FAQ

What makes it a dual program?

With approval, you may apply up to 14 credits of dental courses toward the MPH and credits of public health courses toward the DDS, with approval from your DDS program. This allows you to reduce the length program, saving you time and money.

Who is eligible for the program?

Any dental student who is applying to or is attending a School of Dentistry accredited by the Commission on Dental Accreditation (CODA) may apply to the program.

How long does the program take?

Dental students may start taking public health courses the summer prior to starting dental school in the fall and finish the MPH after completing the DDS. Students may attend public health courses as a full or part time student.

Students are allowed to transfer up to 14 credits from the dental curriculum into the MPH, with approval.

How often do I need to be on campus?

Dual degree dental students may take a combination of online and in-classes for the MPH.  The majority of DDS/MPH students complete the elective courses at the Public Health Institute (PHI), which is offered in the last week in May and first weeks in June, during the May session.

Do you charge non-resident tuition for out-of-state students?

All students in the Public Health Dentistry program are charged resident tuition since it is an online program.

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