Admissions Requirements

All applicants to the DMD program must earn at least a bachelor’s degree by the time of enrollment. All prerequisite courses must be completed by the time of matriculation. Candidates are required to take the following courses at a U.S. or Canadian institution to be considered for admission:

Course

Required

Recommended

Lab Required

Credit Hours*

Semesters

Biochemistry

x

   

3

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

English

x

   

6

2

Calculus I, II**

x

   

6

1 or 2

Statistics  **

x

   

3

1 or 0

Cell biology

 

x

     

Microbiology

 

x

     

* Credit hours for Biology, General Chemistry, Organic Chemistry, and Physics assume a 4 credit course/semester. Students from universities operating on different credit-hour systems are required to complete the equivalent of two full semesters.

**Mathematical Skills/Computational Science literacy is essential for a career in the health sciences. This requirement may be fulfilled by two semesters of calculus or one semester of calculus and one semester of statistics (preferably biostatistics).

The Admissions Committee strongly advises applicants to complete the prerequisite coursework, particularly the science courses, at a four year institution. However, HSDM accepts community college coursework and Advanced Placement (AP) credits.