USC University of Southern California


The 36-month course in prosthodontics teaches didactic and clinical skills leading to competency in the specialized practice of prosthodontics. The program provides a basic science foundation for clinical and technical skills, incorporating studies in physical diagnosis, anatomy, oral pathology, pharmacology, and oral biology.

Since proficiency in all elements of prosthodontics is required, equal emphasis is placed on fixed, removable, and implant prosthodontics. Periodontally compromised patients are frequently encountered, so the program is allied with the Ostrow School of Dentistry’s advanced program in periodontics; integrated patient care is stressed.

Application Deadlines

PASS deadline: December 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 Prosthodontics Program applicants must submit a non-refundable processing fee of $85 ($145 for international applicants) to the USC Office of Dental Admissions, File No. 121452, Los Angeles, CA 90074-2145. We will accept a personal check, cashier/bank check or money order made payable to USC. Please indicate the program you are applying to and the PASS ID number on the check.

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
Tuition $80,926 $80,925 $80,925
Health Insurance $1,712 $1,712 $1,712
Student Health Center Fee $671 $761 $761
Disability Insurance $55 $55 $55
Topping Student Aid Fund $16 $16 $16
Graduate Orientation Fee $50 $0 $0
Grad Student Programming Fee $80 $80 $80
Grad Student Services Fee $20 $20 $20
Total Direct Costs $85,950 $85,934 $84,634
Allowances for Indirect Costs
Room and Board $21,344 $21,344 $21,344
Transportation $3,360 $3,360 $3,360
Personal/Misc $2,436 $2,436 $2,436
Estimated Cost of Attendance $113,090 $113,074 $111,774

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.