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.

2021-2022 Masters of Science in Oral Biology 1st Year Educational Expense Budget
Tuition Fee $76,473
General Fee $3,552
Clinical Fee $649
Technology Fee $1,029
Room and Board $23,114
Books and Supplies $2,004
Personal $3,371
Transportation $1,248
*Health Insurance $3,734
Total $115,174

Tuition Fee: Full-time attendance at Penn Dental Medicine.

General Fee: Assessed to all undergraduate, graduate, and professional students, and directly funds Penn’s non-instructional student support services. The General Fee for full-time students provides them with full access to a wide variety of services and resources, including counseling and wellness, multicultural resource centers, student activities, recreation and fitness, career services, learning support, and much more.

Technology Fee: Established to advance and improve computer technology at Penn Dental Medicine.

Room and Board: Estimate reflects an average cost of room and board.

Books and Supplies: Estimated cost of required textbooks and supplies.

Personal: Personal expenses, cell phone allowance, immunizations, etc.

Transportation: Covers expenses related to getting to and from school.

Health Insurance: Covers insurance through the University of Pennsylvania. (All full time students are required to have adequate health insurance).

Clinical Fee: Covers usage of Student Health Services.

Additional costs directly related to attending our program may necessitate an increase in the educational budget in order to be able to borrow additional funding. Please contact the Office of Student Life to discuss the process necessary to apply for a budget increase.

The health insurance is based on single person coverage at the University of Pennsylvania.If you need family coverage the fee will be higher and you may need to request a budget increase. Please contact Penn Dental Medicine’s Office of Student Life and Academic Affairs at 215-898-9988. by email.