Admissions

Fifteen new students are selected each year for the 27 month CAGS/MSD program.  Eight students are selected for the 1 year Fellowship program. JU requires all applicants to go through PASS however we DO NOT participate in MATCH. Completion of the PASS application can be done at www.adea.org.  

The following documents are required for the PASS application:

  • U.S. or Canadian Dental School Transcripts or equivalent if international
  • Institutional Evaluation Form (IEF)
  • Essay stating goals and purpose
  • 3 Professional Evaluation Forms (PEF)​

National Board scores (if applicable) are reported on the dean’s report and are not required to be submitted directly to the program.

As this is a self-directed application, it is the applicant’s sole responsibility to ensure the application is complete and received on a timely basis.

If you want to apply for both the JU Residency and JU Fellowship programs you do not need to complete a supplemental application. You only need to complete the ADEAS PASS application. 

Apply

The application must be submitted electronically via ADEA PASS.  The application session for the class entering in 2021 will be from May 14 - September 1, 2020. There is no supplemental JU application requirement. 

To view your current application status, please click here.

JU Minimum Requirements for U.S. Students

  • DDS/DMD or equivalent
  • US National Board scores Part I & Part II (if available)
  • Letters of recommendation (3) from either the Dean of your Dental School, or Dental School Faculty, or other Professional Colleagues; all of whom can attest to the character and background of the applicant
  • Autobiographical sketch stating goals and purpose
  • A recent professional headshot stype photo

JU Minimum Requirements for International Students

  • International dental graduate students must possess a U.S. or Canadian Dental Degree or the educational equivalent as determined by the Program Director  of the School of Orthodontics.
  • US National Board scores Part I & II (if available)
  • TOEFL scores above the 90th percentile (270 computer, 610 paper)
  • Letters of recommendation (3) from either the Dean of your Dental School, or Dental School Faculty, or other Professional Colleagues; all of whom can attest to the character and background of the applicant
  • Autobiographical sketch stating goals and purpose
  • A recent professional headshot stype photo
  • Current US Visa (in case of interview)

All applicants need to have the ability to travel (current US Visa if applicable) for interviews. Alternate interview dates are not available at this time. All applicants will be evaluated on the uniqueness of their candidacy and the potential benefits that each candidate can bring to the program.

The application session for the class entering in 2021 will be from May 14 - September 1, 2020. Interview dates are TBD. On-site interviews require all applicants to have the ability to travel (current US Visa if applicable) for interviews. Alternate interview dates are not available at this time.

Tuition

Tuition for the class will be:

  • Domestic (Residency Program): $ 95,000 per year **
  • International (Residency Program): $140,000 per year
  • Fellowship: $ 60,000

** To be considered for domestic tuition rate you must be:

  • A U.S. citizen or national;
  • A U.S. permanent resident or other eligible noncitizen; or
  • A citizen of the Freely Associated States: the Federated States of Micronesia and the Republics of Palau and the Marshall Islands.

To be an eligible non-citizen you must be in the U.S. for other than a temporary purpose with the intention of becoming a citizen or lawful permanent resident, and you must provide an Alien Registration Number, ARN.