Admissions Overview

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

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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 deadline and correct electronic application to submit for review by the appropriate admissions committee. Check the program’s page on this website for other 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 Gradmit application system will accept IELTS scores with a minimum of 6.5 (with requirement that each section has a minimum score of 6.0). 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.

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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Advanced Education Programs

Program Certificate MS PhD Application Process Application Cycle for Fall 2019 Enrollment
Advanced Education in 
General Dentistry

Trained  US/Canada: PASS

International:UB Gradmit

Opens May 17, 2018
    UB Gradmit 
Applications accepted for Fall & Spring; Please see website
Endodontics √ *     PASS May 17 - August 15, 2018
Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology √ *     UB Gradmit May 1 - November 1, 2018
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery √ & MD degree     PASS May 17 - October 15, 2018
Oral Biology     UB Gradmit August 1 - February 1, 2019
Oral Sciences     UB Gradmit June 15 - April 1, 2019
Orthodontics   PASS May 17 - August 15, 2018
Pediatric Dentistry √      PASS May 17 - October 1, 2018
Periodontics  *     UB Gradmit May 1 - August 31, 2018
Prosthodontics √ *     UB Gradmit May 1 - August 15, 2018
TMD and Orofacial Pain Program √ **     UB Gradmit June 1 - December 1, 2018

* Can be combined with MS in Oral Sciences or Biomaterials or with the PhD in Oral Biology

** Combined with MS in Oral Sciences

The School of Dental Medicine also co-sponsors a General Practice Residency program with Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center. Information about the program and application procedures are outlined on Roswell Park's website.

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, 2018/2019 School Year *

  NY State Resident Out of State US Resident International Non US Resident
University Tuition $11,090 $22,650 $22,650
University Fees      
Student Activity  $128 $128 $128
Academic Excellence $475 $475 $475
Comprehensive  $2,051 $2,051 $2,051
Medical Insurance $2,210 $2,210 $1,450
Books & Supplies $1,392 $1,392 $1,392
Clinic Mgmt. System (CMS) ** $9,000 $9,000 $9,000
Post-Graduate *** $7,000 $7,000 $7,000
International Student     $200
Sub Total $22,256 $22,256 $21,696
Total Tuition and Fees  $33.346 $44,906 $44,346
All Endodontics students: Add $2,000 for sterilization and equipment fees  $35,346 $46,906 $46,346
Estimated Living Expenses      
Personal expenses $1,830 $1,830 $1,830
Transportation $1,732 $1,732 $1,732
Living Allowances $18,201 $18,201 $18,201
Total Living Expenses $21,763 $21,763 $21,763
TOTAL TUITION AND OTHER EXPENSES $55,109 $66,669 $66,109

Explanation of Fees

Activity Fee: Mandatory fee leveled by student's respective divisions.

Academic Excellence Fee: Mandatory fee used to enhance student academic support services,advisement, research opportunities, equipment, facilities, and scholarship. technology needs, new campus life initiative/improvements.

CMS Fee**: Covers dental instrument sterilization, maintenance & replacement and to support clinic computing costs.  Does not apply to students in TMD/Orofacial Pain and Oral Pathology. 

Post-Graduate Fee***: For expenditures, equipment, computers, instruments, and supplies needed for higher level course instruction. Does not apply to Oral Pathology students.

Please note:

  1. * The Advanced Education General Expenses Budget applies to students in the following clinical programs: Endodontics, Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology, Orofacial Pain, Orthodontics, Periodontics and Prosthodontics.  Advanced Education students enrolled in other programs should refer to the Graduate Student Budget published by the University.
  2. Most clinical certificate programs are subject to additional expenses; please contact your program director to determine costs.
  3. The tuition and fee rates shown are subject to change without prior notice pending official approval from the SUNY Board of Trustees.

Resources for Applicants

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