The entire program is a minimum of 70 credit hours of clinical and didactic courses. Since the orthodontics specialty program is a masters degree granting program, tuition is charged at the rates for the OUHSC Graduate School rather than the dental school tuition rates. Graduate school rates per credit hour are lower than that of the OU Dental School. The graduate tuition for the 2011-2012 academic year is $170.30 per credit hour for residents of Oklahoma and $619.80 per credit hour for non-residents. The most current fees and tuition rates per semester hour can be obtained from the OUHSC Admissions and Records office.