Are you interested in post-doctoral specialty training?

Students pursuing specialty training in Orthodontics, Periodontology, and Orofacial Pain are eligible for the Master of Science degree, granted through the UK Graduate School.  Successful completion of the MS degree is prerequisite to awarding of these specialty certificates.  Students pursuing advanced training in Pediatric Dentistry, General Practice, and Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery do not receive a Master of Science upon completion of the program.

Admissions Criteria

  • DMD or DDS degree from an accredited US or Canadian dental school or equivalent.
  • Applicants who are not native English speakers must score at least 550 (paper,) 213 (computer) or 79 (internet) on the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or 6.5 on the International English Language Testing System (IELTS).
  • For degree-seeking students, the Graduate School requires an overall undergraduate grade point average of 2.75 and 3.00 on all graduate work; individual programs may have higher requirements.
  • UKCD graduate specialty programs require additional criteria for acceptance, as well as an additional application to the program.  For complete criteria, please see the Applications and Admissions page for each program.

Graduate School Application

See application deadlines here

See graduate school application here

In order for the application to be considered the Graduate School must have received the application fee ($65 for domestic and $75 for international students). The applicant should not send official transcripts to the Graduate School at this point. Only when admitted to a UKCD graduate specialty program should the applicant provide the Graduate School with official transcripts, and NBDE 1 or NBDE 2 or GRE scores. Below is the Graduate School contact information:

Phone: (859) 257-4613
University of Kentucky
Graduate School
201 Gillis Building (Admin Annex)
Lexington, KY   40536-0297

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