12 months
10550 USD/year
10550 USD/year
Tuition fee
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The graduate program in Orthodontics at the The University of Iowa prepares competent individuals to practice orthodontics and dentofacial orthopedics. The programs' objectives are to provide students with an in-depth education in biological and biomechanical principles related to orthodontics; and to develop students' research and service skills


About Orthodontics at the The University of Iowa 

Opportunities are available for research and independent study in the department, and there are special facilities for research in biomechanics and craniofacial growth. Multidisciplinary interactions with other departments within and beyond the College provide residents with learning and research opportunities such as pre-clinical/clinical biomechanics in orthodontics, surgical orthodontics, cleft lip and palate treatment, speech pathology, animal study, genetics/genomics, human growth study, and artificial intelligence.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Control Theory and Craniofacial Morphogenetic Systems
  • Orthodontic Theory: Diagnosis and Treatment Plan
  • Diagnosis and Treatment Planning
  • Advanced Orthodontic Technique
  • Biomechanics

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


30 SCH


On Campus

Academic requirements

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • A U.S. bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited college or university, or an equivalent degree from another country as determined by the Office of Admissions.
  • A minimum grade-point average (GPA) of 3.00, or the foreign equivalent as determined by the Office of Admissions.
  • English Proficiency Requirements
  • You must first submit the online application to the Graduate College and pay the $60 application fee by credit card ($100 for international applicants).
  • Once you have submitted your application, you will receive an email instructing you on how to upload your supporting documents and submit letters of recommendation.  A few programs require materials be sent directly to them. However, almost all supplemental material can and should be uploaded from your Admissions Profile in MyUI, our online service center for applicants and students.  
  • The Application Supplement
  • Three letters of recommendation

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    10550 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 5275 USD per semester during 12 months.
  • National

    10550 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 5275 USD per semester during 12 months.

Living costs for Iowa City

1187 - 1841 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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