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

Email: sdmpg@buffalo.edu

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Advanced Education Programs

Program Cert MS PhD Application Process Application for Fall 2017 Enrollment
Advanced Education in 
General Dentistry
    US/Canada: PASS
International: UB Gradmit
US/Canada: Oct 15
International: Nov 1
Biomaterials
    UB Gradmit 
Spring 2018
Sep 1 (US), Aug 1 (Intl)
Endodontics     PASS Aug 1
Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology     UB Gradmit Nov 1
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery     PASS Nov 1
Oral Biology     UB Gradmit Feb 1
Oral Sciences     UB Gradmit Feb 1
Orthodontics   PASS Sep 1
Pediatric Dentistry √      PASS Oct 2
Periodontics  **     UB Gradmit Aug 3
Prosthodontics     UB Gradmit Aug 31
TMD and Orofacial Pain Program √ *     UB Gradmit Dec 1

* Combined with MS in Oral Sciences: conferred simultaneously
** Combined with MS in Oral Sciences or PhD in Oral Biology: conferred simultaneously

NOTE: The SDM Advanced Education academic unit awards multiple degrees and certificates with synchronous conferral; both portions of a multiple-award program are awarded simultaneously at the conclusion of the entire program of study.

The School of Dental Medicine also co-sponsors a General Practice Residency program with Roswell Park Cancer Institute (RPCI). Information about the program and application procedures are outlined on RPCI'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, 2017/2018 School Year

  NY State Resident Out of State US Resident International Non US Resident
University Tuition $10,870 $22,210 $22,210
University Fees      
Student Activity  $128 $128 $128
Academic Excellence $375 $375 $375
Comprehensive  $1,920 $1,920 $1,920
Medical Insurance $2,100 $2,100 $2,100
Books & Supplies $1,438 $1,438 $1,438
Clinic Mgmt. System (CMS) $9,000 $9,000 $9,000
Post-Graduate $5,000 $5,000 $5,000
International Student     $200
Sub Total $19,961 $19,961 $20,161
Total Tuition and Fees  $30,831 $42,171 $42,371
All Endodontics students: Add $2,000 for sterilization and equipment fees  $32,831 $44,171 $44,371
Estimated Living Expenses      
Personal expenses $2,601 $2,601 $2,601
Transportation $2,156 $2,156 $2,156
Living Allowances $13,851 $13,851 $13,851
Total Living Expenses $18,608 $18,608 $18,608
TOTAL TUITION AND OTHER EXPENSES $49,439 $60,779 $60,979

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.

International Student Fee: ($100/Semester) Applicable to all matriculated international students.

Please note:

  1. The tuition and fee rates shown are subject to change without prior notice pending official approval from the SUNY Board of Trustees.
  2. Most clinical certificate programs are subject to additional expenses; please contact your program director to determine costs.

Resources for Applicants

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