Pre-Dental Scholars Program

A cooperative program between Marquette University’s College of Arts and Sciences and College of Health Sciences and the School of Dentistry, the Pre-Dental Scholars Program is specially designed for the high school senior who is ready to make a commitment to a pre-dental education and a career in dentistry. A maximum of 10 students per year are enrolled in the program and the students receive a conditional acceptance to the School of Dentistry. Fulfilling the requirements of the program guarantees full acceptance to the School of Dentistry by the end of the junior year of college. The students then receive a bachelor’s degree upon successful completion of their first year in dental school. Students accepted into the Pre-Dental Scholars Program must enroll in either the College of Arts and Sciences or the College of Health Sciences. High school students applying to the program must have followed a rigorous college preparatory curriculum. Currently enrolled Marquette freshmen may also apply to the program for potential sophomore entry. These students complete the Pre-Dental Scholars application with the Undergraduate Admission Office by February 1 of their first year at Marquette. Consideration for sophomore entry to the program is based upon space availability and a competitive review of applications. Sophomore entry applicants must have completed, or be currently enrolled in, the following courses by the time of application and have completed these courses at Marquette with a grade of B or better by the end of the spring term of the freshman year:

BIOL 1001General Biology 13
CHEM 1001General Chemistry 14
BIOL 1002General Biology 23
CHEM 1002General Chemistry 24

Students in the program must maintain grades of B or better in all science course work and are required to have a cumulative 3.500 GPA at the end of each of their first three years in order to earn admission to the School of Dentistry.

For complete requirements and application procedures, please contact the Office of Undergraduate Admissions at (414) 288-7302.

Continuing Education

The Marquette University School of Dentistry offers courses for graduate dentists throughout the year in virtually all phases of dentistry. These courses vary in length and content and are designed to accommodate the general practitioner and specialist.

Course announcements are mailed regularly to all Wisconsin dentists and other interested parties.

Information may be obtained by writing the Marquette University School of Dentistry, Director of Continuing Education and Alumni Relations; P.O. Box 1881; Milwaukee, WI 53201-1881; (414) 288-3093; or by visiting the website.