Harvard University Dentistry

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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
  • Number of applications received in 2012-2013: 1000+
  • Number of applicants interviewed: ~120
  • Class size/Year: 35
    • For more information, click here
  • Other programs also offered:
    • DMD/MBA
      • 5 year program for joint degree
      • For more information, click here
    • DMD/HST (Health Sciences & Technology)
      • For more information, click here

Admission Requirements

Course and Degree Requirements

  • Degree: Minimum final year of Bachelor's degree.
    • At least 1 year of college and all dental prerequisites completed in the U.S. or Canada
  • Required Courses
    • Biochemistry (3 credits)
    • Biology with Lab (6 credits)
    • General Chemistry with Lab (6 credits), or Inorganic Chemistry with Lab (6 credits)
    • Physics with Lab (6 credits)
    • Organic Chemistry with Lab (6 credits)
    • Calculus (6 credits)
    • English (6 credits)
  • Recommended Courses
    • Cell Biology
    • Microbiology
    • Statistics
  • 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 2012: 3.86
  • No priority for higher GPA students
  • Calculation method:
    • GPA will be calculated by using all undergraduate courses taken.

For more information, click here, here and here

DAT

  • Minimum scores: There are no official cut-off scores set by the University.
  • Average scores 2012:
    • Academic Average – 22
    • Total Science Average – 22
    • Perceptual Ability – 20
  • Canadian and US DAT accepted
  • DAT must have been written within 2 years of application

For more information, click here and here

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
  • $75 Application fee

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Interview

  • Invitation only
  • 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 8:45 – 3:00 (including lunch, tour and information sessions).
  • Applicants must bring:
    • High school transcript (including SAT scores, if applicable)
    • HSDM Supplemental Questionnaire
    • 2x2 passport photo

For more information, click here

Timeline

  • December 1, 2013: Beginning of offers of admission
  • December 15, 2013: Application deadline for submission to AADSAS
  • January 15, 2014: Applications must be completed by this date.

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Tuition 2012-2013

  • Includes all fees (Travel, Board, Book & Supplies)
    • Year 1: $73,249
    • Year 2: $90,259
    • Year 3: $92,672
    • Year 4: $83,360
    • 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

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