UW School of Dentistry

Graduate Application

The Graduate School of the University of Washington is administratively responsible for all graduate study. In addition to applying to the Graduate Endodontics Program, applicants must also submit a separate application to the UW Graduate School and must meet the requirements set forth by the Graduate School. You can find information on the Graduate School’s policies and procedures, along with a link to their on-line application form.

Currently, four students are accepted into the program each year. July 1 is the application deadline for admission into the program for the following academic year for summer quarter.

There are no stipends available. Applicants must be prepared to meet all expenses, including tuition of $27,144 per academic year or $6,786 per quarter for Washington State residents. Non-resident tuition is $45,748 per academic year or $11,437 per quarter. The cost of a clinical photographic setup is about $1000. Additionally, a course fee of $500 is charged each quarter to cover the cost of clinical equipment, instruments, and supplies.

Application Procedure

All application materials must be submitted to the appropriate University of Washington offices by July 1 for consideration of admission into the class beginning the following June.  Late or incomplete applications will not be reviewed. 

I. Application to the UW Graduate School

Apply on-line at www.grad.washington.edu/applForAdmiss.
The electronic application allows you to save your application data, retrieve the information, then complete and submit the application at your convenience. To use this form, you will be required to choose a login name and password. After you have submitted the application, you may return to the site in order to check the status of your application or update your address and email.

As part of this on-line application process, you will be instructed to upload your personal statement and curriculum vitae. You will also be asked to submit contact information for three professional references. Your designated reference sources (professors, colleagues, etc.) will be contacted via email and directed to a secure website where they may submit recommendations on your behalf. When checking the status of your application on-line, you will be permitted to see which recommendations have been sent.  Recommendation letters may also be mailed or emailed to gradendo@uw.edu.

II. Application to the Graduate Endodontics Program

Please download:

  • Class Standing of Applicants (PDF) – Please fill out the top portion of the first page, sign the authorization on the second page of this form and send it to the Dean or Academic Affairs Office of your dental school to be completed.
  • Departmental Application Form (PDF) – Please complete this supplemental application. You may either return the form to us with the admissions materials listed below OR you may upload the completed form to your online application to the University of Washington Graduate School.  Please list the same references you selected in your online application.

Additional materials to be sent to the Graduate Endodontics Program

  • Application Fee – Your departmental application fee of $50 payable by check or money order to the UW  Department of Endodontics may be sent along with other application materials or mailed separately.
  • Transcripts – Sealed transcripts should be mailed with any additional application materials or sent directly from your school’s Registrar.  Please also upload to your online application your unofficial undergraduate and dental school transcripts.  International applicants may mail official or unofficial transcripts to the Graduate Endodontics Program but they should not send sealed transcripts to the Graduate School unless an offer of admission is made.  See “Notes for International Applicants” below.
  • The Advanced Dental Admission Test (ADAT) – ADAT scores are now required.  Please email a copy of your official score report to gradendo@uw.edu.
  • Graduate Record Examination (GRE) – GRE scores are required for international applicants NOT graduates of Canadian and U.S. dental schools (although they may submit scores, if they wish to do so).  The Institution Code  is 4854.
  • National Dental Board Examination (NBDE) – Please email your official NBDE report to gradendo@uw.edu (or ask your dental school to report your scores with your class standing). The National Dental Board Examination is not an admissions requirement for international applicants.

Notes for International Applicants:

International applicants are those who currently hold or expect temporary U.S. visas. U.S. permanent residents (i.e. Green Card holders or immigrants) are not considered international applicants. The Graduate School has additional requirements for international applicants. These requirements include GRE scores (from graduates of dental schools not accredited by the ADA), TOEFL scores (non-native English speakers only), and a statement of financial ability. Please carefully review the information on their website.

Completion of the two-year UW Graduate Endodontics Program meets the educational requirements for dental licensure in Washington. For information regarding licensure laws in other states, please visit the ADA’s website.

Notes for Re-Applicants

The University of Washington retains admissions files for one year. Individuals who are re-applying to the Graduate Endodontics Program must submit a new application to the Graduate School on-line at: www.grad.washington.edu/applForAdmiss/.

Re-applicants are welcome to send additional admissions materials to the Graduate Endodontics Program to be added to your existing admissions file. Supplemental materials may include new letters of recommendation, an updated CV, and/or a new Statement of Intent.

If you were a junior dental student at the time of your first application to our program, please also send an official dental school transcript that shows your most recent academic progress.