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 Dental Implant Surgery as well as an integrated curriculum for a PhD in Oral Biology with a Certificate in Periodontology and Dental Implant Surgery.

Application materials & process

Interested applicants need to apply through the ADEA Postdoctoral Application Support Service (PASS). Selection of applicants will be made through the National Matching Service (MATCH). The most up to date requirements and fees can be found on our ADEA PASS program page, but below is a brief overview of what you will need:

  1. Transcripts (in English)
  2. Transcript evaluation from ECE or WES (if from a foreign institution)
  3. CV
  4. Personal Statement
  5. Diversity Statement
  6. Three (3) Professional Evaluations
  7. TOEFL score of 102 or higher (see link to The Graduate School's guidelines on who is required to take the TOEFL in the coursework section)
  8. Application Fee ($100 for domestic applicants and $125 for international applicants)

We encourage you to submit your application in early July. The deadline to submit applications and all required supplemental materials is August 1.

Due to the pandemic, we have decided not to accept externs during the summer semester. 

International applicants whose primary language is not English, and who have not obtained a degree in the U.S., UK/Ireland, Canada (except Quebec), Australia, New Zealand, or most current and former British and U.S. territories in the Caribbean/Central and South America 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 score to be considered by the admissions committee.

All applicants are required to pay the Division of Periodontology a supplemental application processing fee. This fee is $100 for domestic applicants and $125 for international applicants. Please pay the fee on our online portal. 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