The College of Dentistry offers a program that allows students to obtain a PhD in Oral Sciences concurrent with the DMD. Graduates pursue careers as oral health clinician scientists, conducting research and training future generations of dentists. The DMD/PhD program is a seven year program and offers financial assistance for select students. Information on curriculum and the timeline for degree completion are available on the graduate education website. The DMD/PhD program is part of the Multidisciplinary Oral Science Training Program.
Candidates must complete separate applications for the DMD and PhD in Oral Sciences. Standard application procedures apply for both programs, with the exception that out-of-state applicants are accepted for the DMD/PhD. (Out-of-state applicants are not accepted for the straight DMD.) It is recommended that candidates apply to both the DMD and the PhD no later than November 1st for admission to the program for the following fall semester. To be considered, all candidates must contact Katherine Long in advance of the application.
How to Apply
Complete the standard application procedures for both the DMD and the PhD programs. Note: DAT scores may be substituted for the GRE for applicants to both programs. To be considered for both programs, applicants must contact Katherine Long prior to the application. Both applications must be completed no later than November 1st.
Tuition & Fees
Tuition waivers are available for qualified candidates. Standard rates of tuition apply to the DMD and the PhD components of the program.
Interested candidates are encouraged to contact Katherine Long in the Office for Research.