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Location

Harvard College
86 Brattle Street
Cambridge, MA 02138
United States of America

Contacts

Website: http://www.hsdm.harvard.edu/
Phone: (617) 432-1434
Admissions e-mail: hsdm_dmd_admissions@hsdm.harvard.edu

Program Information

  • Doctor of Dental Medicine (DMD)
    • 4 year program
    • 5 year program available for research
    • For more information, click here
  • Other programs also offered:
    • DMD/MBA
      • 5 year program for joint degree
      • For more information, click here

Admission Requirements

Course and Degree Requirements

  • Degree: All applicants must earn a Bachelor's degree by the time of enrollment.
    • All dental prerequisites must be completed in the U.S. or Canada
  • Required Courses
    • Biochemistry (3 credits)
    • Biology with Lab (8 credits)
    • General Chemistry with Lab (8 credits), or Inorganic Chemistry with Lab (8 credits)
    • Physics with Lab (8 credits)
    • Organic Chemistry with Lab (8 credits)
    • Calculus (6 credits)
    • English (6 credits)
    • Statistics (3 credits)
  • Recommended Courses
    • Cell Biology
    • Microbiology
  • No advanced standing, transfer students or deferred admission

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GPA

  • Minimum: There is no official minimum GPA set by the University, but minimum 3.0 is recommended.
  • Average accepted GPA 2016: 3.85
  • No priority for higher GPA students
  • Calculation method:
    • GPA will be calculated by using all undergraduate courses taken.

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DAT

  • Minimum scores: There are no official cut-off scores set by the University.
  • Average scores from entering class of 2016: 23
  • Canadian and US DAT accepted
  • DAT must have been written within 2 years of application
  • For 2017-2018 application year, June 1, 2015 is the earliest accepted DAT scores.

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Supporting Documents

  • Online AADSAS Application form here
  • Minimum 3 letters of reference or 1 committee letter. Maximum of 4 letters of reference or 1 committee letter and 1 supplemental letter.
    • 3 letters from professors (at least two in sciences). 4th letter may be from supervisor, dentist, or other professional relation.
  • Official post-secondary transcripts sent directly to AADSAS
  • Official DAT scores
  • USD$ 75 non-refundable Application fee

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Interview

  • Candidates selected for an interview will be notified by phone to select a date that is convenient for the applicant based on the HSDM available dates.
  • Interviews are held on Mondays and Fridays starting late September until all selected applicants have been interviewed (generally by the end of February)
  • One-on-One Interviews are conducted at the School of Dental Medicine by two members of the Admissions Committee.
  • Students should plan to stay the day at the School since the day lasts from 8:30 – 2:00 (including lunch, tour and information sessions).
  • Applicants must submit the following before their interview day:
    • High school transcript (including SAT scores, if applicable)
    • HSDM Supplemental Questionnaire
    • 2x2 passport photo

For more information, click here

Timeline 2017-2018

  • August 2017: Application process begins
  • September 2017- February 2018: Interviews for selected applicants
  • December 1, 2017: Beginning of offers of admission
  • December 15, 2017: Application deadline for submission to AADSAS
  • January 15, 2018: Applications must be completed by this date.
  • August, 2018: Orientation and Class begins

For more information, click here

Tuition 2017-2018

  • Includes all fees (Tuition, Travel, Board, Book & Supplies)
    • Year 1: USD$ 90,586.00
    • Year 2: USD$ 108,211.00
    • Year 3: USD$ 107,434.00
    • Year 4: USD$ 102,510.00
    • Year 5: Costs to be determined by program director and Office of the Registrar.

For more information on tuition, click here
For Financial Aid information, click here
For Scholarship information, click here