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School of Dentistry Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis

  • Indianapolis, IN
  • Public
  • Urban
  • 48%52%
    student ratio
  • 524
    total students
  • Not Reported
    in-state tuition | out-of-state tuition
  • Rolling
    fall application deadline
  • 11%
    acceptance rate
  • 5 Degrees
    degrees offered

Degrees & Award

  • Degrees Offered
    • Major Degree Levels Offered
    • Dentistry Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
      Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS)
      Master of Science (MS)
      Master of Science in Dentistry (MSD)
  • Degrees Awarded
    • Master's Degrees 31
    • Doctoral Degrees 105
    • First Professional Degrees Not reported
    • Other Advanced Degrees Not reported
    • * Shows the number of degrees awarded for the last academic year that data was reported.
  • Earning Your Degree
    • Part-time study available? No
    • Evening/weekend programs available? No
    • Distance learning programs available? No
    • Terminal master's degree available? No
  • Degree Requirements
    • Master's Degrees Thesis or manuscript, qualifying exam
    • Doctoral Degrees Required and completion of all coursework with a passing grade; minimum GPA of 3.0 and qualifying examination (for PhD); minimum GPA of 2.0 and passing scores for Part I and II of National Board of Dental Examinations (for DDS)
    • First Professional Degrees Not reported
    • Other Advanced Degrees Required and completion of all coursework with passing grades, minimum GPA of 3.0


11% of applicants are admitted.
  • Acceptance Rate
    • Applied 1,914
    • Accepted 224
    • Acceptance Rate 11
    • Enrolled 152
  • Applying
    • Application Fee - Domestic $60
    • Application Fee - International $60
    • Electronic applications accepted? Yes
    • Applications processed on a rolling basis? Yes
  • Application Deadlines
    • Type Domestic International Priority Date
    • Fall deadline Not Reported Not Reported Not Reported
    • Winter deadline November 1st November 1st Not Reported
    • Spring deadline Not Reported Not Reported Not Reported
  • Entrance Requirements
    • Master's DegreesGRE (orthodontics); National Board Dental Exam Part I (periodontics), Parts I and II (endodontics)
    • Doctoral's DegreesGRE (for PhD); DAT (for DDS)
    • First-Professional's DegreesNot Reported
    • Other Advanced DegreesNot Reported
    • International DegreesTOEFL required, 550 paper based, TOEFL iBT

Tuition & Fees

  • Tuition & Fees
    • In-state tuition *Not Reported
    • Out-of-state tuition *Not Reported
    • International student tuitionNot Reported
    • *Typical tuition for this insitution for full-time graduate students per academic year
  • Fees
    • Per-academic year feesNot Reported
    • Per-term feesNot Reported
    • One-time feeNot Reported
    • *Typical fees for this insitution for full-time graduate students per academic year
  • Financial Support
    • Financial award applicants must submitFAFSA
    • Application deadlines for financial awardsMarch 1
    • Types of financial support availableFellowships, Federal Work-Study, Institutionally-sponsored Loans, Scholarship and/or loans

Student Body

  • Gender
    • Total Graduate Students524
    • Female Percentage48%
    • Male Percentage52%
  • Participation
    • Total Graduate Students524
    • Part-time Percentage8%
    • Full-time Percentage92%
  • Ethnicity
    • Hispanic / Latino4%
    • Black / African American4%
    • White / Caucasian67%
    • American Indian / Alaskan Native0%
    • Asian10%
    • Native Hawaiian / Other Pacific Islander0%
    • Two or more races1%
    • Unknown14%


  • Faculty Breakout
    • Total Faculty96
    • Full-time Percentage100%
    • Part-time Percentage0%
    • Female Percentage29%
    • Male Percentage71%


  • Existing Research
    • Focus of faculty researchCaries research: early caries detection and management, secondary caries, remineralization, oral biofilms, fluoride, dental erosion; oral biology: molecular biology and immunobiology of streptococcus mutans, oral biofilms, infection control, actinobaccillus actinomycetemcomitans; orthodontics and oral facial genetics: orthodontics biomechanics; oral pathology and immunology: chronic inflammation and autoimmunity, innate immunity in oral pathology; periodontal disease and implants
    • Externally sponsored research expenditures last year$7,827,848

Location & Contact

School of Dentistry

Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis

420 University Boulevard
Indianapolis, IN 46202-2896
United States

John Williams


Phone: 317-274-7461

Barbara Lerner

Coordinator of Graduate Education

Phone: 317-274-5348
Fax: 317-274-7188

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