Periodontology Applications and Admissions

The Division of Periodontology produces graduates with advanced specialty training in the surgical and non-surgical treatment of periodontal disease. The program is a full-time, 36-month course of study, with strong emphasis on evidence-based decision making, consisting of clinical, research, and didactic components. 
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Admissions Details

  • Application deadline: September 1 of the year prior to the planned admission date
  • Starting date: July 1
  • Graduate School Application Fee: See site for details
  • Degree/Certification offered: Master of Science and Certificate in Periodontology
  • Length of Program: 36 months
  • Applicants accepted/year: 2-3


There are two applications required for the Graduate Periodontology Program: the ADEA PASS application and the University of Kentucky Graduate School application. Both applications must be submitted online-see details below. 

All Applicants:

Register and complete the ADEA PASS application here. 

All applicants must submit documentation to ADEA PASS, including:

  • Four (4) Letters of Recommendation (one must be from a Dean)
  • National Board Scores (if available for international applicants)
  • Pre-dental Transcripts 
  • Dental School Transcripts with degree granted or in-process (provided in English)

All applicants must also complete the online University of Kentucky Graduate School Application here

Graduate School Contact Information: University of Kentucky Graduate School, 201 Gillis Building (Admin Annex), Lexington, KY 40536-0297. Visit website here. Email:

  • In order for a Periodontology application to be considered, the Graduate School must recieve the application fee (see Graduate School site for details).
  • Applicants should not send official transcripts to the Graduate School at this point. Only when admitted to the Periodontology Program should an applicant provide the Graduate School with official transcripts, and NBDE 1 or NBDE 2.

International Applicants: 

In addition to the above requirements, international applicants should also be prepared to provide the following:  

  1. Bank Statement showing available funding 
  2. Proof of English proficiency
  3. Copies of passport for yourself and any accompanying family members

The Graduate School may request additional information as necessary. To see more about coming to the University of Kentucky as an international student, click here.


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