Advanced Education in Periodontics program

Program Description

The periodontal master's is completed in three years and requires direct patient care during the duration of the program. A student in the periodontics program must complete a minimum of 50 credit hours of course work, including 12 credit hours of clinical practice and six credit hours of thesis work. The remaining credits will be from courses assigned by the course director which are specific to periodontology.

Satisfactory completion of the didactic and clinical components of the program results in a specialty certificate through the Marquette University Graduate School.

Satisfactory completion of the research component of the programs results in a master’s degree through the Marquette University Graduate School. The master’s degree is required in order to receive the specialty certificate.

Program Outline

Length: 36 Months
Enrolling first class: June 2016
Enrollment: 2 residents per year, 6 residents total
Program offers: Certificate and Master of Science

Program time devoted to each area:

Biomedical Sciences 20%
Clinical Sciences   65%
Teaching 5%
Research 8%
Other (Anesthesia) 2%


Application Information

An online application is available on the Graduate School’s website. The application deadline is August 1. If you have any questions about the application process, please contact the Graduate School.

Application Requirements

1. This year we will be using the ADEA PASS application process.

2. Selection of residents will be made with the Match.

3. Selected residents will then submit materials to be accepted by the graduate school.


Graduation is dependent on receiving a master’s degree through the graduate school which involves an original research project and specified thesis requirements appropriate for this Master’s degree.

Tayebi Research Group at Marquette University School of Dentistry with interest in interdisciplinary research in bio and nano materials including bone and periodontal tissue engineering.