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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 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 

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

Degree Program Supplemental Materials

  • A set of your unofficial academic records/transcripts uploaded on your Admissions Profile
  • 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 A set of your unofficial academic records/transcripts uploaded on your Admissions Profile
  • 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 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

Office of Admissions
The University of Iowa
107 Calvin Hall
Iowa City, IA 52242-1396