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Geriatric & Special Needs Dentistry (Certificate)

The Certificate in Geriatric & Special Needs Dentistry is awarded by the College of Dentistry. 

Admission Requirements 

Applicants must meet the Admission Requirements of the Graduate College and the department offering the degree program (review the department's web site or the General Catalog for departmental requirements).

Estimated Cost of Attendance

Tuition and fees vary by degree program and the type of student you are. Contact howard-cowen@uiowa.edu for the estimated costs of attendance relating to the Geriatrics & Special Needs program.

Application Deadlines 

  • Fall semester—not offered
  • Spring semester—not offered
  • Summer session—July 1

Application Procedures 

To apply to this certificate program, you will need to submit some application materials to your academic department and some to the Office of Admissions.

When completing the nondegree application for admission, indicate Geriatrics and Special Needs Certificate as the Purpose for Attending.

Materials to send to the department:

  • Your official academic records/transcripts (current and former UI students do not need to provide UI transcripts)
  • A copy of your Supplemental Application
  • Three Letters of Recommendation (PDF)
  • A curriculum vitae
  • Your National Board scores
  • Photograph
  • Personal statement
  • Official copy of dental diploma
  • Official copy of dental license

Materials to send to Admissions:

  • A second set of your official academic records/transcripts (current and former UI students do not need to provide UI transcripts)
  • International students may also be required to submit TOEFL or IELTS scores to comply with the university's English Language Proficiency Requirements.
  • Once recommended for admission, international students must send a Financial Statement.

Apply 

If you Apply Online, from the application sign-in page, go to the section under Graduate/Professional Applications and choose the Nondegree application.

Contact Information 

Department of Preventive & Community Dentistry
The University of Iowa
329 Dental Science Building West
Iowa City, IA 52242
howard-cowen@uiowa.edu
319-335-6961

Office of Admissions
The University of Iowa
107 Calvin Hall
Iowa City, IA 52242-1396
admissions@uiowa.edu
319-335-1525