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Are you interested in the Orthodontics program?


Application deadline: August 31, 2015. Materials due to PASS by August 17, 2015.
Starting date: August 1, 2016 (Fall 2016)
Application Fee:  PASS fees $190 for application to one program, $72 for each additional application. UK Graduate School fees $65 for domestic students, $75 for international students
Degree/Certification offered: Master of Science and Certificate in Orthodontics
Length of Program: 34 months
Applicants accepted/year: 2-3


There are two applications required for the Orthodontics program:  The ADEA Pass application and the UK Graduate School application.  Both applications must be submitted online and are available below.

Postdoctoral Application Support Service (PASS)

The PASS application, along with instructions, is available on their website at  Our PASS program number is PGM #927. The PASS application process will be available online beginning in May. The following items will need to be completed and submitted to PASS:

• Application
• Essay
• Official dental transcript
• Three evaluation forms
• National Board Dental Examination scores
• TOEFL (for all applicants whose native language is not English) minimum score of 550 written, 213 computer based or 79 internet based
• Graduate Record Examination (GRE) scores (Program Code 1837, Dept Code 0604)
• MATCH number (obtained at

All application material will be due to PASS by August 17, 2015 in order to meet our deadline of August 31, 2015. In addition to the requirements of PASS, you must have also earned or be earning a degree from a recognized, accredited dental school and have sufficient financial resources to support yourself during the three years of the program. No supplemental materials are requested or should be sent directly to the Graduate Program, including transcripts, scores, letters, etc. Everything required for application to the program should be entered directly into PASS.

UK Graduate School Application

In order for the application to be considered the Graduate School must have received the application fee ($65 for domestic and $75 for international students). The applicant should follow the online graduate school application instructions found at this Graduate School Website:

The applicant should send GRE scores directly from Educational Testing Service to the UK Graduate School using institution code R1837. TOEFL scores should be sent directly to the UK Graduate School using institutional code 1837.  

The UK Graduate School Application Login can be found at:

The UK Graduate School may be contacted at:

Phone: (859) 257-4613
University of Kentucky
Graduate School
106 Gillis Building
Lexington, KY 40506-0033

When applying to the program, please keep in mind the following:

  • You must select the correct academic term. The Orthodontic Graduate Program starts in the Fall of the year you plan to enter.
  • Please select the correct program of study.


Tuition for Kentucky residents is $10,772.00 and for non-residents is $20,838.00. (

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