USC University of Southern California

Herman Ostrow School of Dentistry of USC

Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery

Advanced Education Certificate Program

The Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Program at the Herman Ostrow School of Dentistry offers two courses of study:

  • a 48-month course leading to a certificate in oral and maxillofacial surgery. This course is conducted at the Ostrow School of Dentistry and the LAC+USC Medical Center and provides graduates with the necessary background for certification by the American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery. The course is accredited by the Commission on Dental Accreditation.
  • a 72-month MD/certificate course, offered in conjunction with the Keck School of Medicine of USC, which leads to a medical degree in addition to the certificate.

Note that this program does not accept international applicants.

Application Deadlines

PASS deadline: September 1

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, all Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 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. 

This program also uses the Postdoctoral Dental Matching Program (Match) to help place residents.

Cost of Attendance

Residents receive a monthly stipend during training.

Estimated cost of attendance for 2019-2020

Direct Costs Year 1 Year 2 Year 3 Year 4
Tuition $0 $0 $0 $0
Health Insurance $2,118 $2,118 $2,118 $2,118
Student Health Center Fee $733* $733* $733* $733*
Disability insurance $53 $53 $53 $53
Topping Student Aid Fund $16 $16 $16 $16
Grad Orientation Fee $50 $0 $0 $0
Grad Student Programming Fee $86 $86 $86 $86
Total Direct Costs $3056 $3006 $3006 $3006
Indirect Costs
Room and Board $22,272 $22,272 $22,272 $22,272
Transportation $2,760 $2,760 $2,760 $2,760
Personal/Misc $3,240 $3,240 $3,240 $3,240
Estimated Cost of Attendance $31,328 $31,278 $31,278 $31,278

*=Fall and Spring fees only. Summer to be determined.

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

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Health Requirements

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