The graduate endodontic program at the University of Minnesota  is a 26-month course of study that leads to a Master of Science degree and a certificate in endodontics.

Endodontics Graduate Program founder Dr. Jim JensenUniversity of Minnesota Endodontics Graduate Program founder Dr. Jim Jensen (seated center) with faculty and residents

A “certificate-only” pathway is not available. The program begins around the first of July and finishes at the end of August 26 months later, for example, 1 July 2016 through 31 August 2018.


Graduates of the program will become proficient clinicians and leaders in endodontics. They will promote optimal health through education, patient care, research and service.

What is endodontics?

According to the American Association of Endodontists, endodontists are specialists in saving teeth, committed to helping you maintain your natural smile for a lifetime. Endodontists have at least two years of additional education after dental school to become experts in performing root canal treatment and diagnosing and treating tooth pain.

Program at a glance

Length: 26 months
Degree: M.S./Certificate in Endodontics
Contact: Scott B. McClanahan
Phone: 612-624-9900
Fax: 612-624-7960

Mailing address:

8-166 Moos Tower
515 Delaware St. SE
Minneapolis, MN 55455