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Dental School Requirements

Course Requirements for Selected Dental Schools


Columbia University College of Dental Medicine

Columbia University College of Dentistry

Minimum GPA: 3.50
Admission Exam: DAT required

Prerequisite Coursework:

  • 1 year of Biology with Lab
  • 1 year of General Chemistry with Lab
  • 1 year of Organic Chemistry with Lab
  • 1 year of Physics with Lab
  • 6 semester credit hours of English
  • 1 semester credit hour of Biochemistry

Required Application:

  • Associated American Dental School Application Service (AADSAS)

Website: https://www.dental.columbia.edu/education/dds-program/admissions/admissions-requirements


New York University College of Dentistry

New York University College of Dentistry

Minimum GPA: 3.50
Admission Exam: DAT required

Prerequisite Coursework:

  • 2 semester credit hours of Biology with Lab
  • 2 semester credit hours of General Chemistry with Lab
  • 2 semester credit hours of Organic Chemistry with Lab
  • 2 semester credit hours of Physics with Lab
  • 2 semester credit hours of English
  • 1 semester credit hour of Biochemistry

Required Application:

  • Associated American Dental School Application Service (AADSAS)

Website: : https://dental.nyu.edu/academicprograms/dds-program/admission-requirements.html


Stony Brook University School of Dental Medicine

Stony Brook University School of Dental Medicine

Minimum GPA: 3.70
Admission Exam:
DAT mandatory

Prerequisite Coursework:

  • 8 semester credit hours of Biology with Lab
  • 8 semester credit hours of General Chemistry with Lab
  • 8 semester credit hours of Organic Chemistry with Lab
  • 8 semester credit hours of Physics with Lab
  • 6 semester credit hours of English
  • 6 semester credit hours of Calculus I & II or Calculus I and Statistics
  • 3 semester credit hours of Biochemistry

Required Application:

  • Associated American Dental School Application Service (AADSAS)

Website: https://dentistry.stonybrookmedicine.edu/student/admissions


Touro College of Dental Medicine

Tuoro College of Dental Medicine

Minimum GPA: 2.70
Admission Exam: DAT required

Prerequisite Coursework:

  • 2 semesters of Biology with Lab
  • 2 semesters of General Chemistry with Lab
  • 2 semesters of Physics with Lab
  • 2 semesters of English
  • 1 semester of Organic Chemistry with Lab

Required Application:

  • Associated American Dental School Application Service (AADSAS)

Website: https://dental.touro.edu/admissions/academic-requirements/


University of Buffalo School of Dental Medicine

University of Buffalo School of Dental Medicine

Minimum GPA: 3.00
Admission Exam: DAT required

Prerequisite Coursework:

  • 8 semester credit hours of Biology with Lab
  • 8 semester credit hours of Organic Chemistry with Lab
  • 8 semester credit hours of Physics with Lab
  • 6 semester credit hours of English
  • 3 semester credit hours of Biochemistry

Required Application:

  • Associated American Dental School Application Service (AADSAS)

Website: http://dental.buffalo.edu/education/dds-program/dds-program/doctor-of-dental-surgery--dds-/admissions.html


University of Connecticut School of Dental Medicine

University of Connecticut School of Dental Medicine

Minimum GPA: 3.50
Admission Exam: DAT required

Prerequisite Coursework:

  • 1 year of Biology with Lab
  • 1 year of General Chemistry with Lab
  • 1 year of Organic Chemistry with Lab
  • 1 year of Physics with Lab
  • 1 year of Calculus
  • 1 year of English
  • 6 semester hours of Behavioral and Social Sciences
  • 9 semester hours of Science electives

Required Application:

  • Associated American Dental School Application Service (AADSAS)

Website: https://premed.uconn.edu/coursework/


Howard University College of Dentistry

Howard University College of Dentistry

Minimum GPA: 3.00
Admission Exam: DAT required

Prerequisite Coursework:

  • 4 semester credit hours of General Chemistry with Lab
  • 4 semester credit hours of Anatomy with Lab
  • 4 semester credit hours of Microbiology with Lab
  • 4 semester credit hours of Physiology with Lab
  • 6 semester credit hours of English I & II
  • 3 semester credit hours of Psychology
  • 3 semester credit hours of Sociology
  • 3 semester credit hours of Speech

Required Application:

  • Associated American Dental School Application Service (AADSAS)

Website: http://huhealthcare.com/education/colleges/dentistry/departments/dental-hygiene/admission-reqs


Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine School of Dental Medicine

Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine School of Dental Medicine

Minimum GPA: 3.20
Admission Exam: DAT required

Prerequisite Coursework:

  • 8 semester credit hours of Biology with Lab
  • 8 semester credit hours of General Chemistry with Lab
  • 8 semester credit hours of Organic Chemistry with Lab
  • 6 semester credit hours of English
  • 4 semester credit hours of Physics with Lab
  • 4 semester credit hours of Physiology
  • 4 semester credit hours of Microbiology
  • 3 semester credit hours of Biochemistry

Required Application:

  • Associated American Dental School Application Service (AADSAS)

Website: https://lecom.edu/dental/sdm-entrance-requirements/


Nova Southeastern University College of Dental Medicine

Nova Southeastern University College of Dental Medicine

Minimum GPA: 3.25
Admission Exam: DAT required

Prerequisite Coursework:

  • 8 semester hours of Biology with Lab
  • 8 semester hours of General Chemistry with Lab
  • 8 semester hours of Organic Chemistry with Lab
  • 8 semester hours of Physics with Lab
  • 6 semester hours of English
  • 3 semester hours of Biochemistry
  • 3 semester hours of Microbiology

Required Application:

  • Associated American Dental School Application Service (AADSAS)

Website: https://dental.nova.edu/doctoral/admissions.html


University of Florida College of Dentistry

University of Florida College of Dentistry

Minimum GPA: 3.75
Admission Exam: DAT required

Prerequisite Coursework:

  • 8 semester hours of Biology with Lab
  • 8 semester hours of General Chemistry with Lab
  • 8 semester hours of Organic Chemistry with Lab
  • 8 semester hours of Physics with Lab
  • 6 semester hours of English
  • 3 semester hours of Microbiology
  • 4 semester hours of Biochemistry

Required Application:

  • Associated American Dental School Application Service (AADSAS)

Website: https://admissions.dental.ufl.edu/d-m-d/combined-programs/b-s-d-m-d/#:~:text=Eligibility%20Requirements,no%20less%20than%203.50%2F4.00


University of Illinois at Chicago College of Dentistry

University of Illinois at Chicago College of Dentistry

Minimum GPA: 3.00
Admission Exam: DAT required

Prerequisite Coursework:

  • 14 semester hours of General Chemistry with Lab
  • 4 semester hours of Organic Chemistry with Lab
  • 6 semester hours of Physics with Lab
  • 6 semester hours of English
  • 1 course in Biochemistry
  • 3-4 advanced sciences classes (lab not required but encouraged)

Required Application:

  • Associated American Dental School Application Service (AADSAS)

Website: https://dentistry.uic.edu/programs/doctor-of-dental-medicine-dmd/admissions-requirements-for-the-dmd-program/


University of New England College of Dental Medicine

University of New England College of Dental Medicine

Prerequisite Coursework:

  • 4 semester hours of Biology with Lab
  • 4 semester hours of Anatomy with Lab
  • 4 semester hours of Microbiology with Lab
  • 4 semester hours of General Chemistry with Lab
  • 4 semester hours of Organic Chemistry with Lab
  • 4 semester hours of Organic Chemistry with Lab
  • 3 semester hours of English

Required Application:

  • Associated American Dental School Application Service (AADSAS)

Website: https://www.une.edu/dentalmedicine/admissions


Harvard University School of Dental Medicine

Harvard University School of Dental Medicine

Minimum GPA: 3.40
Admission Exam: DAT required

Prerequisite Coursework:

  • 8 semester credit hours of Biology with Lab
  • 8 semester credit hours of General Chemistry with Lab
  • 8 semester credit hours of Organic Chemistry with Lab
  • 8 semester credit hours of Physics with Lab
  • 6 semester credit hours of English
  • 6 semester credit hours of Calculus I & II
  • 3 semester credit hours of Biochemistry
  • 3 semester credit hours of Statistics

Required Application:

  • Associated American Dental School Application Service (AADSAS)

Website: https://hsdm.harvard.edu/admissions-requirements


University of Maryland School of Dentistry

University of Maryland School of Dentistry

Minimum GPA: 3.00
Admission Exam: DAT required

Prerequisite Coursework:

  • 8 semester credit hours of Anatomy/Physiology I & II with Labs
  • 4 semester credit hours of Biology with Lab
  • 4 semester credit hours of General Chemistry with Lab
  • 4 semester credit hours of Microbiology with Lab
  • 4 semester credit hours of Organic Chemistry with Lab
  • 6 semester credit hours of English
  • 6 semester credit hours of Statistics
  • 3 semester credit hours of Technical Writing
  • 3 semester credit hours of Humanities
  • 3 semester credit hours of Psychology
  • 3 semester credit hours of Sociology
  • 3 semester credit hours of the Principles of Nutrition
  • 3 semester credit hours of Public Speaking
  • 3 semester credit hours of Human Growth & Development
  • 3 semester credit hours of Social Sciences

Required Application:

  • Associated American Dental School Application Service (AADSAS)

Website: https://www.dental.umaryland.edu/admissions/programs/dental-hygiene/bachelor-of-science-baccalaureate-program/prerequisite-courses/


Boston University Henry M. Goldman School of Dental Medicine

Boston University Henry M. Goldman School of Dental Medicine

Minimum GPA: 3.00
Admission Exam: DAT required

Prerequisite Coursework:

  • 3 semesters of Biology with Lab
  • 2 semesters of General Chemistry with Lab
  • 2 semesters of Organic Chemistry with Lab
  • 2 semesters of Physics with Lab
  • 2 semesters of English
  • 1 semester of Biochemistry
  • 1 semester of Calculus
  • 1 semester of Statistics

Required Application:

  • Associated American Dental School Application Service (AADSAS)

Website: https://www.bu.edu/dental/admissions/dmd/req/


Tufts University School of Dental Medicine

Tufts University School of Dental Medicine

Minimum GPA: 3.40
Admission Exam: DAT required

Prerequisite Coursework:

  • 8 semester credit hours of Biology with Lab
  • 8 semester credit hours of General Chemistry with Lab
  • 8 semester credit hours of Organic Chemistry with Lab
  • 8 semester credit hours of Physics with Lab
  • 2 semesters of English
  • 1 semester credit hour of Biochemistry

Required Application:

  • Associated American Dental School Application Service (AADSAS)

Website: https://students.tufts.edu/academic-advice-and-support/pre-professional-advising/pre-health-advising/prepare/academic-preparation/choosing-courses/course-requirements


Rutgers University School of Dental Medicine

Rutgers University School of Dental Medicine

Minimum GPA: 3.60
Admission Exam: DAT required

Prerequisite Coursework:

  • 8 semester credit hours of Biology with Lab
  • 8 semester credit hours of General Chemistry with Lab
  • 8 semester credit hours of Organic Chemistry with Lab
  • 8 semester credit hours of Physics with Lab
  • 6 semester credit hours of English

Required Application:

  • Associated American Dental School Application Service (AADSAS)

Website: https://sdm.rutgers.edu/admissions/predoctoral-admissions/pre-dental-requirements


The Ohio State University College of Dentistry

The Ohio State University College of Dentistry

Minimum GPA: 2.70
Admission Exam: DAT required

Prerequisite Coursework:

  • Anatomy
  • Physiology
  • Biochemistry
  • Biology I & II
  • General Chemistry I & II
  • Organic Chemistry I & II
  • Physics I
  • English I & II

Required Application:

  • Associated American Dental School Application Service (AADSAS)

Website: https://dentistry.osu.edu/prospective-students/doctor-dental-surgery-dds/application-admission-information/admissions-1


University of Pennsylvania Penn Dental Medicine

University of Pennsylvania Penn Dental Medicine

Minimum GPA: 3.00
Admission Exam: DAT required

Prerequisite Coursework:

  • 2 semesters of Biology with Lab
  • 3 semesters of General Chemistry with Lab
  • 2 semesters of Physics with Lab
  • 2 semesters of English
  • 1 semester of Biochemistry
  • 1 semester of Calculus

Required Application:

  • Associated American Dental School Application Service (AADSAS)

Website: https://www.dental.upenn.edu/admissions-academics/dmd-program/admissions/


University of Pittsburgh School of Dental Medicine

University of Pittsburgh School of Dental Medicine

Minimum GPA: 3.20
Admission Exam: DAT required

Prerequisite Coursework:

  • Biology I & II with Lab
  • General Chemistry I & II with Lab
  • Organic Chemistry I & II with Lab
  • Physics I & II with Lab
  • Biochemistry
  • English

Required Application:

  • Associated American Dental School Application Service (AADSAS)

Website: https://www.dental.pitt.edu/education/doctor-dental-medicine/dmd-admission-requirements


Virginia Commonwealth University School of Dentistry

Virginia Commonwealth School of Dentistry

Minimum GPA: 2.50
Admission Exam: DAT required

Prerequisite Coursework:

  • 8 semester credit hours of Biology with Lab
  • 8 semester credit hours of General Chemistry with Lab
  • 8 semester credit hours of Organic Chemistry with Lab
  • 8 semester credit hours of Physics with Lab
  • 3 semester credit hours of Biochemistry
  • 3 semester credit hours of Statistics
  • 3 semester credit hours of English

Required Application:

  • Associated American Dental School Application Service (AADSAS)

Website: https://dentistry.vcu.edu/programs/dds/requirements/


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