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.
APPLY FOR SCHOLARS PROGRAM
Scholars Program Information
- January 15 (10 spaces available)
- All semifinalists will be notified in early-February.
- Semifinalists must participate in a virtual interview that will span two days. An information session and Q&A will be hosted on Saturday, February 27 from 2:00pm CST - 3:30pm CST and a 30 minute virtual Pre-Dental Scholars interview on Sunday, February 28. Additional details will be provided in mid-February.
- Students selected to become part of the program will be notified in mid-March.
- High school rank in the top 25 percent (when applicable)
- Minimum SAT combined score of 1280 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, biomedical sciences, or physiological sciences major.
*Applicants applying under the test-optional policy are eligible to apply and will be given equal consideration. The average cumulative unweighted high school GPA for semi-finalists was a 3.95.
The Application for Scholarships and Scholars Programs can be found at this link.
Before submitting the application, please review the instructions, found here.