Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics, Master | Boston University | Boston, United States
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Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics

36 months
88250 USD/year
88250 USD/year
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The overall goal of the Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics Program at Boston University is to educate competent individuals to practice orthodontics and dentofacial orthopedics.


Key facts

This 36-month combined MSD and certificate program in orthodontics is designed to satisfy the training requirements of the Council on Dental Education and Licensure of the American Dental Association as well as complete the requirements for a Master of Science degree in Dentistry. The curriculum is arranged so that approximately half the time is devoted to clinical training. The remainder of the program is devoted to lectures and seminars in the basic sciences and clinical subjects related to orthodontics as well as research. The master’s degree requirements include a research project, thesis, and thesis defense.

The intent of the Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics program at Boston University is to educate students to become competent clinicians who can successfully analyze and treat dentofacial deformities. Emphasis is placed on craniofacial growth and development, cephalometrics, biomechanics, occlusion, and neuromuscular physiology.

The program provides the formal educational requirements as well as patient cases for the examinations of the American Board of Orthodontics.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Research Highlights
  • Orthodontic Fundamentals
  • Biomechanics and Wirebending
  • Clinical Growth and Development
  • Orthodontic Seminar 
  • Diagnosis & Treatment Planning
  • Zen and the Way of Orthodontics

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 36 months

Start dates & application deadlines


On Campus

Academic requirements

GRE admission requirements GRE®

Other requirements

General requirements

  • DAT (Dental Admissions Test) scores
  • Letters of Recommendation
  • Transcripts
  • Interview

International students are welcome to apply if they have completed or are currently completing a Bachelor’s Degree from the United States or Canada. Applicants with a Bachelor’s Degree from outside the U.S. and Canada are not eligible for acceptance into the DMD program.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    88250 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 88250 USD per year during 36 months.
  • National

    88250 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 88250 USD per year during 36 months.

Living costs for Boston

1560 - 3239 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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