Master of Science in Dentistry (M.S.D.)

Advance your career with a Master of Science in Dentistry degree

If you hold a doctorate in dentistry (D.D.S. or D.M.D.) and are ready to take the next step on your career path, the Indiana University School of Dentistry’s Master of Science in Dentistry (M.S.D.) degree program is for you. Choose from among seven majors that will prepare you for clinical practice or teaching.

The M.S.D. program is a combined degree and certificate program; the school does not offer the option to earn only a clinical certificate.

Admission requirements

To be eligible to apply for the M.S.D. program, you must:

  • Hold a D.D.S. or D.M.D. degree from an accredited U.S. or Canadian dental school or be a graduate of an international dental school with equivalent educational background and standing
  • Have a cumulative dental school GPA of at least 3.0 on a 4.0 scale
  • Demonstrate proficiency in the English language. If English is not your native language, you must earn a minimum score of 79 on the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) iBT or 6.5 on the International English Language Testing System (IELTS).

Individual majors may have additional admission requirements. You can find detailed admission requirements for each major on its specific page.

Costs and financial aid

M.S.D. students pay an annual flat rate for tuition. The rate varies based on your residency classification (whether you’re considered an in-state or out-of-state student). Other costs include university fees and instrument rental or purchase.

Federal student loans are available to qualified students. A limited number of small scholarships are awarded by academic departments.

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