Dental Public Health Grad Program

Through grant funding from the Health Resources and Services Administration1, the College of Dentistry has established 3-year combined programs in Geriatric and Special Needs Dentistry and Dental Public Health, and in Pediatric Dentistry and Dental Public Health. Students in these combined programs will receive a certificate in their respective clinical discipline and a Master of Science degree in Dental Public Health upon completion of the program. 

Students accepted into one of the combined programs will receive full tuition support, health insurance coverage, travel support and a stipend of $50,000 per year. Trainees must be U.S. citizens or foreign nationals that have been granted permanent residence in the United States. Strong preference will be given to graduates of U.S. or Canadian dental schools.

The funding for these combined programs begins July 1, 2020, and we anticipate supporting 1-2 new trainees in each of the combined programs each year. This funding allows support for trainees in only Dental Public Health (not combined with a clinical discipline), but these slots are dependent on the applicant pool for a given year and available funding. Individuals interested in one of the combined programs should apply to both the MS program in Dental Public Health, and one of the clinical certificate programs (Geriatric and Special Needs Dentistry or Pediatric Dentistry). Information on application procedures for each program can be found on their website respectively.

For further information, please contact the project director:

Dr. John Warren
Department of Preventive & Community Dentistry
Telephone: 319-335-7205

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  1. This project is supported by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) as part of an award totaling $2,781,284 with no support financed with non-governmental sources. The contents are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily represent the official views of, nor an endorsement, by HRSA, HHS or the U.S. Government.