General Questions

How much is tuition at HSDM?
Do you offer tours of HSDM?
Is there campus housing for dental students?
Does HSDM offer a dental hygiene program?
Does HSDM accept transfer students?

How much is tuition at HSDM?
The tuition at HSDM is $54,200 for the 2014-15 academic year for both DMD and advanced graduate education (AGE) programs. The total estimated cost for a first-year DMD student, including room and board, health insurance, and other fees, is approximately $80,898 (for 10 months). The total costs for first-year AGE students vary by program. HSDM is a private institution, and tuition and fees are the same for both in-state and out-of-state residents. Please contact the HSDM Director of Financial Aid for specific details.

Do you offer tours of HSDM?
No. We are unable to provide tours of HSDM because of the high volume of requests we receive.  Applicants who are invited for an interview are given a tour during their visit to HSDM. Potential applicants are invited to check out the online virtual tour of the School. Dental students have access to all of the facilities at Harvard Medical School.

Is there campus housing for dental students?
Yes. Vanderbilt Hall is the on-campus dormitory in which dental students may live. All rooms are singles, and there are shared bathrooms and kitchens. The building is one block from HSDM. Applications for Vanderbilt Hall are sent to accepted DMD students in April. Housing is guaranteed for first-year dental students provided the appropriate paperwork is completed and   received by the Housing Office by the deadline. A limited number of advanced graduate students may be able to reside in Vanderbilt Hall on a space-available basis.

There is limited Harvard-owned housing for married students in the Longwood Medical Area. Harvard@Trilogy, a apartment facility, opened in 2006 and is located within walking distance of the Medical Area. Trilogy has 154 rental units available to graduate students, faculty,  and staff. In addition, accepted students can contact the Harvard Housing for assistance with housing needs. Th Harvard Housing Office is responsible for the management and rental of Harvard’s affiliated housing (open to students,  faculty, and staff), for new residential development, and for the development of University housing policy. The Harvard Housing Office serves as the Harvard community’s central resource for off-campus housing information and also offers individual real estate counseling to relocating and   current faculty members. The properties are primarily in Cambridge. Frequent shuttle bus service is available between Cambridge and the Longwood Medical Area.

Since there is such high demand for apartments, we recommend that students use a real estate broker to obtain an off-campus apartment in nearby areas such as Brookline, Cambridge, or Jamaica Plain. Vanderbilt Hall also maintains an off-campus housing bulletin board. We strongly advise that you view an apartment before you sign a lease.

There is no parking on campus for students. If you plan to live off-campus, you should contact the town hall in the municipality in which you plan to live to inquire about parking regulations. Maintaining a car in the Boston area can be very costly. HSDM is easily accessible via public transportation and has several bike racks for student use.

Does HSDM offer a dental hygiene program?
No. HSDM does not have a dental hygiene program. Please refer to the American Dental Association website for a list of dental hygiene, dental assisting, and dental laboratory technology education programs.

Does HSDM accept transfer students?
No, HSDM does not accept transfer students.