Graduate Orthodontics Application Process

The OU Graduate Orthodontics program participates in the National Matching Service. Interested applicants must register with the Match. The deadline for submission of all application materials to the OU Orthodontics Department is September 1st of the year prior to matriculation. From over 125 applicants, approximately 30 applicants are invited to interview in late October or early November. Four positions are filled through the match. 

For applicants from U.S. Accredited schools, the application consists of two separate parts:

Required Materials

Step 1: Send to OUHSC

The first part of the application contains materials submitted to the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center. All materials for this process are submitted to the OUHSC Admissions and Records office. This process requires an online application to the Graduate College Graduate Dentistry – Orthodontics – MS program, which includes a $75 application fee that is payable online. 

 

  1. Please submit all official transcripts of all college coursework electronically (preferred) to: admissions@ouhsc.edu
  2. Non-electronic copies may be sent to:

OUHSC Office of Admissions and Records

LIB 121, P.O. Box 26901

Oklahoma City, OK 73126-0901.

Non-electric transcripts must remain in their original sealed envelope until opened by the Office of Admissions and Records. 

Step 2: Send to Department of Orthodontics

The second part of the application contains the materials submitted to the Department of Orthodontics
These items can be submitted electronically to gradorthoadmissions@ouhsc.eduor mailed to the following address:

Graduate Orthodontic Admissions

Department of Orthodontics

College of Dentistry

PO Box 26901

Oklahoma City, OK  73126-0901

 

Include the following materials:

  • Supplemental application form 
    • Download the supplemental application form, complete form on your computer, then print and send in the completed form with the other application materials. Remember to attach your 2 x 2 photo to the supplemental application.
  • One Letter of Recommentation from the Dean stating class rank and cumulative GPA. Also include Official Documentation from the Dean's office stating class rank and cumulative GPA.
  • Two Letters of Recommendation, with at least one from a current/former professor.
  • Official National Boards Examination scores (emailed from the Board to gradorthoadmissions@ouhsc.edu).
  • Official Documentation from Dean’s Office of current class rank and cumulative G.P.A.
  • Curriculum Vitae (C.V.).
  • Personal Statement.

International Students

The Graduate Orthodontic Program will not be accepting applications for international students until Sept. 1, 2020.

Those candidates with dental degrees from schools not accredited by the ADA Commission on Accreditation may be accepted. 

International candidates are reviewed by faculty separately from the Match. After a personal interview candidates are informed about their selection. If offered a position, the candidate will have the option to accept the position. If the applicant is also registered with the Match, by withdrawing from the Match, in general, the program accepts international students only on a periodic basis. International graduate students are required to pay out-of-state tuition. 

All of the above application requirements are required for international applicants with the following exceptions:

  • TOEFL scores are required for candidates from countries where the native language is not English. Minimum Score: 79 (internet based), 213 (computer based), and 550 (paper based)
  • Registration with the National Matching Service is not required
  • National Board Scores (Part I or II) are preferred but not required
  • If providing an enrollment verification or class schedule, the applicant will need to have an official transcript mailed to the Office of Admissions and Records as soon as final grades are posted.
  • Any applicant with foreign credentials is required to have their transcripts or marksheets evaluated course-by-course through WES (World Education Services) at the following web site: http://www.wes.orgThe Office of Admissions and Records will only accept a WES credential evaluation.

The GRE is not required for any applicant.

Contact

Student Program Coordinator
Tel: (405) 271-4271
Fax: (405) 271-1178
gradorthoadmissions@ouhsc.edu