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Graduate Certificates in Dentistry

29 Yearly Graduations
76% Women
66% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
A graduate certificate in dentistry is offered at 3 colleges in the United States. In recent years, the majority of the students getting degrees in this area were female, and 66% were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

Education Levels of Dentistry Majors

In 2018-2019, 29 graduate certificates were awarded to dentistry majors. This makes it the 22nd most popular graduate certificate program in the country.

The following table shows the number of diplomas awarded in dentistry at each degree level.

Education Level Number of Grads
Doctor’s Degree 6,374
Graduate Certificate 29

Earnings of Dentistry Majors With Graduate Certificates

At this time, we do not have the data to estimate the median earnings for this class of people.

Student Debt

We do not have the data to estimate the median debt for this class of people.

Student Diversity

More women than men pursue their graduate certificate in dentistry. About 75.9% of graduates with this degree are female.

Gender Number of Grads
Men 7
Women 22
Gender Diversity of Graduate Certificates in Dentistry

The racial-ethnic distribution of dentistry graduate certificate students is as follows:

Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 6
Black or African American 11
Hispanic or Latino 2
White 8
International Students 0
Other Races/Ethnicities 2
Racial-Ethnic Diversity of Dentistry Graduate Certificate Students

There are 3 colleges that offer a graduate certificate in dentistry. Learn more about the most popular 3 below:


Howard University

Washington, District of Columbia
15 Yearly Graduations
80% Women
73% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Howard University tops the list of the most popular school in the U.S. for dentistry majors who are seeking their graduate certificate. Roughly 9,300 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $24,966 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $31,309 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 15 graduate certificates were handed out to dentistry majors at Howard. Around 73% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 80% were women.


University of California - San Francisco

San Francisco, California
14 Yearly Graduations
71% Women
57% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 2nd most popular school in the country for dentistry majors who are seeking their graduate certificate is University of California - San Francisco. Each year, around 3,100 students seeking various degrees attend the university. During the 2018-2019 academic year, 14 people received their graduate certificate in dentistry from UCSF. About 71% of this group were women, and 57% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

Dentistry Concentrations

Major Annual Degrees Awarded
Dentistry 29

Below are some popular majors that are similar to dentistry that offer graduate certificates.

Major Annual Degrees Awarded
Nursing 3,386
Public Health 1,648
Mental & Social Health Services 988
Health/Medical Admin Services 906
Advanced Dentistry & Oral Sciences 856


*The racial-ethnic minority student count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the percentage of racial-ethnic minorities.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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