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DDS/MBA

The School of Management and the School of Dental Medicine collaboratively offer a five-year program leading to both a Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS) and a Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree. These two leading programs combine to give future dentists the best in dental and business education. Graduates will be prepared for clinical dentistry as well as the business challenges of clinical practice.

The collaborative program reduces by one year the usual pattern of a four-year dental surgery program and a two-year MBA program. Each candidate must meet the degree requirements of each program, except for a reduction in total credit hours required. Students will complete a total of 227.5 credit hours, which will consist of 182.5 in dentistry and 45 in management.

Students wishing to pursue the dual program should apply to the MBA program prior to their first year of DDS study. Applications for the MBA program must be submitted online beginning at the School of Management MBA admissions website.

Applicants must be considered for and accepted to each degree program independently. Therefore, they should be in process with the School of Dental Medicine and School of Management simultaneously and must meet the individual admissions criteria of each school. However, the School of Management will accept the DAT (Dental Admission Test) in place of the GMAT/GRE. The deadline for receipt of the MBA degree application and all supporting materials is February 1, 2015. Incomplete files will not be reviewed. It is expected that early applications will be complete within 30 days of original online submission.

For detailed information on the DDS program, visit the School of Dental Medicine's website.

The five-year curriculum is structured as follows:

Fall Year 1 (15 credits MBA)

Spring Year 1 (19 credits MBA)

Summer Year 1 (3 credits MBA)

Fall Year 2 (22 units DDS)

Spring Year 2 (20.5 units DDS)

Fall Year 3 (27.5 units DDS)

Spring Year 3 (26 units DDS)

Fall Year 4 (31.5 units DDS)

Spring Year 4 (25 units DDS)

Fall Year 5 (16 units DDS)

Spring Year 5 (14 units DDS) (8 credits MBA)

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