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What will I learn?

The Advanced Dental Therapy certificate is designed for dental therapists who have completed a baccalaureate or master degree in dental therapy from the University of Minnesota, School of Dentistry between the years 2011 and 2014. It focuses on acquiring the knowledge and skills mandated by the Minnesota Board of Dentistry to become eligible for advanced dental therapy certification.

Program Requirements - Use of 4xxx courses towards program requirements is not permitted. A minimum GPA of 3.00 is required for students to remain in good standing. At least 1 semesters must be completed before filing a Degree Program Form. Students are required to maintain a minimum GPA of 3.00 and to achieve no less than a C grade in each course. Students must enroll in the Advance Dental Therapy Post-baccalaureate Certificate within five years following the completion of their dental therapy degree and must complete the course and clinic requirements within five years of enrollment.

Intake: Fall and Spring

Which department am I in?

University of Minnesota, Twin Cities Campus

Study options

Online/Distance (15 credit hours)

Tuition fees
US$27,612.00 per year
The given fee is for full time and it's a guide for online students

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

Expected January 2023

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Anyone who has or will obtain a bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited institution in the U.S. or a comparable degree from an officially recognized college or university outside the U.S. may apply for graduate admission.

For international students

Bachelor Degree of Dental Therapy from the University of Minnesota.

Master Degree of Dental Therapy from the University of Minnesota.

Other requirements to be completed before admission: Completion of a Bachelor of Science in Dental Therapy degree or Master of Dental Therapy degree at the University of Minnesota, School of Dentistry between 2011 thru 2014. Holds current credentials of Licensed Dental Therapist in the state of Minnesota.

English Language Proficiency Requirements: TOEFL iBT – Total Score: 79; Writing Subscore: 21; Reading Subscore: 19; IELTS Academic – Total Score: 6.5; Writing Subscore: 6.5; Reading Subscore: 6.5; Pearson Test of Academic English (PTE Academic) – Total Score: 59; Writing Subscrore: 59; Reading Subscore: 59; Cambridge Assessment English (CAE) C1 Advanced – Total Score: 180; Writing Subscore: 180; Reading Subscore: 180.

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About University of Minnesota

UMN is one of the United States’ top public research institutions, where students gain a world-class education on a historic campus in a vibrant city.

  • 150+ undergraduate and 200+ graduate programs
  • Beautiful campus with the Mississippi River on site
  • World-class academics and close personal support throughout
  • Opportunities for scholarships and financial awards

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