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Application Guidelines For Doctor of Dental Surgery Program

 

All prospective applicants must apply through the Associated American Dental Schools Application Service (AADSAS). The application cycle opens in May and the deadline for submitting applications is February 1st of the year you expect to enter dental school. All accepted students must earn a bachelor’s degree or higher from a regionally accredited college or university in the United States prior to enrollment. Also, accepted students must complete any degree program in which they are currently enrolled prior to enrollment into the College of Dentistry.

Program Details

· Degree Classification: Professional

· Related Degree: Doctor of Dental Surgery

· Format: In Person

· Length: 4 Years, Full Time

· Class Size: 75-80

 

Admission Requirements:

All applicants must take the Dental Admission Test (DAT).  DAT scores may not be more than two years old. Applications are not considered without DAT scores, and only the most recent score is considered. Unofficial DAT scores may be sent via email to HUCDAdmit@howard.edu.

Competitive Scores:

· 18-Total Science/20 Reading Comprehension/18 Academic Average

 

Prerequisites:

All matriculants must have earned a bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university.

Online and introductory courses are not acceptable for the required coursework. 

Advanced placement and/or college-level entrance program credits are not acceptable for required courses.

 

REQUIRED FOR ADMISSION TO HUCD:

                                                                     Semester             Quarter

· English Composition and Literature                 6                          9          

· Inorganic Chemistry with Lab                          8                         12

· Organic Chemistry with Lab                            8                         12

· Biochemistry                                                    3                           5

· Human Anatomy with lab                                 4                           5

· Physics                                                             8                         12

· Electives                                                         22                         33

 

Recommended Coursework:

Physiology (unless taken with Human Anatomy)                           4                           5

Microbiology                                                     4                           5

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