Marquette University

12 months
1170 USD/credit
1170 USD/credit
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Orthodontics training at Marquette University is provided in a 26 1/2-month program accredited by the Commission on Dental Accreditation. The orthodontic residents are certified dentists who are being trained as specialists in orthodontics.


The Orthodontics graduate program is 26 1/2 months at Marquette University 

 and has an emphasis on high-quality clinical training. 

Learning outcomes

The orthodontics program participates in the National Matching Service.There is a strong commitment from the local orthodontic community, and our part-time and full-time faculty provide all clinic coverage. We have 20 part-time clinical professors who have broad experience in applied orthodontics. Twelve faculty are board certified, and five are current members of the Angle Society.The program has two full-time faculty. Dr. Dawei Liu is director of the graduate orthodontic program. The program start for incoming graduate students is June 1, and the graduation for the second-year students is in August.

Programme Structure

  • The orthodontic program is a 26.5 month program. A student in the orthodontics program must complete a minimum of 30 credit hours of course work, including appropriate credit hours in clinical practice per academic year and six credit hours of thesis work. 
  • The remaining credits are divided among courses specific to the specialty discipline and elective courses. 
  • Satisfactory completion of the didactic and clinical components of the program results in specialty certification through the Marquette University Graduate School. 
  • Satisfactory completion of the research component of the programs results in a master’s degree through the Marquette University Graduate School.

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines




30 alternative credits


On Campus

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Official transcripts from all current and previous colleges/universities except Marquette. International applicants must have course grades converted to numerical values of 4.000, 3.000, 2.000, and 1.000 or to corresponding letter grades of A, B, C, and D, respectively. 
  • Where such a conversion is not possible, an explanation of the grading system used in the foreign dental school and undergraduate institution should accompany the official English translation of the grade transcripts.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    1170 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 1170 USD per credit and a duration of 12 months.
  • National

    1170 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 1170 USD per credit and a duration of 12 months.


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