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What will I learn?

The MS program in dentistry prepares dentists with clinical expertise for positions of leadership in education, research, and program administration in the oral health field. A multidisciplinary faculty of dental educators, researchers, and clinicians teach the program, which is housed in the School of Dentistry. All students complete core coursework in teaching and evaluation of dentistry, research methods, and health care administration. Additional advanced coursework is offered in these same focus areas, as well as in selected clinical and oral science topics with multidisciplinary impact, including conscious sedation, craniofacial pain, geriatrics, oral biology, oral medicine and radiology, oral pathology, practice administration, and psychology. Students have flexibility in planning individualized programs to accommodate their specific areas of interest, and courses from other disciplines may be included for credit in the major area.

Students enrolled in an advanced clinical dental training program may be admitted to the dentistry graduate program for concurrent study, but must carefully plan their curriculum with their faculty adviser and the director of graduate studies so that their residency and M.S. programs are appropriately integrated and satisfy University registration requirements. Programs in the School of Dentistry that may enroll students for the MS degree include: General Practice Residency, Endodontics, Geriatrics, Orthodontics, Pediatric dentistry, Periodontics, Prosthodontics and Orofacial Pain.

Intake: Fall and Spring

Which department am I in?

School of Dentistry

Study options

Full Time (30 credit hours)

Tuition fees
US$82,840.00 per year

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

Start date

Expected January 2023


School of Dentistry

Moos Tower,

515 Delaware Street SE,



55455, United States

Entry requirements

For students from United States

The preferred undergraduate GPA for admittance to the program is 3.20. BS degree in a related field of science, or a graduate or professional degree.

For international students

The preferred undergraduate GPA for admittance to the program is 3.00.

DDS/DMD or equivalent from accredited US institution or recognized foreign school. Clinical residency enrollment and 3.0 GPA or rank in top quarter of graduating professional school class preferred.

English Language Proficiency Requirements: TOEFL iBT – 80; TOEFL pBT - 600; IELTS Academic – 6.5; MELAB – 80; Pearson Test of Academic English (PTE Academic) – 59; Cambridge Assessment English (CAE) C1 Advanced – 180.


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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