USC University of Southern California

Distance Learning Master and Certificate Dental Programs

Our Distance Learning Programs are specifically designed for practicing professionals so you can learn while keeping your practice. We offer online Master  and Certificate programs in various specialties to provide clinicians with the knowledge and understanding necessary to deliver sophisticated and complete care to their patients.

We are accepting applications for the 2017 academic year, starting in August 2017, for the Pain Medicine programs. The application deadline is August 1, 2017.

For all other programs we are accepting applications for the 2018 academic year, starting in May 2018. The application deadline is May 1, 2018.

Click on the program names below to learn more.

Online Masters

Master in Orofacial Pain and Oral Medicine
  • Focuses on orofacial pain, oral medicine, and sleep disorders, e.g., treating patients with TMJ, TMD, headaches, or Sleep Apnea
  • Program begins: May, 2018
  • Program length: 37 months
  • 17 courses
Master in Pain Medicine
  • Interdisciplinary program of the Keck School of Medicine of USC and the Herman Ostrow School of Dentistry of USC
  • Focuses on neuroscience, psychological aspects of pain, pain assessment and classification, different pain conditions, and policies and legal issues
  • Program begins: August 21, 2017
  • Program length: 37 months
  • 24 courses
Master in Geriatric Dentistry
  • Focuses on treating  a wide range of dental issues, oral diseases and systemic disorders in older patients
  • Program begins: May, 2018
  • Program length: 37 months
  • 24 courses

Online Certificates

Certificate in Orofacial Pain
  • Focuses on the diagnosis, pathobiology and treatment of a wide range of oral diseases and systemic disorders that cause orofacial pain.
  • Program starts May, 2018
  • Program length: 12.5 months
  • 8 courses
Certificate in Pain Medicine
  • Interdisciplinary program of the Keck School of Medicine of USC and the Herman Ostrow School of Dentistry of USC
  • Focuses on neuroscience, psychological aspects of pain, pain assessment and classification, different pain conditions, and policies and legal issues
  • Program begins: August 21, 2017
  • Program length: 12.5 months
  • 7 courses
Certificate in Geriatric Dentistry
  • Focuses on treating dental issues in older patients.
  • Program begins: May, 2018
  • Program length: 12.5 months
  • 8 courses
Certificate in Oral Pathology and Radiology
  • Focuses on the clinical, pathological, and radiological correlations as applied to clinical practice and didactic skills necessary to evaluate and manage patients with oral diseases.
  • Program begins: May, 2018
  • Program length: 12.5 months
  • 10 courses