The professional Certificate in Orthodontics requires satisfactory completion of 24 months of intensive study, including lecture courses, seminars, clinical practicum, and a research paper. Students earn the certificate while they complete work for the M.S. in orthodontics. They must maintain a cumulative g.p.a. of at least 3.00 to earn the certificate.

Applicants must have a D.D.S. degree or equivalent and meet the admission requirements of the Graduate College. They should submit a letter from their respective dental school dean stating their class rank or that no class ranks are provided, and also supply three recommendation letters from dental school faculty.

Application deadline is August 1 for entry the following July 1. Applicants are required to travel to the University of Iowa for interviews with department faculty.