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Admission Requirements

NYU College of Dentistry

All items listed are mandatory for both the MS in Clinical Research and the Certificate Program in Clinical Research.

Applicants must possess a minimum of a BA or a BS degree and/or a professional degree in dentistry, medicine, nursing, pharmacy, or other relevant professional field. Applicants must submit the following items as part of the admission process: A completed application, either the online version sent electronically or a hard copy.

  • A personal letter of interest including specific career goals
  • A current resume
  • Official copies of all college and professional school transcripts
  • GRE (the general test is required) The code for reporting scores is: 2597
  • For non-US applicants from countries where English is not the official language, an official copy of TOEFL scores
  • All foreign credentials must be evaluated by Educational Credential Evaluators ( The course-by-course document is required.
  • Three letters of recommendation, at least two of which must be from former teachers or employers
  • Application fee of $100 as a check or money order made payable to New York University College of Dentistry

Not mandatory, but IF you have taken the following tests please include the scores:

  • Official copies of scores on all National Standardized Tests (eg, DAT, MCAT, etc.) taken for admission to prior programs of study (if applicable).
  • Official copies of all National Examinations taken on achievement, eg, Part I & Part II of US National Boards in dentistry or medicine, or comparable examinations in other fields or countries (if applicable)

The selection process will initiate when the applicant has submitted all of the above required items. Completed applications will be accepted from November 1st through May 15th in the academic year preceding the September program commencement. The Admissions Committee will review only completed applications and will select the leading applicants for interviews. Interviews are a required element of the application process and direct personal interviews at NYU are strongly encouraged. Expenses related to the interview should be borne by the applicant. In exceptional cases (eg, international distance and high cost of travel) telephone interview(s) may be substituted for the direct personal interview at the discretion of the Admissions Committee. Applicants will generally be notified of the admission decision within three to five weeks after the personal interview.  


When considering a graduate education, for most students, the cost is a primary concern. Funding a graduate education is an investment in one's future. Students in the Clinical Research Program fund their education through a variety of options; loans, aid and through employer tuition reimbursement. If you are employed, ask if your company has a tuition reimbursement policy.  

The program is set at the same level for the Graduate School of Arts and Science. For the current tuition rate, visit the bursar's website:

With the exception of the NIH Fellowship (see NIH Fellowship here), the program does not provide grants or scholarships. For financial aid and loan options visit the following websites:

Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)

FAFSA is the basic application form for most student aid programs. Visit

NYU Institution code for financial aid: 002785

Other sources for funding your education:

Visit NYU College of Dentistry Office of Student Financial Services to learn more.


The Graduate Program in Clinical Research has a diverse student body. Each year, our classes are comprised of students from across the globe. Countries represented in the past are: Canada, China, Colombia, Dominican Republic, Haiti, India, Nepal, Pakistan, Poland, Romania, Russia, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates and the United States.

All international students are encouraged to apply as early as possible in the admissions cycle (November 1st through May 15th) of the expected year of attendance.

Upon acceptance into the program, all international students are required to submit their AFCOE (visa application) no later than May 15th of the year they intend to attend the program. AFCOE applications received after this date will be processed for the following year. See website for the Office of International Students and Scholars (OISS):

We encourage you to view the Multimedia Tutorial for new and prospective students (and click "Launch" on the right hand side of the screen). There is a wealth of information to help answer any questions you may have.

For more information and all issues regarding visa application, please contact:

Office for International Students and Scholars
New York University
561 LaGuardia Place
New York , NY 10012-1402
(212) 998-4720
(212) 995-4115 (fax)


For more information, please contact:
Juliana Cools
Program Coordinator
(212) 998-9934



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