Degrees & Programs
The University of Minnesota School of Dentistry offers a wide variety of degrees and programs to help you become a skilled and successful dental professional.
Explore opportunities to pursue a dental degree, advance your training, continue your education, prepare for dental school, and more.
Through Bachelor of Science and Master of Science degree programs in Dental Hygiene, the School of Dentistry blends a solid clinical education with the biological, behavioral and social sciences, as well as liberal arts.
Advance your education
Our clinical specialty training programs and graduate degrees (M.S., Ph.D.) prepare dental professionals for careers in specialty practice, advanced general dentistry, research, education and administration.
UMN Pass: For international students
The University of Minnesota School of Dentistry Program for Advanced Standing Students (UMN PASS) is a 29-month program for graduates of dental schools outside of the U.S. and Canada, who seek to practice dentistry in the U.S.
Former UMN PASS students say that they especially enjoy the smaller size of the program, the great clinical education, the outreach program, and that they never experienced chair issues.
Community outreach experience
This clinical experience is required for dental, dental therapy, and dental hygiene students.
Students gain hands-on experience treating a diversity of patients with a variety of oral health care needs.
Our students have several opportunities to fulfill this requirement with rotations across Minnesota, North Dakota and South Dakota.
Continue your studies
Housed within the School of Dentistry, Continuing Dental Education offers more than 160 educational experiences annually for approximately 7,100 dental professionals in the U.S., Canada and abroad.
The Minnesota Craniofacial Research Training (MinnCResT) Program aims to train the next generation of independent investigators exploring questions in craniofacial, oral health and dental research.
Teaching with technology: In 2007, we transformed our pre-clinical lab into an $11.5 million, state-of-the-art teaching center, featuring 108 patient simulation stations, 20 advanced simulators with virtual reality computer programs, two conference and classrooms, a dental lab and a research technology lab.