M.S. and Certificate in Orthodontics

Fall 2024 Enrollment

The application cycle is now closed.

Interviews: October 13 & 16, 2023 (by invitation)

Program Start Date: July 1, 2024; Mandatory orientation activities take place the week prior

Class size: 6/year
Degree: Master of Science, Certificate in Orthodontics
Program Length: 36 Months


About the Program

Since its inception in 1947, this program has been committed to preparing graduates for successful careers in clinical and academic orthodontics. This is achieved by equipping them with the knowledge and skills necessary for evidence-based practice delivered through a curriculum that provides advanced level courses reflective of the currently available evidence-based information.

Upon completion of this comprehensive 36-month program, residents receive a Certificate of Advanced Education in Orthodontics and a Master of Science degree from the University at Buffalo Graduate School.

All members of the Orthodontic faculty in the program have undergone an additional two to three years of specialized training in orthodontics, building upon their foundational dental education. Additionally, a significant number of them hold certification from the American Board of Orthodontics.


Domestic and internationally-trained dentists are eligible to apply to this program.

General Admissions Requirements

The University sets general admissions requirements for graduate study.  These include letters of recommendation; a minimum undergraduate GPA; and demonstration of English Language proficiency for international applicants. Please refer to the General Admissions Requirements page for full details.

Program-specific requirements are described on this page.


Advanced Education Admissions
EMAIL: sdmpg@buffalo.edu

We encourage you to submit questions via our prospective student inquiry form

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