Prosthodontic Graduate Program

Program Director, Dr. John Levon, DDS, MSD
Indiana University School of Dentistry
1121 West Michigan Street
Indianapolis, IN  46202

PASS Application Information

Thank you for your interest in our graduate program in Prosthodontics.  IUSD prosthodontic applicants participate in the Postdoctoral Application Support Service (PASS) sponsored by the American Dental Education Association (ADEA).  All prosthodontic applicants must submit an online application through PASS.  

Postdoctoral Dental Matching Program:    The prosthodontics program participates in the MATCH.  The Postdoctoral Dental Matching Program (the "Match") provides an orderly process to help applicants obtain positions in postdoctoral dental education programs of their choice, and to help programs obtain applicants of their choice.  Registration for the Dental Match takes place inside the ADEA PASS application site.

The following should be sent directly to PASS:

Class ranking or standing:  Class rankings and GPA should be recorded on the PASS institutional evalution and sent directly to PASS.

Three Professional Evaluation Forms (PEFs):  Three Professional Evalaution Forms (PEFs) evaluations are required.   All applicants must enter evaluator contact information using the PEF dedicated link in PASS in order to have the form delivered electronically to each evaluator.  Evaluations should be from faculty members, private practitioners or friends, in that order of importance. 

An ADEA PASS Institution Evaluation Form (ADEA IEF) is also required from the Dean (or his/her representative) of your dental school which inludes class rank, GPA and NBDE scores.   The NBDE is not required for interational applicants, however, if an intenational applicant has completed the NBDE, the admissions committee will review scores.

Educational Credential Evaluation Course by Course Evaluation Report:   International dental transcripts need to be sent to Educational Credential Evaluators, Inc., PO Box 514070, Milwaukee, WI  53203-3470.  The ECE Report should be sent directly to PASS.

Current CV

The following supplemental materials should be sent to the IUSD Office of Graduate Education:

Indiana University School of Dentistry
Office of Graduate Education
1121 W Michigan Street, Room 280B
Indianapolis, IN  46202

US Applicants:

Certfication of Disciplinary History Form

 International Applicants:

If accepted into the program, submission of original diploma(s) and transcript(s), translated by an accredited US translator, is required.   The diploma(s) and transcript(s) must be in a sealed envelope(s).   Applicants will also need to send financial documentation to the IUPUI international affiars office upon admission to the program.

Certification of Disciplinary History Form

All applicants must be proficient in the English language. Only applicants whose native language is not English are required to take the TOEFL. Applicants must submit an original score report of the TOEFL examination (IBT format) earned within the past two (2) years. This report should be sent directly from the Educational Testing Service to the Program (institution code 1325). A score of 79 or above on the internet-based format of the TOEFL examination is required.   A grade of 6.5 or higher on the Cambridge International English Language Testing System (IELTS) is also acceptable.

Admissions Requirements

Requirements include a minimal undergraduate dental GPA of 3 on a 4 point scale, being in the upper one-third of the graduating dental class, and having B or better grades in undergraduate prosthodontic courses. Evidence of outstanding clinical achievement may be used to compensate for a deficiency in the above requirements.

Clinical and research experience is highly recommended.

The ADAT examination is not required, however, scores submitted to PASS will be reviewed by the admissions committee.

Status of Application

Applicants will receive notification of receipt of their application.  The Committee will not review incomplete files; therefore, it is up to the applicant to verify status of his/her application.  Completed applications are reviewed and interviews will be conducted.  Acceptance letters and contracts will be sent to each accepted applicant.

Starting Date

International students must arrive on campus in May in order to complete the English for Academic Purposes (EAP) placement examination.  If it is determined that an English course is required as a result of the placement examination, the English course will be completed the month of June.  The MSD curriculum will begin the first week of July each year.  We do not accept students spring semester (January).   Accepted applicants who receive a score of 100 or higher will not be required to complete the EAP placement examination.

Rules Determining Resident and Non-Resident Student Status for Indian University Fee Purposes

With very few exceptions, if you enter Indiana University School of Dentistry as a non-resident, you will remain a non-resident (for fee-paying purposes) throughout your postgraduate education.  Attending Indiana Univerisity School of Dentistry for one year does not entitle you to resident tuition.

Tuition and Fees

If you have any questions, please contact the Office of Graduate Education at