Dual Degree Program with the Kornberg School of Dentistry at Temple University

Through a special articulation agreement with the Kornberg School of Dentistry (KSD) at Temple University, USciences students can gain direct entry into dental school—putting them on the fast track to career success.

Application is by invitation only—and students who meet specific requirements are guaranteed interviews with KSD. Students interested in practicing dentistry and who meet the below eligibility requirements will receive strong consideration for admission into KSD.

Program Options

Two program options feature either three or four years at USciences followed by four years at KSD—allowing you to earn both bachelor’s and Doctor of Dental Medicine (DMD) degrees.

3+4 BS/DMD Dual Degree Program

In the accelerated 3+4 program, you’ll first complete three years at USciences as a biology or biomedical sciences major. After successfully finishing your first year at KSD, you’ll receive your BS degree from USciences. After successfully finishing four years at KSD, you’ll receive your DMD degree.

4+4 BS/DMD Dual Degree Program

In the 4+4 program, you’ll complete four years at USciences in any major to earn your BS degree. Then, after four years at KSD, you’ll receive your DMD degree.

Eligibility Requirements

High School Applicants

Highly motivated students in their final year of high school who meet the following criteria are eligible to apply:

  • Minimum test scores:
    • Old SAT: 1150 (Critical Reading & Math)
    • New SAT: 1220 (Evidence-Based Reading and Writing & Math)
    • ACT: 25 (composite)
  • Minimum high school grade point average of 3.4 (on a 4.0 scale)
  • Other evidence of scholarly and professional potential and demonstration of desire to become a dentist

Current USciences Students

Current USciences students are eligible to apply if there are seats available. Notify your pre-med advisor and apply before the end of your first undergraduate year for the 3+4 program or no later than the end of the spring semester of your second undergraduate year for the 4+4 program.

To apply, you must meet the following criteria:

  • Minimum overall GPA of 3.0 upon completion of the first undergraduate year
  • Minimum overall and basic science GPA of 3.4 upon completion of the second undergraduate year
  • No course grade lower than a C
  • Other evidence of scholarly and professional potential and demonstration of desire to become a dentist

Program Requirements for Guaranteed Interview

3+4 Dual Degree Program Requirements

You must satisfy the following criteria to qualify for an interview at KSD:

  • Completion of a minimum of 102 credits of the 127 credits required for the BS in biology or biomedical sciences at USciences
  • Minimum overall GPA of 3.0 upon completion of your first undergraduate year
  • Minimum overall and basic science GPA of 3.4 upon completion of your second undergraduate year
  • No course grade lower than a C
  • Competitive DAT scores
  • Application to KSD through AADSASwith the endorsement of your pre-health professions advisor
  • Other evidence of scholarly and professional potential and demonstration of desire to become a dentist

4+4 Dual Degree Program Requirements

You must satisfy the following criteria to qualify for an interview at KSD:

  • Fulfill all requirements of your major at USciences
  • Overall GPA of 3.0 upon completion of the first undergraduate year
  • Overall and basic science GPA of 3.4 upon completion of your third undergraduate year
  • No course grade lower than a C
  • Competitive DAT scores
  • Application to KSD through AADSAS with the endorsement of your pre-health professions advisor
  • Other evidence of scholarly and professional potential and demonstration of the desire to become a dentist

Contact:

Admission or Application-related Questions:
Admission Office

Phone:

215-596-8810

Email:

admit@usciences.edu

Contact:

Program Information:
Laura A. Mangano, MEd
Associate Director of Pre-Health Professions Advising

Address:

Misher College of Arts and Sciences
University of the Sciences
600 South 43rd Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104-4495

Phone:

215-596-8753

Email:

l.mangano@usciences.edu