Advanced Education in Periodontics

Program Description

The Advanced Education in Periodontics program is a 36-month program that provides a Master’s and a Certificate in Periodontics. The program provides training in four areas: didactic, clinical, research and teaching and is fully accredited by the Commission on Dental Accreditation of the American Dental Association. It also fulfills requirements for eligibility to the American Board of Periodontology.

Every periodontal resident must complete a minimum of 50 credit hours of course work, including 12 credit hours of clinical practice and six credit hours of thesis work. The remaining credits will be from courses assigned by the program director which are specific to periodontology.

Satisfactory completion of the didactic and clinical components of the program results in a specialty certificate 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. Completion of Master’s degree is a requirement for receipt of the specialty certificate.

Periodontics Clinic

 Program Outline

  • Length: 36 Months
  • Enrollment: 2 residents per year, 6 residents total
  • Program offers: Certificate and Master of Science
  • Tuition fees: Click link for detailed info
  • Stipend: $1,000/week of on-call service as tuition discount
  • Eligibility to the American Board of Periodontology: Yes
  • Commission on Dental Accreditation status: Approval without reporting requirements

Application Information

  • Participate in the ADEA PASS application process
  • Participate in Post Doctoral National Matching Program (Match)
  • Deadline for application: August 1
  • International students accepted
  • An online application is available on the Graduate School’s website. This application needs to be completed after Match results and only by the selected candidates. 


Graduation is dependent on receiving a master’s degree through the graduate school which involves an original research project and specified thesis requirements appropriate for this Master’s degree. Read more about Research at Marquette.

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State Licensure/Certification Disclosure for Graduate Dentistry Programs

The information below reflects whether this program meets the educational requirements for licensure or certification in the specified states.

Satisfies Educational Requirements(with existing D.D.S. or D.M.D. degree from an accredited dental school in the United States or Canada): AL, AK, AZ, AR, CA, CO, CT, DC, DE, FL, GA, HI, ID, IL, IN, IA, KS, KY, LA, ME, MD, MA, MI, MN, MS, MO, MT, NE, NJ, NV, NH, NM, NY, NC, ND, OH, OK, OR, PA, RI, SC, SD, TN, TX, UT, VT, VA, WA, WI, WV, WY.

Does Not Satisfy Educational Requirements: None

No Determination Made: AS, GU, MP, PR, VI

Please contact for more information about state licensure.