Master of Science

in Geriatric Dentistry

This program is suitable for dentists interested in learning more in-depth knowledge about the unique needs of older adult patients. The program will have a combined focus on the common medical, physical, psychological, and social factors influencing the patient; and, in developing subsequent treatment plan priorities. Thorough discussions and recommended treatments for oral lesions and orofacial pain conditions more likely to be seen in older adult cohorts are covered.

The GDEN Master’s is a 3-year program, with courses outlined by trimester.

Application Deadlines

Fall – July 15th
Spring – November 15th
Summer – April 15th


We are accredited by Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC) and the University Committee of Academic Review (UCAR). We are not accredited by the Commission on Dental Accreditation (CODA). We do not provide stipends nor is this a clinical training program.

Program Details

Program Length*37 months (estimated)
Courses / Units17 Courses / 30.5 Units
Program DirectorRoseann Mulligan, DDS, MS
Rolling AdmissionFall, Spring, Summer
PrerequisitesDDS (or equivalent)
Student TypeUS / International Dentists
Program TypePart-Time
Delivery Format90% online learning, 10% educational activities
Typical Week2-3 streaming video lectures, 1 live video conference, online quizzes
Employment ImpactAble to work full-time with courses
In-Person BootcampSummer only, 1 week
Capstone ProjectPrepare and present research paper with systematic review on a related topic
Estimated Tuition**$2,244 per unit

*Following the approved program of study. Actual completion times vary depending on the length of time required to complete all of the program courses.
**Tuition adjusted annually

Master Curriculum

The Geriatric Dentistry Master’s is a 3-year program. Courses outlined by trimester are completed throughout the 3-year period. 

Online Courses
In-Person Courses

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