Admissions Overview

Learn about the application process, see an overview of our programs, and find estimated cost of attendance.

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Are you unable to take the IELTS, PTE or TOEFL because of a testing site closure?

The university has updated its policy on English language proficiency requirements for students affected by the closure of testing sites for TOEFL, IELTS and PTE.  The University at Buffalo will accept the Duolingo English Test (DET) for proof of English proficiency. This test can be taken online, in your own home. More information can be found on the Graduate School’s website.

How to Apply

Application procedures for each program vary, but there are certain steps that relate to all applicants.

Step 1. Confirm the Deadline and Review Application Materials

See the chart and corresponding links below to confirm the appropriate electronic application and deadline.  Please check the program’s admissions page for a list of required application materials.

Step 2. Submit the Application Fee, If Applicable

Candidates must submit the $50 application fee to each program for which an application is submitted. Exceptions are the following residency programs: Pediatric Dentistry, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery and AEGD.

For Applicants Whose Native Language Is Not English

A minimum TOEFL score of 79 is required. Programs using the UB application will also accept IELTS scores with a minimum overall score of 6.5  UB's school code is 2925.

GRE Requirements

The GRE is required for the following programs: Biomaterials, Oral Biology and Orthodontics. UB’s school code is 2925.

IMPORTANT NOTICE FOR PHD APPLICANTS: Due to COVID-19, the GRE (General Test) Score Report requirement will be waived automatically for the Oral Biology doctoral program for the Fall 2021 cycle only.


Contact Admissions

Advanced Education Admissions
School of Dental Medicine
315 Squire Hall
University at Buffalo
Buffalo, NY   14214

Phone: (716) 829-6927
Fax: (716) 829-2731


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Application Process and Deadlines

Program Certificate MS PhD Application Process Application Cycle for 2021 Enrollment
Advanced Education in 
General Dentistry
√ **    

Trained  US/Canada: PASS


PASS dates: May 14 - October 15, 2020

UB App opens July 1 - October 31, 2020

Applications accepted for Spring & Fall; Please see website
Endodontics √      PASS May 14 - August 1, 2020
Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology √ *     UB June 1 - November 15, 2020
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery √ & MD degree     PASS May 14 - October 15, 2020
Oral Biology     UB August 1, 2020- February 1, 2021
Oral Sciences     UB July 1, 2020 - April 1, 2021
Orthodontics   PASS May 14 - August 15, 2020
Pediatric Dentistry √      PASS May 14 - October 1, 2020
Periodontics  *     UB May 14 - August 31, 2020 (extension to 9/18/20)***
Prosthodontics √ *     UB May 14 - August 15, 2020
TMD and Orofacial Pain Program √ **     UB July 1 - December 1, 2020

* See program-specific page to learn about dual-enrollment option or requirement with the MS in Oral Sciences or Biomaterials; or PhD in Oral Biology; separate application must be made to each program.

** AEGD International Scholars must simultaneously enroll in the MS in Oral Sciences or Biomaterials program; separate application must be made to each program.

*** The application extension for Periodontics is for those applicants who are interested in combining training in the Advanced Certificate in Periodontics program with the Oral Biology PhD program; please see the program description for more details. 

Cost of Attendance

View estimated expenses. Please note that exact costs may vary, depending on the program. View each program’s page on this website for more details. 

Advanced Education General Expenses, 2020/2021 School Year *

  NY State Resident Out-of-State US Resident International Non-US Resident
University Tuition $11,310 $23,100 $23,100
   UB Fees & Other Costs      
   Broad-Based UB fees $2822 $2822 $2822
   Medical Insurance $2,298 $2,298 $1,792
   Books & Supplies $1,422 $1,422 $1,422
   Direct Loan Origination Fee $109 $109  
   International Student Fee     $200
 Fees & Costs Sub Total $6,651 $6,651 $6,236


University Tuition plus Fees & Costs 











Estimated Living Expenses (9.5 Months)

Living Alllowances, Transportation and Personal Expenses

TOTAL: Tuition, Fees & Living for students in Biomaterials, Oral Biology, Oral Sciences and AEGD International Scholars Program
  $37,635 $49,425 $49,010



School Clinical Fees      
Clinic Management System (CMS) Fee* $10,000
Post-Graduate Fee** $9,000
TOTAL: Tuition, Fees & Living for students in Endodontics, Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology, Orofacial Pain, Orthodontics, Periodontics and Prosthodontics. Additional expenses may be required for program completion (e.g. special supplies); contact program for information.
  **All Endodontics students: Add $2,000 for sterilization and equipment fees
Total Cost (incudes Living Expenses plus 
Tuition and Fees)
$56,635 $68,425 $68,010
  NYS resident Out-of-State Resident International Non-US Resident

Explanation of Fees

  • Broad-based UB Fees: Charged to all UB Students.  Includes Student Activity Fee, Comprehensive Fee, and Academic Excellence and Success Fee.  More information available:
  • Medical Insurance Premium: Waived for students who document appropriate, alternative coverage.
  • Books & Supplies: Estimate; based on course requirements.      
  • *CMS Fee: To cover dental instrument sterilization, maintenance & replacement and to support clinic computing costs; does not apply to Orofacial Pain.
  • **Post-Graduate Fee: For expenditures, equipment, computers, instruments, and supplies needed for higher level course instruction; does not apply to Oral Pathology.
  • International Student Fee: ($100/Semester) Applicable to all matriculated international students.
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NOTE: The tuition and fee rates shown are subject to change without prior notice pending official approval from the SUNY Board of Trustees.

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