The postgraduate program is designed to train well qualified dentists in all aspects of periodontics. The program is organized into five components: biomedical science didactics, periodontal didactics, clinical activity, research and teaching. The department philosophy is to provide comprehensive training that encompasses all aspects of periodontal and implant therapy. The program qualifies the student for examination and certification by the American Board of Periodontology.
The Master of Science degree program requires the development of an in-depth research problem which must be reported in the form of a thesis.
Graduates may choose to go into private practice or dental education.
Program Application Test RequirementsAll applicants whose first language is not English must provide proof of English language proficiency. WVU accepts either the TOEFL or the IELTS for this purpose. Please see Office of Admissions - English Language Proficiency for more information.
Fall DeadlineDOES NOT ADMIT
Spring DeadlineDOES NOT ADMIT
Summer DeadlineSeptember 1 (PASS) December 15 (WVU Graduate Application, by Invitation Only)
English Proficiency Requirements
All applicants whose first language is not English must provide proof of English language proficiency. WVU accepts either the TOEFL or the IELTS for this purpose. Learn more about our English language proficiency requirements.
WVU is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission.
West Virginia University is fully accredited by the Higher Learning Commission. In addition, all academic programs within the School of Dentistry earned full accreditation by the Commission on Dental Accreditation at their site-visit in 2016. The School will undergo its next site visit by this specialized accrediting agency in April of 2009.