Joint Degree/Early Admission

Early Admission

Early admission will be considered for Guaranteed Admissions Program applicants who have:

  • A minimum GPA of 3.9 (both science and non-science)
  • A minimum score of 23 on the DAT (academic average)
  • All pre-requisites complete prior to matriculation and the majority should be complete prior to application

Applicants who wish to be considered for early admission must write a letter of intent that is no more than one single-spaced page. The letter of intent should be sent via e-mail to the Office of Student Affairs.

Learn more about the Guaranteed Admissions Program.


Joint Degree (DMD/MPH)  and Dental Public Health Certificate Program

The School of Dental Medicine and the Graduate School of Public Health at the University of Pittsburgh have established a collaborative program that allows first professional dental students the opportunity to initiate and complete studies leading to a Master's of Public Health (MPH) degree concurrently while enrolled in the Doctor of Dental Medicine (DMD) program. A certificate in Dental Public Health also is available.

Find more information about the Joint Degree and Certificate Programs.


Oral Biology Graduate Program Simultaneous Degree Option

Promising School of Dental Medicine First Professional DMD Program students and residents are encouraged to enter the PhD or MS Programs in Oral Biology. At the present time the PhD and MS programs are independent degrees apart from the First Professional DMD and Advanced Dental Education Residency Programs in the School of Dental Medicine.

Learn more about the Oral Biology Graduate Program Simultaneous Degree Option.