USC University of Southern California

Herman Ostrow School of Dentistry of USC


Advanced Educations 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 the American 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).

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

Cost of Attendance

This program does not provide a stipend.

Estimated Cost of Attendance 2019-2020

Direct Costs Year 1 Year 2
Tuition $98,772 $98,772
Microscope Rental Fee $6,195 $6,195
Instrument Management Services Fee $2,278 $2,656
Health Insurance $2,118 $2,118
Student Health Center Fee $982 $982
Disability insurance $53 $53
Dental Gown Usage Fee $165 $165
Topping Student Aid Fund $16 $16
Student Programming Fee $128 $128
Total School Costs $110,707 $111,085
Allowances for Indirect Costs
Room and Board $23,575 $23,575
Transportation $3,335 $3,335
Personal/Misc $3,059 $3,059
Estimated Cost of Attendance $140,676 $141,054

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.