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Master of Science in Oral Biology » Tuition & Fees

Program Fees

Fees for the Master of Science in Oral Biology (MSOB) program vary based on the specific postgraduate specialty program. Residents in the two-year programs (Endodontics, Orthodontics, and Oral Medicine) are required to pay associated fees at the beginning of the year devoted to the MSOB program. When residents are working on an intra- or extramurally funded research project, they are eligible for a stipend, half of which is merit-based and awarded at the discretion of the MSOB Advisory Panel at the end of the research year.

Residents in the three-year Periodontics program as well as the four-year Periodontal-Prosthesis and combined Orthodontics-Periodontics program, should be able to complete the requirements for the MSOB program within their residency term. If additional time is required to conclude their research activities, students will be allowed up to 6 months beyond the graduation date of their class on a fee-free basis. Should more than 6 months be needed, the student may be required to pay a prorated program fee.

2013-2014 Masters of Science in Oral Biology Educational Expenses
Tuition Fee $36,413
General Fee 2,492
Technology Fee 658
Room and Board 18,483
Books and Supplies 1,168
Miscellaneous 5,615
Apparel Fee 541
Disability Insurance 52
Total $65,422

Tuition Fee: Full-time attendance at the School of Dental Medicine.

General Fee: Includes access to University libraries, recreational facilities, and other University services not directly associated with specific courses.

Technology Fee: Established to advance and improve computer technology at the School of Dental Medicine.

Room and Board: Reflects an average off-campus residence, 12-month basis.

Books and Supplies: Required textbooks and supplies

Miscellaneous: Includes health insurance (single person coverage) external loan fees, telephone service, personal entertainment, laundry, and other personal items.
If you have to purchase additional equipment (e.g.: computer, etc.) or if you need family health insurance coverage, you may need to request a budget increase. Please contact Student Financial Services at 215-898-1988 or the School of Dental Medicine’s Office of Student Affairs at 215-898-4550 to discuss.

Apparel Fee: Apparel provided as required in all laboratory and clinical settings.

Disability Insurance: Covers the cost of the annual insurance for the 2013-14 incoming students.

For more information, please contact the Graduate Dental Education Admissions Office at 215-898-5792 or by email.

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University of Pennsylvania
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Philadelphia, PA 19104-6030