Advanced Specialty Certificate Program
The 33-month program in orthodontics is administered in conjunction with the USC Graduate School. The Orthodontics Program leads to a Master of Science degree in craniofacial biology and a certificate in orthodontics. The program can also lead to a PhD track if desired.
The orthodontics curriculum prepares students for academic careers as clinical scholars through the integration of the basic sciences with orthodontic education, as well as providing the clinical experience necessary to practice orthodontics.
USC application deadline: October 1
PASS deadline: September 17
How to Apply
The Herman Ostrow School of Dentistry of USC uses the American Dental Education Association’s Postdoctoral Application Support Service’s (PASS) centralized application for its specialty certificate programs.
In addition to the PASS, all Orthodontics Program applicants must submit the following supplemental materials to the Ostrow School of Dentistry’s Office of Admissions:
- Official undergraduate transcripts.
- Official Graduate Record Examinations (GRE) results.
- A non-refundable processing fee of $85 ($145 for international applicants). 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.
This program also uses the Postdoctoral Dental Matching Program (Match) to help place residents.
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 for 2013-2014
|Direct Costs||Year 1||Year 2||Year 3|
|Student Health Center Fee||$643||$728||$728|
|Topping Student Aid Fund||$16||$16||$16|
|Graduate Orientation Fee||$50||$0||$0|
|Grad Student Programming Fee||$75||$75||$75|
|Grad Student Services Fee||$25||$25||$25|
|Total Direct Costs||$67,417||$80,023||$80,023|
|Allowances for Indirect Costs|
|Room and Board||$17,560||$21,072||$21,072|
|Estimated Cost of Attendance||$89,557||$106,591||$106,591|
U.S. Department of Education Disclosure
|Dept of Labor Standard Occupational Classification Code:||29-1023|
|Dept of Labor Standard Occupational Profile:||http://www.onetonline.org/link/summary/29-1023.00|
|On-Time Completion Rate:||100%|
|Tuition and Fees:||$220,368|
|Equipment and Supplies:||$2,550|
|Job Placement Rate:||Not Available|
|Median Loan Debt|
Please note that all matriculating students must comply with the university’s health requirements.