The graduate program is 24 months long with an emphasis on high-quality clinical training. First-year residents immediately start treating patients in the graduate clinic at the beginning of the program and continue throughout the two years. Clinical faculty members have vast experience in clinical endodontics and provide coverage in the graduate clinic. 

A master of science degree is an integral part of the program. A research thesis or acceptance of a paper in a peer-reviewed journal is required to graduate. Most research is directed toward evidence–based research specific to the field of endodontics. Required core courses are shared with other post-graduate specialties, in addition to endodontic-specific course work.

A wide spectrum of resident applicants is accepted each year. This mix varies from year to year and is dependent on the strength of the applicant pool.  Prerequisites include composite experience, GPA, class rank, national board scores and with the interview process. GPR/AEGD or private practice experience is encouraged.

Application information

An online application is available on the Graduate School’s website. The application deadline is July 15. Please contact the Graduate School with questions.

Application requirements

Read all application instructions prior to beginning an application.

  • Official transcripts from all current and previous colleges/universities except Marquette. International applicants must have course grades converted to numerical values of 4.000, 3.000, 2.000, and 1.000 or to corresponding letter grades of A, B, C, and D, respectively. Where such a conversion is not possible, an explanation of the grading system used in the foreign dental school and undergraduate institution should accompany the official English translation of the grade transcripts.
  •  If coursework was completed outside of the United States, a transcript evaluation is required. A copy of a course-by-course evaluation is approved for the application process.
  • Undergraduate and dental school grade-point averages, and class rank in dental school. If class rank is not listed on the official transcript, a dean's letter may be submitted to or as an additional reference through the online application.
  • Three letters of recommendation reflecting the applicant’s clinical and academic abilities.
  • Scores from the National Board Dental Examinations, Part I and Part II. Not required from graduates of non-U.S./non-Canadian dental schools. Official scores should be sent to
  • A curriculum vitae and a personal statement.
  • For international applicants only: a TOEFL score or other acceptable proof of English proficiency.

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State Licensure/Certification Disclosure for Graduate Dentistry Programs

The information below reflects whether this program meets the educational requirements for licensure or certification in the specified states.

Satisfies Educational Requirements(with existing D.D.S. or D.M.D. degree from an accredited dental school in the United States or Canada): AL, AK, AZ, AR, CA, CO, CT, DC, DE, FL, GA, HI, ID, IL, IN, IA, KS, KY, LA, ME, MD, MA, MI, MN, MS, MO, MT, NE, NJ, NV, NH, NM, NY, NC, ND, OH, OK, OR, PA, RI, SC, SD, TN, TX, UT, VT, VA, WA, WI, WV, WY.

Does Not Satisfy Educational Requirements: None

No Determination Made: AS, GU, MP, PR, VI

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