Admissions Requirements

All applicants are required to have at least a bachelor’s degree in order to apply for the DMD program. Applications will be considered for students completing their final year of an undergraduate degree. Candidates are required to take the following courses as a prerequisite for admission:

Course Required   Recommended Lab Required Credit Hours* Semesters
Biochemistry x       1
Biology x
 
x
8
2
Inorganic or
general chemistry
x
 
x
8
2
Organic chemistry x
 
x
8
2
Physics
x
 
x
8
2
Calculus x
 
  
6
2
English
x
 
 
6
2
Cell biology  
x
 
 
 
Microbiology  
x
 
 
 
Statistics            x                

* Credit hours assume 4 credits/course/semester. Students from universities operating on different credit-hour systems are required to complete two full semesters.

HSDM accepts students from a wide variety of majors, and applicants are encouraged to pursue degrees in a field of their interest. Applicants who major in nonscience fields are required to take all of the prerequisite courses; all applicants are encouraged to take upper-level science courses as time and interests permit.