While there is no tuition for the VCU Department of Periodontics graduate program, a $1,000 nonrefundable acceptance fee and signed contract is due upon verbal acceptance of a position in the program.

The student will be responsible for all fees associated with the program. Approximate fees include but may not be limited to the following: 

  • Physical diagnosis course – $1,500
  • Head and neck anatomy course– $400
  • ACLS – $150 (x2)
  • Digital intra-oral camera – $3,600
  • Clinic instrument fee-$400 per semester
  • Books – $500
  • Examinations – $330
  • Licenses – $100

Other fees may include registration and associated fees for required courses and meetings. . Fees are subject to change. 

A $50 application fee is required when applying for admission into the M.S.D. program. Students are responsible for all copying and miscellaneous expenses associated with the M.S.D.

Financial aid

The Department of Periodontics and the VCU School of Dentistry offer financial aid. To receive information, please contact:

Karen Gilliam
Director, financial aid
Office of Admissions, Student Affairs and Financial Aid
VCU School of Dentistry
P.O. Box 980566
Richmond, Virginia 23298-0566
Phone: (804) 828-6374
E-mail: kdgillia@vcu.edu