Doctoral Program

Admissions Requirements

The College of Dental Medicine selects students based on preprofessional academic performance, Dental Admission Test (DAT ) scores, a personal interview, a written application, and letters of evaluation.

  1. Prior to matriculation, applicants must have completed a minimum of 90 semester-hours of coursework from a regionally accredited college or university. Not more than 60 semester-hours from community or junior college will be applied to the 90-semester-hour minimum.

  2. Students should have a cumulative grade point average of 3.25 or higher on a 4.0 scale. In addition, students should have a science grade point average of 3.25 or higher on a four-point scale.

    • Students must have earned a grade of 2.0 or better in each of the following required courses:

      • Biology with lab - 8 semester hours
      • Chemistry with lab - 8 semester hours
      • Organic chemistry with lab - 8 semester hours
      • Physics with lab - 8 semester hours
      • Biochemistry - 3 semester hours
      • Microbiology - 3 semester hours

    • Other Courses

      • English - 6 semester hours

Suggested Additional Preparation

Courses should be selected to give students as broad and liberal an education as possible. However, applicants are encouraged to take these specific upper division courses in advanced sciences: anatomy, physiology, cell biology, molecular biology, histology, genetics, and immunology.

Upon review of a student's individual record, the committee on admissions may require additional coursework and testing as a condition of acceptance.

The dean may evaluate an applicant's qualifications and modify requirements in unusual circumstances.

Inquiries only should be directed to:

Nova Southeastern University
College of Dental Medicine
Office of Admissions
3200 South University Drive
Ft. Lauderdale-Davie, FL 33328-2018

Phone: (954) 262-1101 or 800-356-0026, ext. 21101