How to Apply to Graduate Programs

  • Program Length: 30 months
  • Tuition: $67,562 per year (years 1-2), $2,814 for the final semester
  • Degree/Certificate: MSD and Certificate
  • Application Deadline: September 1

General Application Guidelines

  • Admission requires the DMD or equivalent degree from an accredited institution.
  • Ranking in the upper third of the graduating class and passage of the National Dental Board Exam.
  • Only those applications that are complete and received by the deadline are forwarded to the program director for consideration.
  • It is the responsibility of the applicant to see that all materials are submitted and that their file is complete.
  • Apply early!

All Applicants Must

  1. Complete PASS application.
  2. Non-refundable application fee of $145.00 payable at the dental application fee website.
  3. Acquire a match number.
  4. Re-applicants must fully complete a new application and pay all fees.

Additional Requirements and Information for International Students 

  1. Applicants who have graduated from a non-English speaking dental school and for whom English is not their first language must take the TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) or IELTS (International English Language Test System). In order to be admitted, the applicant must score above one of the following minimum scores:
    • TOEFL Paper-Based Test: 550
    • TOEFL Computer-Based Test: 213
    • TOEFL Internet-Based Test: 90
    • IELTS Test: 6.5

    The TOEFL identification number for Case Western Reserve University is: 1105

    The Department code for the School of Dental Medicine is: 38
  2. Applicants to our graduate program must take the National Board Dental Exams, the Graduate Record Examination (GRE), or the ADAT (Advanced Dental Admission Test). Only one score is necessary for a complete application.
  3. There is no financial aid given to international students enrolled in the M.S.D. programs. A letter of "proof of support" must be submitted when a student is accepted into a program. Applicants must establish that they have available financial resources sufficient to complete the program uninterrupted. All on-campus work-study employment for international students must be cleared by the individual program director and the University Office of International Students.

All materials should be sent through PASS. Additional inquires to the Office of Graduate Studies:

Case Western Reserve University
Office of Graduate Studies
School of Dental Medicine
2124 Cornell Road
Cleveland, OH 44106-4905 USA

Phone: 216.368.1168

Early applications are recommended. Incomplete applications will not be sent to the program director for review.