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. More information including curriculum and timeline for degree completion are available from the UIC 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. 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.
How to Apply
To be considered for the PhD/DMD program, all candidates must express interest in writing and contact Dr. Herve Sroussi by September 1. Interested candidates must include a written statement regarding interest in the combined PhD/DMD degree program in their email to Dr. Sroussi. 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 also contact Ms. Ashley Burton 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 Ms. Ashley Burton in the Office of Academic Affairs. Further specifics about the PhD track and combined program can be directed to Dr. Herve Sroussi.