disadvantaged applicants

Prospective students who are socioeconomically disadvantaged are encouraged to utilize the services of the Office of Diversity and Inclusion.

The School of Dentistry's commitment to the recruitment, retention, and graduation of underrepresented dentists has been in operation since 1977.

Services and activities for disadvantaged students include:

  • Application assistance
  • Financial aid advising
  • SDS scholarship opportunity
  • Tutorial assistance
  • Academic and personal counseling

Pipeline programs

The Office of Diversity together with the Health Career Opportunity Program sponsors five pre-matriculation programs for high school and college students. HCOP is a federally funded program that provides opportunities for disadvantaged students who are interested in the health career fields.

  • Summer Science Enrichment Program: A si- week summer program designed for high school sophomores, juniors and senior who are interested in dentistry.

  • College Science Enrichment Program: A six-week summer program targeting college sophomores, juniors and seniors who are interested in pursuing a dental career.

  • Pr-enrollment Support Program: A six-week summer program designed to provide eligible students with an introduction to the dental curriculum and help them make the transition from the pre-professional studies to the demanding professional phase.

  • Impressions: An innovative recruitment program thath addresses the dental admission process, financial aid issues, the dental admission test, mock interviews and more. The primary goal is to increase applications and acceptance of disadvantaged students to the Marquette University School of Dentistry. The entire program is student operated.

There is no cost to the student for participating in HCOP; the program is funded by the Department of Health and Human Services.


Please contact the Office of Diversity for more information about programs and services for disadvantaged and/or minority students.

Ms. Amber May MBA

Director Diversity and Inclusion
School of Dentistry, 102G
P.O. Box 1881
Milwaukee, WI 53201-1881
(414) 288-1445 | (414) 288-6505 (FAX)