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Orthodontics, M.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 26 months
University rank #801 (QS) , WI,
Orthodontic training at Marquette 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 graduate program is 26 1/2 months and has an emphasis on high-quality clinical training. First-year residents normally take on an initial caseload of 40–50 patients, then receive an additional transfer of 90–100 patients during the second half of their training.Residents must execute a research project and defend a master's thesis to graduate. The program accepts five residents each year and fulfills eligibility requirements of the American Board of Orthodontics. Approximately 20 graduate students are invited for interviews every year based on the selection criteria. 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.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Deadline and start date September 1st for orthodontics programs starting in June of the following year.
  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 26 months
  • Credits
    30 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

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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

    1130 USD/module
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 1130 USD per module and a duration of 26 months.
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  • 1066 - 1770 USD/month
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