The Master of Science program in orthodontics requires 59 s.h. of graduate credit. Students must satisfactorily complete a thesis based on an original research project to qualify for the M.S. degree. They must maintain a cumulative g.p.a. of at least 3.00 to earn the degree.

Students begin work on the two-year program in July.

The M.S. with a major in orthodontics requires the following work.

Summer, First Year

All of these:
ORDN:5203Advanced Orthodontic Technique1
ORDN:5209Orthodontic Practicum2
ORDN:5217Cephalometrics3

Fall, First Year

All of these:
ORDN:5201Orthodontic Theory: Diagnosis and Treatment Plan2
ORDN:5203Advanced Orthodontic Technique1
ORDN:5205Facial Growth2
ORDN:5209Orthodontic Practicum2
ORDN:5210Orthodontic Seminar2
ORDN:5221Surgical Orthodontic Seminar1
ORSC:5212Statistical Methods for Dental Research3

Spring, First Year

All of these:
ORDN:5200Control Theory and Craniofacial Morphogenetic Systems1
ORDN:5202Diagnosis and Treatment Planning2
ORDN:5204Biomechanics1
ORDN:5209Orthodontic Practicum2
ORDN:5210Orthodontic Seminar2
ORDN:5220Craniofacial Anatomy1
ORDN:5221Surgical Orthodontic Seminar1
ORDN:5400Dental Treatment of Maxillofacial Deformities2
ORDN:6212Research: Orthodontics2

Summer, Second Year

Both of these:
ORDN:5209Orthodontic Practicum3
ORDN:6212Research: Orthodontics2

Fall, Second Year

All of these:
ORDN:5209Orthodontic Practicum2
ORDN:5210Orthodontic Seminar2
ORDN:5221Surgical Orthodontic Seminar1
ORDN:5400Dental Treatment of Maxillofacial Deformities2
ORDN:6211Problems: Orthodontics1
ORDN:6212Research: Orthodontics2
ORDN:6215Orthodontic Journal Club1

Spring, Second Year

All of these:
ORDN:5209Orthodontic Practicum2
ORDN:5210Orthodontic Seminar2
ORDN:5221Surgical Orthodontic Seminar1
ORDN:5400Dental Treatment of Maxillofacial Deformities2
ORDN:6212Research: Orthodontics2
ORDN:6215Orthodontic Journal Club1

For more information, contact the Department of Orthodontics.

Applicants must have a D.D.S. degree or equivalent and meet the admission requirements of the Graduate College. 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.