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Our Online Programs are specifically designed for practicing professionals so they can learn while keeping their practice. We offer online Master’s and Certificate programs in various specialties to provide clinicians with the knowledge and understanding necessary to deliver appropriate care to their patients. USC is a research-intensive university with a long record of clinical excellence. Each program is accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC), monitored by USC’s Committee on Academic Review (UCAR), and led by faculty with recognized expertise in their respective fields.

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Our Programs

Master in Orofacial Pain and Oral Medicine

  • Focuses on orofacial pain, oral medicine, and sleep disorders, e.g., treating patients with Orofacial Pain, Sleep Apnea, and oral pathologies.
  • Program Length: 37 months | 17 courses

Master in Pain Medicine

  • Focuses on neuroscience, psychological aspects of pain, pain assessment and classification, different pain conditions, and policies and legal issues
  • Program Length: 37 months | 24 courses

Master in Geriatric Dentistry

  • Focuses on treating a wide range of dental issues, oral diseases and systemic disorders in older patients
  • Program Length: 37 months | 24 courses

Master in Community Oral Health

  • Focusses on oral health programs assessment, planning and administration, with two elective tracks: community health care, or project administration.
  • Program Length: 24 months | 16 courses

Certificate in Orofacial Pain

  • Focuses on the diagnosis, pathobiology and treatment of a wide range of oral diseases and systemic disorders that cause orofacial pain.
  • Program Length: 12.5 months | 8 courses

Certificate in Pain Medicine

  • Focuses on neuroscience, psychological aspects of pain, pain assessment and classification, different pain conditions, and policies and legal issues
  • Program Length: 12.5 months | 7 courses

Certificate in Geriatric Dentistry

  • Focuses on treating dental issues in older patients, e.g., oral manifestations of systemic diseases, modifications to dental treatment, and behavioral issues
  • Program Length: 12.5 months | 8 courses

Certificate in Oral Pathology and Radiology

  • Focuses on the clinical, pathological, and radiological correlations as applied to clinical practice and didactic skills necessary to evaluate and manage patients with oral diseases.
  • Program Length: 12.5 months | 10 courses

Certificate in Community Oral Health

  • Focusses on community oral health sciences and education and is designed for clinicians, educators and administrators of community-based health care facilities.
  • Program Length: 12 months | 6 courses