USC University of Southern California


Advanced Specialty Certificate Program

The 24-month course of study in endodontics begins the first week of July each year. The Endodontics Program provides students with the background information and clinical experience necessary for a specialist in the practice of endodontics, as well as activities in research and teacher training for students interested in academic endodontics.

The program prepares its graduates for competency in five areas of endodontics:

  • clinical
  • surgical
  • research
  • biological basis
  • teaching

Application Deadlines

USC application deadline: September 1
PASS deadline: August 18

How to Apply

The Herman Ostrow School of Dentistry of USC uses the American Dental Education Association’s Postdoctoral Application Support Service(PASS) centralized application for its specialty certificate programs.

In addition to the PASS application, all Endodontics Program applicants must submit a non-refundable processing fee of $85 ($145 for international applicants) to the Ostrow School of Dentistry’s Office of Admissions. We will accept a personal check, cashier/bank check, or money order made payable to USC. Please indicate the program you are applying to on the check.

Mail your supplementary packet, all in one envelope, to:
Herman Ostrow School of Dentistry of USC
Office of Admissions
File No. 121452
Los Angeles, CA  90074-2145

Cost of Attendance

This program does not provide a stipend.

Estimated Cost of Attendance 2013-2014

Direct Costs Year 1 Year 2
Tuition $65,017 $77,588
Instrument Management System Fee $2,038 $2,379
Dental Equipment Contact your department
Health Insurance $1,519 $1,519
Student Health Center Fee $652 $740
Disability Insurance $72 $72
Dental Gown Usage Fee $165 $165
Topping Student Aid Fund $16 $16
Graduate Orientation Fee $50 $0
Grad Student Programming Fee $75 $75
Grad Student Services Fee $25 $25
Total Direct Costs $69,629 $82,579
Allowances for Indirect Costs
Room and Board $17,560 $21,072
Transportation $2,550 $3,060
Personal/Misc $2,030 $2,436
Estimated Cost of Attendance $91,769 $109,147

U.S. Department of Education Disclosure

Dept of Labor Standard Occupational Classification Code: 29-1023
Dept of Labor Standard Occupational Profile:
On-Time Completion Rate: 100%
Tuition and Fees: $158,392
Equipment and Supplies: $60,657
Job Placement Rate: Not Available
Median Loan Debt
  Federal: $122,944
  Private: Zero
  Other: Zero

Financial Aid

Click here to learn more about financial aid options or click here for information on how to inform the Financial Aid Office of any changes in circumstance that might affect your eligibility.

Health Requirements

Please note that all matriculating students must comply with the university’s health requirements.