Endodontics - Certificate

The certificate program in Endodontics is a 27-month graduate program, fully accredited by the American Dental Association Commission on Dental Accreditation, designed to be a comprehensive, didactic, clinical and research experience into all aspects of endodontics (root canal therapy).

Application requirements include a DDS, DMD, or a foreign-equivalent dental degree, letters of recommendation, letter of motivation, submission of a resume, a competitive class ranking, and passage of the National Board Dental Examinations, Advanced Dental Admission Test, or Graduate Record Examination.  Application is made through PASS. The deadline to apply is August 1 of each year, with a start date of the following summer.

The program provides the graduate student with the tools necessary to be a clinically proficient endodontist, an astute diagnostician, a critical thinker, and a sound “endodontist-scientist.” In addition, the program prepares the student for the American Board of Endodontics certification examination.

The MS in Oral Biology is optional and must be applied to separately through ApplyTexas. The MS requires 36 months in residence and students must successfully complete an additional 32 semester credit hours, conduct a research project, and successfully defend a written thesis.

To complete the certificate in Endodontics, students must remain in continuous enrollment for 27 months and successfully complete 61.5 semester credit hours.

In accordance with Student Rule 10.4.1, grades of S or U may be assigned in certain officially designated certificate courses.