Table 1

Characteristics of advanced standing D.D.S./D.M.D. programs in the United States

University & SchoolDegree OfferedDuration of Advanced Standing ProgramNumber Of PositionsMinimum Entry Requirements: Standardized TestsEstimated Costs
Loma Linda University School of DentistryD.D.S.24 months20–24TOEFL and NBDE Part I/Part IITotal costs are $113,732 per year.
Ostrow School of Dentistry of the University of Southern CaliforniaD.D.S.24 months32TOEFL and NBDE Part ITotal costs are $120,823 for year 1 and $110,573 for year 2.
University of California, Los Angeles, School of DentistryD.D.S.25 months20TOEFL and NBDE Part ITotal costs are $116,947 for year 1 and $94,832 for year 2.
University of California, San Francisco, School of DentistryD.D.S.24 months24TOEFL and NBDE Part ITotal costs are $123,561 per year.
University of the Pacific Arthur A. Dugoni School of DentistryD.D.S.24 months22TOEFL and NBDE Part ITotal costs are $143,395 for year 1 and $135,237 for year 2.
The University of Colorado School of Dental MedicineD.D.S.24 months40TOEFL and NBDE Part ITotal costs are $96,370 for year I and $93,260 for year II.
Howard University College of DentistryD.D.S.24 months10TOEFL and NBDE Part I/Part IIInterested applicants should contact the school financial aid office.
University of Florida College of DentistryD.M.D.48 months2TOEFL and NBDE Part ITuition fee for nonresidents is $68,042 per year. Instrument, equipment, living, and miscellaneous costs are variable.
Indiana University School of DentistryD.D.S.24 months24TOEFL and NBDE Part I/Part IITotal costs for nonresidents are approximately $99,000 per year.
University of Illinois at Chicago College of DentistryD.M.D.24 months40TOEFL and NBDE Part ITuition fee is variable depending on range of hours enrolled.
University of Louisville School of DentistryD.M.D.26 monthsBased on space availabilityTOEFL and NBDE Part INonresident tuition fee is $59,500 per year. Instrument, equipment, living, and miscellaneous costs are variable.
Boston University Henry M. Goldman School of Dental MedicineD.M.D.24 months75TOEFL and NBDE Part ITuition fee is $64,500 per year. Instrument, equipment, living, and miscellaneous costs are variable.
Tufts University School of Dental MedicineD.M.D.25 months10–20TOEFL and NBDE Part I/Part IITotal costs are $48,351 for year 1, $98,723 for year 2, and $91,803 for year 3.
University of Michigan School of DentistryD.D.S.28 months10TOEFL and NBDE Part ITotal costs are $124,258 for year 1 and $92,425 for year 2.
Rutgers School of Dental MedicineD.M.D.27 months26TOEFL and NBDE Part I and Part IITotal costs are $103,218 for year 1(including summer) and $76,135 for year 2.
Columbia University College of Dental MedicineD.D.S.30 months2TOEFL and NBDE Part ITotal costs are $56,350 for first spring semester, $96,540 for year 2, and $95,871 for year 3.
University at Buffalo School of Dental MedicineD.D.S.24 months24TOEFL and NBDE Part ITotal costs for non-NY residents are $88,875 for year 1 and $87,910 for year 2.
University of Oklahoma College of DentistryD.D.S.29 months4TOEFL and NBDE Part ITotal costs are $10,000 for preliminary 16-week session, $155,160 for year 1, and $137,334 for year 2.
University of Pennsylvania School of Dental MedicineD.M.D.24 months30TOEFL and NBDE Part ITotal costs are $33,056 for preparatory program, $105,069 for year 1, and $101,862 for year 2.
University of Pittsburgh School of Dental MedicineD.M.D.24 months4TOEFL and NBDE Part I/Part IITotal costs for out-of-state students are $84, 170 for year 1 and $75,067 for year 2.
The Maurice H. Kornberg School of Dentistry, Temple UniversityD.M.D.36 months12TOEFL and NBDE Part ITuition fee is $60,690 per year. Instrument, equipment, living, and miscellaneous costs are variable.
University of Puerto Rico School of Dental MedicineD.M.D.25 months8TOEFL and NBDE Part ITotal costs are $77,736 for year 1 and $55,002 for year 2.
Virginia Commonwealth University School of DentistryD.D.S.28 months10TOEFL and NBDE Part I/Part IITotal costs are $91,000 per year.
University of Washington School of DentistryD.D.S.26 months5TOEFL and NBDE Part ITotal costs are $111,580 for year 1 and $106,580 for year 2.
Marquette University School of DentistryD.D.S.36 monthsVariesTOEFL and NBDE Part ITuition is $51,880 for nonresidents. Instrument, equipment, living, and miscellaneous costs are variable
  • Note: Total cost is the amount (including tuition, other fees, equipment and instrument costs, and living expenses) provided by the school’s financial aid office. There is no uniformity in how costs are reported by schools, so applicants are advised to contact the schools for the most updated information. Most schools require that foreign school transcripts be evaluated by Educational Credential Evaluators Inc., World Education Services Inc., or Josef Silny & Associates Inc. Some of the schools also require a psychomotor bench test as part of the admissions process.

  • Source: Data were obtained from American Dental Education Association (ADEA) CAAPIDSM Directory (www.adea.org/dental_education_pathways/CAAPID/Pages/CAAPIDDirectory.aspx). The website of each dental school was visited to obtain financial data. Both accessed: February 5, 2014.