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 theAmerican 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 2014-2015

Direct Costs Year 1 Year 2
Tuition $80,926 $80,935
Instrument Management System Fee $2,200 $2,391
Dental Equipment Contact your department
Health Insurance $1,712 $1,712
Student Health Center Fee $817 $761
Disability Insurance $55 $55
Dental Gown Usage Fee $220 $165
Topping Student Aid Fund $16 $16
Graduate Orientation Fee $50 $0
Grad Student Programming Fee $80 $80
Grad Student Services Fee $20 $20
Total Direct Costs $86,096 $86,135
Allowances for Indirect Costs
Room and Board $17,787 $21,344
Transportation $2,800 $3,360
Personal/Misc $2,030 $2,436
Estimated Cost of Attendance $108,713 $113,275

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.