Graduate Program

Master of Science

The Master of Science program in Orthodontics is designed to qualify candidates for specialty practice and/or academic careers and for examination for certification by the American Board of Orthodontics. It is a 30-month continuous program (10 academic quarters) and consists of course work in the basic sciences, laboratory, theory, clinic, and research in related fields. Class schedules can be found here.

Selection Process

More information on applying to our Advanced Education programs

Faculty of the Department of Orthodontics will review completed applications received in the Office of Admissions by the deadline specified by PASS. From the submitted materials, applicants will be selected for invitations to interview. Selection criteria for interviews are multifaceted, taking into account all the application materials. Interviews typically take place in early November. Those selected will be sent invitations as soon as possible, usually by early October. Following interviews, applicants will be rank ordered by the Department and submitted to the Postdoctoral Dental Matching Program.

Course Offerings

View a PDF of our graduate program course offerings.

Additional Information

Specific questions regarding the graduate orthodontic program should be directed to:

Dr. Jeffrey Nickel
Graduate Program Director
Department of Orthodontics
OHSU School of Dentistry
2730 S.W. Moody Avenue SD-Ortho
Portland, OR 97201-5042

Phone: 503-494-8223
Fax: 503-494-5777

Questions regarding the application process should be directed to:

Office of Admissions and Student Affairs
OHSU School of Dentistry
2730 S.W. Moody Avenue
Portland, OR 97201-5042

Phone: 503-494-5274
Fax: 503-494-6244