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University of Pittsburgh Bradford    
2022-2023 Bradford Campus Catalog 
  Jul 19, 2024
2022-2023 Bradford Campus Catalog [Archived Catalog]

Pre-Dental Medicine

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Contact: Dr. Mary Mulcahy or Dr. David Merwine 

The University of Pittsburgh at Bradford and the University of Pittsburgh School of Dental Medicine in Pittsburgh have an articulation agreement that allows students to be admitted to the School of Dental Medicine after completing three or four years of study with a minimum of 90 credits earned at the University of Pittsburgh at Bradford.

Transfer Program Requirements

To be eligible for dental school admission, students must meet stringent requirements as follows:

1. For admission to Pitt-Bradford a student must:

  • Complete at least 18 college prep courses with four units each in English, social studies, mathematics, science with lab, and two units in second language.
  • Rank in the upper 20 percent of the high school graduating class.
  • Score 1100 or higher on the pre-2005 SAT, with a score of at least 560 in the SAT quantitative section; or 24 or higher on the ACT, with a 24 on the quantitative section.
  • Complete an application for admission, supplemented by a detailed personal statement concerning a career in dentistry and two letters of reference from high school teachers or counselors.
  • Receive a favorable recommendation from the Pitt-Bradford Health Related Professions Committee.

2. Meet the following standards while earning 90 or more credits at Pitt-Bradford:

  • Achieve a 3.00 grade point average (GPA) at the end of the first year of study.
  • Achieve a major and cumulative GPA of 3.25 at the end of the second and third years of study.
  • Complete other Pitt-Bradford course requirements for general education and a major in an approved baccalaureate degree. (During a student’s first term of enrollment, in consultation with an advisor, the course requirements will be detailed for the student, based on the student’s intended major.)
  • Compile a consistent record of participation and leadership in campus affairs.
  • Demonstrate interest in dentistry by observing or working in a dental environment
  • Be recommended by the vice president and dean of academic affairs and the Health Related Professions Committee at Pitt-Bradford.

3. Attain Dental Aptitude Test (DAT) scores acceptable to the dental school.

Students who withdraw from this special program are eligible to apply, without prejudice, directly to the School of Dental Medicine under the prevailing admission requirements and standards.

University of Pittsburgh Freshman Guarantee for School of Dental Medicine

  • Indicate PDENT Pre-Dentistry on admissions application,
  • Rank in the top 5 percent of high school class with a pre-2005 SAT I score of 1300 (29 ACT) or better,
  • Maintain a 4.0 science and general grade point average as a full-time student,
  • Complete the minimum coursework required of pre-dental students,
  • Attain an overall DAT (Dental Aptitude Test) score of 25,
  • Complete the AADSAS application process,
  • Participate in a satisfactory preadmission interview prior to School of Dental Medicine admission.

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