certificate from the Marquette University Graduate School. Completion of 30 credits is required for obtaining the AEGD certificate. No thesis is offered.
There is no tuition for the 1-year program, and residents receive stipends. For candidates who have successfully completed the AEGD certificate program, an optional 1-year fellowship program is available. Fellows do not receive a stipend and do not pay tuition. Availability of fellowships is subject to approval.
Visit the Department Web Page for more detailed program information.
- Read all application instructions prior to beginning an application.
- A completed Marquette University application form and fee online. Applicants must apply through Marquette, or they will not be considered for admission. In addition, applicants may also apply through the Postdoctoral Application Support Service (PASS) operated by the American Dental Education Association (ADEA), but it is not required.
- Official transcripts from all current and previous colleges/universities except Marquette. International applicants must have course grades converted to numerical values of 4.000, 3.000, 2.000, and 1.000 or to corresponding letter grades of A, B, C, and D, respectively. Where such a conversion is not possible, an explanation of the grading system used in the foreign dental school and undergraduate institution should accompany the English translation of the grade transcripts.
- Undergraduate and dental school grade-point averages, and class rank in dental school.
- Three letters of recommendation reflecting the applicant’s clinical and academic abilities.
- Personal statement and curriculum vitae.
- Scores from the National Board Dental Examinations, Part I and Part II. All foreign trained applicants are strongly encouraged to take NBDE Parts I & II. While the NBDE are not an absolute requirement for admission, they will make the applicant more competitive in the selection process.
- For international applicants only: a TOEFL score or other acceptable proof of English proficiency.
- All applicants must be prepared to appear for a personal interview in Milwaukee during the months of December and January. This occasion has a twofold purpose; faculty members in the program have the opportunity to become better acquainted with the applicant, and applicants have the opportunity to become acquainted with various facets of the program to which they are applying. Phone interviews are not acceptable.
- All foreign applicants that are not already licensed to practice in the U.S. are required to take a pre-clinical dental proficiency exam as a requisite for acceptance. The exam is given ONLY to those applicants that are invited for an interview. ALL interviews are by "invitation only".
October 1st for first round interviews for the AEGD program starting in July of the following year. Applications will be accepted beyond this deadline until all available AEGD positions are filled.
- Stipend of $35,000 a year
- Health Insurance
- Vacation and Sick Leave