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West Virginia University / Endodontics

  1. Program Contact Information ↑ 

      Program Contact:

        Program Director  Dr. Marvin Speer 

        West Virginia University 

        School of Dentistry 

        PO Box 9407 

        Morgantown, West Virginia  26506-9407 

        Phone (Work): (304) 293-3321 


        State Program located in: West Virginia 

        Wendy L. Ridenour 

        Office of Dental Admissions and Recruitment 

        P.O. Box 9407 

        Morgantown, West Virginia  26506-9407 

        Phone (Work): 304-293-1680 


        State Program located in: West Virginia 


      Program Deadline ↑ 

      ADEA PASS Application and Transcript Deadline for the class applying for 2019 admittance: August 1, 2018

      Program Information ↑ 

        What date will your program start on? 07/01/2019

        Length of Program:  30 months

        Program Number: ENDO20

        Is your program located in an academic institution or clinical institution? Academic

        Does your program offer any graduate degrees or certificates? Yes

          If Yes, please list Graduate degrees or certificates offered: Master of Science (MS) in Endodontics and Certificate in Endodontics

        Does your program participate in MATCH? No

        Estimated number of available positions for current application cycle: 2

      Program Description ↑ 

      30 month clinical and didactic program leading to both a certificate in Endodontics from West Virginia University School of Dentistry and a Master of Science Degree from West Virginia University.  A thesis leading to publishable research is required.

      Program Requirements Part I ↑ 


      Professional Evaluation Forms (PEF):

      The PEF is a traditional letter of evaluation. These evaluations are mandatory for every applicant. An applicant can submit a minimum of 2 and a maximum of 4 to each program designated.

        Professional Evaluation Forms (PEF)

        Professional Evaluation Form: Four
        Additional Information: 

        Required Number of Professional Evaluation Forms: 4

        Recommended Evaluators for the Professional Evaluation Form(s): Endodontist, Clinical Faculty, or General Dentist. 

        Program Specific Requirements

        ADA ADAT Scores are Required: No

        ADA ADAT Scores are Accepted but Not Required: Yes

        Must upload unofficial undergraduate transcripts to the ADEA PASS application: No

        Must submit Dental School transcripts to the program (in addition to ADEA PASS): No

        Must report GRE scores in the ADEA PASS application: No

        Must submit original GRE scores to the program: No

        Must upload a CV/Resume to the ADEA PASS application: Yes

        Must submit a photocopy or a notarized copy of your dental school diploma to the program: No

        Must submit Dental Admissions Test (DAT) score: No

        Must submit official NBDE score to the program: No

        Must submit a National Board of Medical Examiners (NBME) Comprehensive Basic Science Examination (CBSE) score. (OMS only): No

        Must submit a 2" x 2" photo to the program: Yes

        Must contact program for additional requirements: No

        Must visit program website for additional requirements: No

        Additional Information: 

        2x2 photo must be submitted electronically to

        Program Supplemental Requirements

        Must submit supplemental application to the program: Yes

        Must submit supplemental application processing fee to the program: Yes

        Domestic Applicants:  $ 60.00

        International Applicants: 

        Other (Please explain)  $

        Additional Information:  $


        Applicants selected for an interview will be required to submit a WVU Graduate Application to prior to the interview date. Official transcripts are required as part of the supplemental application. 

        Additional Information


        Interview schedule for the current application cycle: 

        TBD: July 27 or August 10  

      Program Requirements Part II ↑ 

        General Requirements

        Must have passed Part 1, National Dental Board Examination: Yes

        Must have passed Part 2, National Dental Board Examination: Yes

        Must have earned a D.M.D./D.D.S. degree, or equivalent: Yes

        Must have completed a one-year residency program: No

        Additional Information: 

        All residents are subject to a criminal background check prior to matriculation. Residents are also required to submit documentation of required immunizations and successfully complete the Biomedical Responsible Conduct of Research (BRCR) online course offered by the Collaborative Institutional Training Initiative (CITI). Additional information will be provided with the notification of acceptance. 


        Must be a U.S. Citizen: No

        Can be a permanent resident?: Yes

        Permanent residents must show proof of residency: No

        Will accept Canadian citizens: Yes

        Must have a limited permit: Yes

        Must have a U.S. dental license: Yes

        Must be eligible for state dental license: Yes

        Must have a valid state dental license: Yes

        Must be a graduate of a U.S. or Canadian dental school: Yes

        Additional Information: 

        Additional Requirements for International Applicants

        Will accept foreign citizens (not including Canada): Yes

        Must be proficient in the English language: Yes

        Must report TOEFL score on ADEA PASS application: Yes

        Must submit original TOEFL score report to program: No

        Must have foreign transcripts evaluated: Yes

        Must have foreign transcripts submitted to the program: No

        May be considered if graduated from non-ADA accredited dental school: No

        Additional Information: