- Master of Science with Certificate
The periodontal program is a three-year program. A student in the periodontics program must complete a minimum of 50 credit hours of course work, including 12 credit hours of clinical practice and six credit hours of thesis work. The remaining credits will be from courses assigned by the course director which are specific to periodontology. The periodontics program requires three full years of direct 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 results 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.
- 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 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
- A personal statement.
- For international applicants only: a TOEFL score or other acceptable proof of English proficiency.
August 1st for the program 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.