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

PASS deadline: August 15

How to Apply

The Herman Ostrow School of Dentistry of USC uses theAmerican Dental Education Association’s Postdoctoral Application Support Service (PASS) centralized application for its specialty certificate programs. Supplemental materials are not to be sent to the Herman Ostrow School of Dentistry.

In addition to the PASS application, all Endodontics Program applicants must submit a non-refundable processing fee of $85 ($145 for international applicants) online or by mail.

To pay online, visit our Online Payment Portal.  An email confirmation will be sent once payment is submitted. 

USC will also accept personal check, cashier check, or money order made payable to USC School of Dentistry. Please include your PASS ID number on the check or money order and mail to:

USC School of Dentistry
925 W. 34th Street, DEN 201
Los Angeles, CA 90089-0641

Cost of Attendance

This program does not provide a stipend.

Estimated Cost of Attendance 2017-2018

Direct Costs Year 1 Year 2  
Tuition $91,056 $91,055  
Instrument Management System Fee $2,220 2,415  
Dental Equipment Please contact your department
Health Insurance $1,712 $1,712  
Health Fee $979 $895  
Dental Gown Usage $165 $165  
Disability Insurance $55 $55  
Topping Student Aid Fund $16 $16  
Student Programming Fee $80 $80  
Student Service Fee $28 $28  
Total Direct Costs $96,311 $96,421  
Allowances for Indirect Cost      
Room & Board $21,996 $22,272  
Transportation $3,456 $3,360  
Personal/Miscellaneous $2,532 $3,240  
Estimated Cost of Attendance $124,295 $125,293  

U.S. Department of Education Disclosure

For certificate programs that meet federal Title IV eligibility, USC is required by the U.S. Department of Education to disclose certain Gainful Employment (GE) information. The following Gainful Employment Disclosure Template link provides information regarding related jobs, cost, loan debt and completion rate for the program:

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.