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.
· Degree Classification: Professional
· Related Degree: Doctor of Dental Surgery
· Format: In Person
· Length: 4 Years, Full Time
· Class Size: 75-80
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.
If you are an international student, you are also required to demonstrate English language proficiency by taking the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or providing some other assurance of proficiency in English.
Minimum Required Scores:
· 18-Total Science/20 Reading Comprehension/18 Academic Average
Our more successful applicants score 19 or above Total Science and Academic Average
PAT scores are valued heavily as well for future dentists!!!
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:
· English Composition and Literature 6 9
· Inorganic Chemistry with Lab 8 12
· Organic Chemistry with Lab 8 12
· Biochemistry 3 6
· Human Anatomy with lab 4 6
· Physics 8 12
· Electives 22 33
Physiology (unless taken with Human Anatomy) 4 6
Microbiology 4 6