How to Apply

Thank you for your interest in the Advanced Education Program in Periodontology at the University of Minnesota.  We offer a Master of Science in Dentistry Degree with a certificate in Periodontology and also an integrated curriculum for a Ph.D. degree in Oral Biology with a certificate in Periodontology.
Application materials & process

Interested applicants need to apply through the ADEA Postdoctoral Application Support Service (PASS). Information on application requirements and fees can be found at the following ADEA PASS program page.  Selection of applicants will be made through the National Matching Service (MATCH).

We encourage you to submit your application in early July and will offer a one-week externship to highly qualified individuals (top 1/3 of their dental school class) with a great interest in periodontics and implantology. The deadline to submit applications and all required supplemental materials is August 1.

International applicants whose primary language is not English are required to submit a TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) score taken within two years of their application deadline. Applicants must achieve a minimum > 102 IBT scored to be considered by the admission committee.

If you have any additional questions, please contact the program administrative specialist, Shelby Lafreniere, at