UW School of Dentistry

Master of Science in Dentistry (MSD) / Postgraduate Certificates

The MSD is offered through the following disciplines: Endodontics, Oral Biology, Oral Pathology, Oral Medicine, Orthodontics, Pediatric Dentistry, Periodontics, and Prosthodontics. Although a student may enroll in a postgraduate certificate program only, students enrolled in the MSD program will also be awarded a postgraduate certificate in the specialty.

Applicants for admission to the MSD and certificate programs must be graduates of a school of dentistry approved by the Commission on Dental Accreditation of the American Dental Association, or a university dental school located outside the North American continent whose curriculum and admission requirements are similar to those of the UW School of Dentistry.

Applications must be submitted to the appropriate department on or before the following deadlines: July 31 for Periodontics and Prosthodontics, July 1 for Endodontics, September 1 for Orthodontics, and October 1 for Oral Medicine and Pediatric Dentistry.

A concurrent Application for Admission to the Graduate School must also be filed on-line. Orthodontic applicants need to apply through PASS. Those who MATCH with us in December will then need to apply to the Graduate School.

International students must fulfill the eligibility requirements (including TOEFL , GRE, and financial statements) for the Graduate School as described in the Preliminary Evaluation Process on the web site prior to deadlines. Applicants who have not received dental degrees from an institution within the United States will be required to supply Graduate Record Examination scores for admission to the University of Washington Graduate School (graduates of US & Canadian institutions are not required to submit GRE scores).