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General information for the application:

Degree granted: Certificate
Number of residents accepted each year: 6
Length of program: 12 months
Deadline for application: September 1 through ADEA PASS
Start of interviews: October

Application Process

All applications must be submitted through the American Dental Education Association (ADEA) PASS program (Postdoctoral Application Support Service)

Application Information in Pass (Program Code: AEGD134)

Application Requirements

Required Standardized Tests

  • NBDE1
  • NBDE2

TOEFL Requirement Instructions

Citizens from non-English-speaking countries are required to submit proof of English proficiency to be eligible for review.

  • a TOEFL score of at least 85 on TOEFL iBT (550 paper-based), or
  • a TOEFL Essentials score of at least 8.5, or
  • an IELTS score of at least 6.0, or
  • a GRE Verbal Reasoning score of at least 146 (400 on the old scale),
  • completing all years of a Bachelor's degree or higher at a US-accredited university (subject to approval), or
  • acquiring alternative verification during the admission process from the Graduate and Professional School via a departmental request. An international graduate student holding an advanced degree from an accredited institution located in the US qualifies for alternative verification.

Other Requirement Instructions

For US Dental School DDS, DMD or dental school student applicants

  - NBDE/INBDE exam results should be submitted through PASS, if available at time of application. If not, they must be provided prior to matriculation.

  - GRE is NOT required. (optional)

  - ADAT test is NOT required. (optional)

  - No additional application fee required.

For International school applicants

  - TOEFL score is required. (Texas A&M code is 6003)

  - NBDE/INBDE exam result is NOT required.

International Student Eligibility

Applicants Without U.S. Dental Degrees: May be Considered

Eligible Citizenship Types:

  • US Citizen, US Permanent Resident
  • US/Canadian Citizen, US/Canadian Permanent Resident
  • Non-US Citizen/Resident (no sponsorship)
  • Non-US Citizen/Resident (need sponsorship)