Fees & Expenses

Applicants who are deemed acceptable by the Graduate Periodontics Admissions Committee are appointed for a personal interview. Applicants will be informed as to the decision of the Admissions Committee within two weeks of the interview. Upon written notification of acceptance into the program, the applicant must send a deposit fee of $2,500.00 within ten days or he/she automatically loses his/her reserved place. This deposit fee is applied to the first term tuition and is non-refundable should the applicant withdraw his/her acceptance at a later date.

The following chart shows the estimated cost of three years of study leading to a Certificate in Periodontics and a Master of Science at the University of Detroit Mercy School of Dentistry.

First Year - 2014-2015*

Tuition $68,750.00
Books, Fees, Insurance and Instrument Rental $11,614.00
Total $80,364.00

Second Year - 2015-2016*

Tuition $73,562.00
Books, Fees, Insurance and Instrument Rental $11,534.00
Total $85,096.00

Third Year - 2016-2017*

Tuition $78,027.00
Books, Fees, Insurance and Instrument Rental $11,863.00
Total $89,890.00


*Fees are subject to change without notice. It is anticipated that the costs of tuition and books will increase commensurate with inflation, budget needs, or similar affecting factors. Current costs are available upon request.

Gainful Employment Disclosure

Occupational Employment Statistics
Standard Occupational Classification: 29.1021.00

Regulations of the US Department of Education (DOE) require institutions of higher education to disclose program cost, median loan   debt, on-time completion rate, and (as available) graduate job placement information about non-degree certificate programs that prepare students for “gainful employment,” as a condition of receiving   federal student aid under Title IV of the Higher Education Act. Pursuant to those regulations, HSDM makes the following disclosures.

Costs for duration of program (based on 2014-15 actual costs)
Tuition: $68,750.00
Books, Fees, Insurance and Instrument Rental: $11,614.00
TOTAL:$80,364.00

Room and board: $67,272 (total figure for three years, assuming on-time completion of the program, based on amounts budgeted for room and board by HSDM Office of Financial Aid)

Because fewer than 10 students have been enrolled in this program in applicable years, DOE excuses HSDM from disclosing (and urges that HSDM should not disclose) median loan debt amounts and on-time completion rate information, in order to protect student privacy. See Gainful Employment FAQ.

Institutions must disclose job placement information only if they collect such information about graduates for another reason (for example, for accreditation purposes). HSDM does not collect job placement information and so does not disclose it here.

For information on St. John's stipends, click here to see the benefits table.