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. The deadline to submit applications and all required supplemental materials is August 1.

If you are interested in doing a 3-5 day externship, please reach out to the program Administrative Specialist, Shelby LaFreniere, at We are looking for highly qualified individuals (top 1/3 of their dental school class) with a great interest in periodontics and implantology.

International applicants whose primary language is not English, and who have not obtained a degree in the U.S., 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 >  or = 102 IBT scored to be considered by the admission committee.

All applicants are required to pay the Division of Periodontology a supplemental application processing fee. This fee is $100 for Domestic and $125 for International applicants. This fee can be paid through check. The check should be made out to "The University of Minnesota" and mailed to this address:

Attn: Grad Periodontology
7-368 Moos Tower
515 Delaware Street S.E.
Minneapolis, MN 55455
United States of America

Applications will not be considered complete until the supplemental fee is received. If you have any additional questions, please contact the program administrative specialist, Shelby Lafreniere, at