- Master of Science with Certificate
A student in the orthodontics program must complete a minimum of 30 credit hours of course work, including four credit hours in clinical practice per academic year (a total of eight credit hours for each program) and six credit hours of thesis work. The remaining credits may be divided among courses specific to the specialty discipline and elective courses. The orthodontics program requires 26.5 months of patient care. Satisfactory completion of the didactic and clinical components of the program results in a specialty certificate through the Marquette University Graduate School. Satisfactory completion of the research component of the programs result in a master's degree through the Marquette University Graduate School. The master's degree is required in order to receive the specialty certificate.
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.
- 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 possible, an explanation of the grading system used in the foreign dental school and undergraduate institution should accompany the official 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.
- Scores from the National Board Dental Examinations, Part I and Part II. Not required from graduates of non-U.S./non-Canadian dental schools.
- A curriculum vitae and a personal statement.
- Registration with National Matching Service. The orthodontics program is part of the Postdoctoral Dental Matching Program. Details of this program can be obtained through the orthodontics department.
- For international applicants only: a TOEFL score or other acceptable proof of English proficiency.
September 1st (or next business day) for orthodontics programs starting in June of the following year.
Private scholarships may be available. U.S. citizens and permanent residents may be eligible to apply for need-based federal aid (loans) to help fund their educational expenses.