Dentistry (DENT) Application Requirements

Applicants must submit, directly to the Marquette University Graduate School:

  1. A completed Marquette University application form and $50 application fee. Applicants must apply through Marquette, or they will not be considered for admission. In addition, applicants may also apply through the Postdoctoral Application Support Service (PASS) operated by the American Dental Education Association (ADEA), but it is not required. The orthodontics program does not accept PASS.


    Application can only be made through the Postdoctoral Application Support Service (PASS) of the American Dental Education Association. A complete application is required for consideration. The application deadline is September 1st of every year.  If you are invited to join the program based on the review of your PASS application, then you will need to complete the steps 1-5 in of the Dentistry (DENT) Application Requirements on this page.


  2. 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.
  3. Undergraduate and dental school grade-point averages, and class rank in dental school.
  4. Three letters of recommendation reflecting the applicant's clinical and academic abilities.
  5. Scores from the National Board Dental Examinations, Part I and Part II. Not required from dental biomaterials applicants or from graduates of non-U.S./non-Canadian dental schools, except for AEGD applicants, for whom exam results are required.
  6. (For dental biomaterials applicants only) GRE scores strongly recommended (General Test only).
  7. (For endodontics, orthodontics and prosthodontics applicants) a curriculum vitae and a personal statement.
  8. (For orthodontics applicants only) registration with National Matching Service. The orthodontics program is part of the Postdoctoral Dental Matching Program. Details of this program can be obtained through the orthodontics department.
  9. (For international applicants only) a TOEFL score or other acceptable proof of English proficiency.

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