Pre-dental Scholars Program

Marquette has a long history of preparing undergraduates for professional school. In order to better serve some of our students who are interested in dentistry, Marquette has developed the Pre-dental Scholars Program, an accelerated program for students to receive the benefits of a liberal arts education while enjoying conditional acceptance to Marquette's School of Dentistry. Pre-dental Scholars complete a bachelor's degree and a dental degree in seven years rather than the eight years normally required.

Marquette enrolls a maximum of 10 students each year in the Pre-dental Scholars Program. Pre-dental Scholars immediately receive conditional acceptance to the School of Dentistry, the only dental school in Wisconsin. By fulfilling the requirements to remain in the program, Pre-dental Scholars are guaranteed full acceptance to the School of Dentistry by the end of their junior year.

Deadline

  • Feb. 1

Semi-Finalist Interview

  • All semi-finalists will be notified in mid-February.
  • Semi-finalists are required to attend the Pre-Dental Scholars Interview Day on Sunday, February 26, 2017. Interviews will be conducted on campus. Additional details will be provided in mid-February.
  • Students selected to become part of the program will be notified in mid-March.

Selection guidelines

  • High school rank in the top 25 percent (when applicable)
  • Minimum SAT combined score of 1200 (with individual scores above 500) or minimum ACT composite score of 27 (with individual scores above 24)
  • One year of biology and chemistry (physics recommended)
  • Three years of college-preparatory math, including trigonometry
  • Two or more years of a foreign language
  • Students must enroll as a biological sciences or biomedical sciences major.

Application

Scholars programs application information will be available in early October. You'll need to apply for admission before applying for scholars programs.



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